The Washington Nationals agreed to terms with nine undrafted free agents following Major League Baseball’s 2020 First-Year Player Draft. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo, Assistant General Manager & Vice President of Scouting Operations Kris Kline and Director of Scouting Operations Eddie Longosz made the joint announcement. PLAYER POS B/T HT WT DOB SCHOOL Zach Brzykcy RHP R/R 6-2 225 7/12/99

Orioles sign first-round draft selection Heston Kjerstad

The Baltimore Orioles today announced that they have signed their first selection, second overall, of the 2020 First-Year Player Draft, outfielder Heston Kjerstad, from the University of Arkansas. Kjerstad, 21, hit .448/.513/.791 (30-for-67) with five doubles, six home runs, 19 runs, and 20 RBI in 16 games during his junior season, which was shortened due to COVID-19. He led the Razorbacks in batting average, hits,

Orioles announce initial 60-man player pool list

The Orioles today announced the initial list of 44 players to their 60-man Major League Player Pool. Additional players will be added to the list in the coming days. The 44-man list includes 18 right-handed pitchers, eight left-handed pitchers, four catchers, 10 infielders, and four outfielders. A complete list of the Orioles initial Player Pool list is below: PITCHERS (26) RHP Shawn Armstrong LHP Ty

Trey Mancini partners with Colorectal Cancer Alliance

Orioles infielder/outfielder Trey Mancini will team up with the Colorectal Cancer Alliance (Alliance) to raise awareness for colon cancer. Mancini will participate in the organization’s “Never Too Young” advisory board, which advocates for all young-onset patients and survivors. In support of Mancini’s fight and his partnership with the Colorectal Cancer Alliance, the Orioles are selling #F16HT t-shirts to benefit the Alliance. All net proceeds from

Nationals Summer Reading Program returns for seventh consecutive year

To kick start the beginning of summer, the Washington Nationals are proud to announce the return of the Nationals Summer Reading Program! The Nationals have expanded the partnership to now include seven local library systems. The program encourages children and teens to read throughout the summer by joining their local library’s summer reading challenges. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, all participating libraries will run their

Nationals select five players on second day of MLB's 2020 First-Year Player Draft

The Washington Nationals selected five players on the second day of Major League Baseball’s 2020 First-Year Player Draft. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo, Assistant General Manager & Vice President of Scouting Operations Kris Kline and Director of Scouting Operations Eddie Longosz made the joint announcement. The Nationals kicked off Thursday’s action by selecting right-handed pitcher Cole Henry out of Louisiana

Orioles complete 2020 First-Year Player Draft

The Orioles made four selections on Day Two of the 2020 First-Year Player Draft on Thursday, completing rounds 2-5. This year, the Orioles selected six players overall: five position players and one pitcher, with four of the selections being college athletes. The Orioles selected one right-handed pitcher, three infielders, and two outfielders. Hudson Haskin, 21, an outfielder from Tulane University (LA), hit .333/.452/.500 (22-for-66) with

Orioles select two players on first day of 2020 First-Year Player Draft

The Baltimore Orioles tonight selected outfielder Heston Kjerstad from the University of Arkansas with the second overall selection of the 2020 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. The Orioles also selected infielder Jordan Westburg at No. 30 overall from Mississippi State University. Kjerstad, 21, hit .448/.513/.791 (30-for-67) with five doubles, six home runs, 19 runs, and 20 RBI in 16 games during his junior season,