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Nationals Agree to Terms with Miguel Batista on Minor League Contract, Spring Training Invite

The Washington Nationals today agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Miguel Batista on a minor-league contract that includes a Spring Training invitation. Nationals Senior Vice President & General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Batista is 95-108 with 39 saves and a 4.54 ERA in 530 games/237 starts spanning 15 seasons with Seattle, Arizona, Toronto, Kansas City, Montreal, Chicago (NL), Florida and Pittsburgh. The 38

Dave Matthews Band with Zac Brown Band to Perform at Nationals Park on Friday, July 23

Dave Matthews Band announced today they will perform at Nationals Park - the home of the Washington Nationals -- on Friday, July 23 with Zac Brown Band as support. This will be the ballpark’s second-ever show, following Elton John and Billy Joel’s sold-out show in July 2009. Tickets and parking will go on sale to the general public on Friday, February 26 at 10:00 a.m.

Miguel Tejada Rejoins Orioles

The Orioles today announced that they have signed free agent INF MIGUEL TEJADA to a one-year contract for 2010. The six-time All-Star rejoins his former team, for whom he batted .311 with 102 home runs and 429 RBI in 619 games over four seasons from 2004-2007. Traded by the Orioles to Houston on December 12, 2007 in exchange for RHP MATT ALBERS, INF MICHAEL COSTANZO,

Washington Nationals Introduce Mini Plans for 2010 Season

The Washington Nationals will offer three mini plan packages in 2010, providing flexible and affordable options for all Nationals fans. As a bonus, each plan includes one game free of charge. The Champions Plan (14 games for the price of 13), Sunday Fun-day Plan (13 games for the price of 12), and Zim’s Silver Slugger Plan (10 games for the price of 9) were designed

MASN Televising Orioles Press Conference LIVE at 3:00 p.m. Today

MASN will televise today’s Baltimore Orioles press conference live at 3 p.m. from Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The Orioles are expected to announce the signing of former All-Star Miguel Tejada. Roch Kubatko and Jim Hunter will host the MASN production.

Statement from MASN on the departure of Anita Marks from CBS Radio

As Anita Marks departs CBS Radio to pursue new opportunities, MASN wishes her the very best. Since the network’s 24x7 launch in July of 2006, Anita has been an afternoon staple on MASN. She has brought sharp analysis, informed opinion and strong perspective on local, regional and national sports to MASN’s audience. We appreciate her three and a half years of service to sports fans

MASN Announces 2010 Baseball Television Schedule

(Washington D.C.) -- MASN, the television home of the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles, announced today its Major League Baseball programming schedule for the 2010 season. With the April launch of MASN2 HD, MASN will carry every game and every play -- 320 MLB games -- in high definition throughout the season. The Nationals will have 95 live games on MASN and MASH HD and

Orioles 2010 Promotions Feature Giveaways, Events and Ticket Savings for Fans of All Ages

The Orioles have scheduled a variety of giveaways and promotions designed to appeal to fans of all ages during the upcoming season. Highlights of this year’s giveaway schedule include a MATT WIETERS bobblehead doll giveaway presented by AT&T, a replica BROOKS ROBINSON jersey, a series of three mini-bobblehead dolls featuring outfielders NOLAN REIMOLD, ADAM JONES and NICK MARKAKIS, four cap giveaway nights and the return

Scott, Orioles Agree to Terms

The Orioles today announced that they have agreed to terms with OF LUKE SCOTT on a one-year contract, thus avoiding arbitration. Scott, 31, played in 128 games for the Orioles in 2009, batting .258 (116-449) while setting career-highs with 25 home runs and 77 runs batted in. In 276 games over the last two years with Baltimore, Scott has a .258 average (238-924) with 55

Over 60 Current, Future, and Former Orioles to Attend 2010 FanFest Next Saturday, January 23

Over 60 current, future and former Orioles players and coaches will participate in the team’s 2010 FanFest event at the Baltimore Convention Center next Saturday, January 23. Presented by the Sarasota Convention & Visitors Bureau, 2010 FanFest will feature autograph sessions and question and answer forums as part of a day-long celebration of baseball that will also include clinics, exhibits and interactive games. The event

Orioles Spring Training Tickets on Sale at 10:00 a.m. this Saturday, January 16

Individual tickets for all 16 of the Orioles’ spring training games at Ed Smith Stadium will go on sale this Saturday, January 16 at 10:00 a.m. This year marks the first time the club has trained in Sarasota since 1995. The team spent the last 14 seasons in Fort Lauderdale. The Orioles will open their first season at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota with a

Baltimore Ravens Playoff Coverage Continues on MASN

With the Ravens decisive win over the Patriots yesterday, MASN will continue televising prime-time Ravens programming each night, Coach Harbaugh’s day after press conference each week, and Ravens Xtra after each game. Viewers can tune in today to watch Coach Harbaugh’s press conference at 3:45 p.m. live on MASN. Leading up to Saturday’s game in Indianapolis, MASN will televise Ravens prime-time programming each evening featuring:

Orioles Announce Partnership with WSBA Radio as Team Affiliate in York, Pa

The Orioles today announced that they have entered into a multi-year partnership with NewsRadio 910 WSBA to return as the club’s radio affiliate in York, Pennsylvania. WSBA Radio also broadcast Orioles games in central Pennsylvania from 1988 through 2006. WSBA will air regular season games and select spring training games beginning in March. Orioles fans will also hear game highlights, team reports and player interviews

Orioles Name Minor League Managers, Coaches and Staff

The Orioles today announced the coaching staffs for their eight minor league affiliates for the 2010 season. GARY ALLENSON is back for his fifth season in the organization and will manage Triple-A Norfolk for the fourth season after guiding the Tides to a 71-71 record in 2009. MIKE GRIFFIN, who pitched for the 1987 Orioles, will serve as pitching coach for the third consecutive season

Washington Nationals Announce 2010 Winter Caravan & NatsFest

The Washington Nationals today announced the schedule for their 2010 Winter Caravan when members of the Washington Nationals will tour the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area from January 27 to Saturday, January 30, and conclude with the second annual NatsFest at Nationals Park on Sunday, January 31. Nationals Manager Jim Riggleman, Players Brian Bruney, Matt Capps, Tyler Clippard, Adam Dunn, Danny Espinosa, John Lannan, Nyjer Morgan,

Nationals Sign Closer Matt Capps

The Washington Nationals today signed free-agent right-handed closer Matt Capps. Nationals Senior Vice President & General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Capps signs with Washington after going 19-19 with 29 holds, 67 saves and a 3.61 ERA in 271 appearances spanning five seasons (2005-09) with Pittsburgh. Capps completes his Pirates career ranked sixth on Pittsburgh’s all-time saves list. Since seizing the Pirates’ closer role

The Washington Nationals Name Andrew Feffer Chief Operating Officer

The Washington Nationals today announced that Andrew C. Feffer has been named Chief Operating Officer and will be responsible for all revenue generating and non-baseball operations, according to Nationals President Stan Kasten. Feffer most recently served as COO for NFL PLAYERS, Inc., the for-profit subsidiary of the NFL Players Association. During his three-year tenure with NFL PLAYERS, Feffer developed the players’ marketing, sponsorship, licensing, television,

Ben Goessling Joins MASN as Nationals Reporter

MASN, the television home of the Washington Nationals, has announced that well-known Washington sports journalist and personality Ben Goessling has joined the network as a full-time reporter, blogger and on-air contributor. Goessling will cover the Nationals for MASNsports.com, the premier online destination for Nationals fans, beginning on January 11th. A trusted and reliable source for the most up-to-date Nationals news, Goessling will continue writing about

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