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Orioles to Hold Interviews for Ballgirls and Ballboys on Saturday, March 6

The Orioles have announced they will conduct interviews on Saturday, March 6 to find ballgirls and ballboys for the 2010 season. Outgoing and athletic men and women ages 18 and older who are interested in serving as ballboys and ballgirls for the Orioles during the upcoming season are invited to interview for a position at Camden Yards beginning at noon on March 6. Candidates should

Nationals Agree to Terms with Livan Hernandez

The Washington Nationals today agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Livan Hernandez on a minor-league contract that includes a Spring Training invitation. Nationals Senior Vice President & General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Hernandez rejoins the Nationals after going 9-12 with a 5.44 ERA in 31 starts last season with Washington and New York (NL). After winning seven games in 23 starts for the

Orioles Birthday Promotions to Return in 2010

The Orioles announced today that they are once again inviting all baseball fans to celebrate their birthdays at Camden Yards and attend a game for free in 2010. The “Come Free for your Birthday” promotion, this year presented by Carvel, debuted last season as part of the Birdland Stimulus Package and was wildly successful, with over 45,000 fans participating and receiving a free ticket voucher

Nationals Sign Right-Hander Chien-Ming Wang

The Washington Nationals today signed free-agent right-handed pitcher Chien-Ming Wang. Nationals Senior Vice President & General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Wang, 29, is 55-26 with a 4.16 ERA in 109 games/104 starts spanning five seasons with the Yankees. An extreme ground-ball pitcher, Wang’s career ground ball-to-fly ball ratio of 2.73/1 ranks third among active pitchers with 100-plus starts, trailing only Brandon Webb (3.63/1)

Nationals Agree to Terms with Reliever Ron Villone

The Washington Nationals today agreed to terms with left-handed pitcher Ron Villone on a minor-league contract that includes a Spring Training invitation. Nationals Senior Vice President & General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Villone went 5-6 with seven holds, one save and a 4.25 ERA in a team-leading 63 appearances for the Nationals in 2009. Villone, who signed a minor-league contract with the Nationals

MASN Announces 2010 Spring Training Schedule

MASN, the television home of the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles, announced today its spring training schedule for the 2010 season. The network will televise eight spring training games total -- all of which will appear on MASN’s flagship dedicated high-definition channel, MASN HD. Kicking off the baseball season on MASN, the Nationals will take on the World Series Champion Yankees on March 12th in

Washington Nationals Announce 2010 Grand Slam Flex Plans

The Washington Nationals today announced the Grand Slam Flex Plans for the 2010 season at Nationals Park which will allow fans to choose four games from one of five plans, and receive a fifth game of their choice for free. These plans start at as low as $68 per seat and it’s the team’s most affordable multiple-game option to date. This is the earliest in

RHP Armando Gambino Outrighted to Norfolk, Invited to Spring Training

The Orioles today announced that RHP ARMANDO GABINO has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk. He has also received an invitation to attend major league spring training camp. Gabino was claimed on waivers from the Minnesota Twins on November 9, 2009. He made his major league debut last August for the Twins. Gabino is 21-17 with a 3.30 ERA (344.0IP, 126ER) in 178

Orioles to Hold Open Tryouts for Sarasota’s Voice of the Orioles on February 20

The Orioles will hold open tryouts on Saturday, February 20 for public address announcer at Ed Smith Stadium for the 2010 spring training season. Applicants are asked to bring their resumes and arrive by 12:30 p.m. for registration. Tryouts will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m. Applicants will be asked to read mock lineups and make announcements on the public address system at the ballpark. The

Orioles Mourn Passing of Longtime Traveling Secretary Phil Itzoe

Earlier today, longtime Orioles traveling secretary PHIL ITZOE passed away after an extended illness. Born August 26, 1937, Itzoe spent a total of 45 seasons with the Orioles, including 41 years coordinating the Orioles’ travel plans, the longest tenure of any traveling secretary in any of the four major sports leagues. Phil joined the Orioles in 1964 as assistant to the public relations director. In

Washington Nationals Host Tryouts for 2010 Nat Pack Members

WHAT: The Washington Nationals will host tryouts for the 2010 Nat Pack - the team’s in-park and around-the-District entertainment crew. Earlier this year, the club sought applications from outgoing, energetic and dedicated people interested in becoming members of the Nat Pack. Those selected were invited to this weekend’s tryouts; which will include a group run, shooting the t-shirt gun, and demonstrating their best rally techniques.

Orioles Re-Sign Mark Hendrickson

The Orioles today announced that they have re-signed free agent LHP MARK HENDRICKSON to a one-year contract for the 2010 season with a club option for the 2011 season. Hendrickson, 35, went 6-5 with a 4.37 ERA (105.0IP, 51ER) in 53 games (11 starts) for the Orioles in 2009. In 42 relief appearances, Hendrickson was 4-0 with a 3.44 ERA (55.0IP, 21ER). Hendrickson is the

Sarfate Clears Waivers, Is Outrighted to Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that RHP DENNIS SARFATE has cleared waivers and has been outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk. Sarfate will be invited to major league spring training as a non-roster invitee. Sarfate went 0-1 with a 5.09 ERA (23.0IP, 13ER) in 20 games for Baltimore in 2009. He spent most of the season on the disabled list with a circulatory condition in his right hand.

MASN to Televise Ravens Press Conference

The television home of the Baltimore Ravens, MASN will televise the team’s Season-Ending Press Conference on Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m live from Owings Mills. The press conference will feature owner Steve Bisciotti, president Dick Cass, general manager and executive vice president Ozzie Newsome and head coach John Harbaugh. Video highlights from the press conference will also be available in MASN’s Media Lounge.

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