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WJFK-FM 106.7 The Fan to broadcast Nationals games beginning in March

The Washington Nationals announced today that 106.7 The Fan will serve as the official flagship station for Nationals baseball games beginning with the upcoming 2011 season. Owned and operated by CBS RADIO, 106.7 The Fan has signed on to broadcast Nationals spring training match-ups as well as regular-season and postseason games. Charlie Slowes and Dave Jageler will serve as the team’s radio voices during these

Delaware North Sportservice names chefs for Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Delaware North Companies Sportservice and the Baltimore Orioles today announced that Joshua Distenfeld will serve as the executive chef for Oriole Park at Camden Yards and Baltimore native David Friendlich will serve as sous chef. Distenfeld is an American Culinary Federation (ACF) Certified Executive Chef with 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry, including managing large-scale culinary operations. Most notably, he has served as

Read, Novas highlight 16 international signings by Nationals

The Washington Nationals have agreed to terms on professional contracts with 16 international free agents, highlighted by catcher Raudy Read and outfielder Randy Novas. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo and Nationals Director of International Scouting Johnny DiPuglia made the joint announcement. Read was signed out of the Dominican Republic and has great instincts behind the plate, including exceptional

Honorary bat girl contest opens for Nationals fans

Major League Baseball® and Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, the world’s largest breast cancer organization, recently launched the 2011 Honorary Bat Girl Contest, a campaign to recognize baseball fans who have been affected by breast cancer and have demonstrated a commitment to eradicating the disease. Washington Nationals fans ages 18 and older can go online at www.honorarybatgirl.com to share inspirational stories about themselves or

MASN announces spring training broadcast schedule, will televise “NatsFest 2011”

MASN, the television home of the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles, has announced its 2011 spring training schedule. The network will televise 10 spring training games - five for each team - and all will appear on MASN’s dedicated high-definition channel, MASN HD. Kicking off the baseball season on MASN HD, the Nationals will face the Atlanta Braves on March 6 in Viera, Florida. MASN’s

2011 single-game Nats tickets, NatsFest tickets on sale March 3

The Washington Nationals today announced that single game tickets for the 2011 season will go on sale Thursday, March 3 at 10 a.m. Tickets may be purchased online at nationals.com, by calling 888.632.NATS (6287) or by visiting the Nationals Park Main Box Office (Half and N Streets, SE). Popular pre- and post-game events including Signature Sundays (pre-game) and Kids Run the Bases (Sundays postgame) will

Orioles sign DH Vladimir Guerrero to one-year contract

The Orioles today announced that they have signed free agent DH Vladimir Guerrero to a one-year contract. A nine-time All-Star and eight-time Silver Slugger Award winner, Guerrero batted .300 with 29 home runs, 115 RBI and an .841 OPS in 152 games for the AL champion Texas Rangers last season, the sixth time in the last seven seasons he played in 140 games or more.

Orioles to hold tryouts for ballgirls and ballboys on Saturday, March 5

The Orioles have announced they will conduct an open tryout to find ballgirls and ballboys for the 2011 season at Oriole Park on Saturday, March 5. The judges will include members of the Orioles’ front office as well as former Orioles pitcher and MASN broadcaster DAVE JOHNSON. Outgoing and athletic men and women ages 18 and older who are interested in serving as ballboys and

WBAL Radio to broadcast 16 Orioles Spring Training games

The Orioles and 1090 AM WBAL Radio, the new flagship station of the Orioles Radio Network, have announced that 16 Orioles spring training games will be broadcast in 2011. The schedule includes the spring opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates from Bradenton, FL on Monday, February 28 at 1:05 p.m. as well as the first ever game at the new Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, FL

Orioles agree to terms with RHP Jeremy Guthrie

The Orioles today announced that they have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with RHP Jeremy Guthrie, thus avoiding arbitration. Guthrie, 31, went 11-14 with a 3.83 ERA in 2010, leading the Orioles in wins, starts (32) and innings pitched (209.1). In four seasons with Baltimore, Guthrie is 38-48 with a 4.06 ERA in 121 starts.

Orioles mourn passing of longtime umpires attendant Ernie Tyler

The Orioles mourn the death of longtime umpires attendant Ernie Tyler. Ernie passed away last night, February 10, at the age of 86. Born April 30, 1924, Tyler worked 51 seasons for the club, including a streak of 3,819 consecutive home games as umpires attendant at Memorial Stadium and Oriole Park from Opening Day 1960 through July 27, 2007. A graduate of Baltimore’s Mt. St.

Washington Nationals announce 2011 Grand Slam Flex Plans

Ballclub also launches NatsFest 3-Pack, offering three prime games and a FREE ticket to NatsFest The Washington Nationals today announced Grand Slam Flex Plans for the 2011 season, giving fans the opportunity to select four games from one of five plans and receive a fifth game of their choice for FREE. Starting as low as $60 per seat, the five different packages offer affordable multiple-game

Orioles return to 1090 AM WBAL radio

The Orioles today announced that they have signed a multi-year deal with 1090 AM WBAL Radio to become the club’s radio flagship station. The partnership with WBAL Radio marks the 42nd year since Baltimore returned to the major leagues 57 years ago that the station has originated Orioles broadcasts. Orioles games were most recently heard on WBAL Radio in 2006. The station first broadcast O’s

MASN statement regarding “The Scott Garceau Show”

MASN is changing its afternoon programming schedule and will no longer be televising a simulcast of 105.7 FM’s “The Scott Garceau Show.” While MASN has enjoyed its various programming collaborations with 105.7 FM dating to 2006, MASN is making this change to accommodate significant changes to its weekday afternoon lineup. In the coming weeks, MASN will make an announcement about this new and original, live

Nationals agree to terms with three players on minor-league deals

RHP Josh Wilkie, LHP Matt Chico, C Derek Norris & C Jhonatan Solano receive Spring Training invites The Washington Nationals have agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher J.D. Martin, catcher Carlos Maldonado and first baseman Kevin Barker on minor-league contracts with invitations to Spring Training. Additionally, the Nationals extended Spring Training invitations to right-handed pitcher Josh Wilkie, left-handed pitcher Matt Chico and catchers Derek Norris

Orioles sign RHP Justin Duchscherer to one-year contract

The Orioles today announced that they have signed free agent RHP Justin Duchscherer to a one-year contract. Duchscherer (pronounced Duke-sher), 33, went 2-1 with a 2.89 ERA (28.0IP, 9ER) in five starts for the Oakland Athletics in 2010. He did not pitch after April 29 and had surgery to correct a Femoral Acetabular Impingement in his left hip on June 7. A two-time All-Star (2005

Orioles invite 16 to Spring Training

The Orioles today announced that they have signed and invited 16 non-roster players to their major league spring training camp. Pitchers invited to camp include: LHPs Mark Hendrickson and Clay Rapada and RHPs Mitch Atkins, Ryan Drese, Armando Gabino, Wynn Pelzer, Raul Rivero and Josh Rupe. Position players invited include CAs Adam Donachie, Michel Hernandez and Caleb Joseph; OFs Tyler Henson and Randy Winn; and

Nationals agree to terms with OF Laynce Nix

The Washington Nationals today agreed to terms with outfielder Laynce Nix on a minor-league contract that includes a Spring Training invitation. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. The left-handed hitting Nix earned his first post-season experience with Cincinnati in 2010, after batting .291 with four home runs and 18 RBI in 97 games with the Reds

Nationals agree to terms with RHP Cla Meredith & INF Alex Cora

The Washington Nationals today agreed to terms with right-handed reliever Cla Meredith and infielder Alex Cora on minor-league contracts that include Spring Training invitations. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Meredith is 14-14 with 44 holds, one save and a 3.62 ERA in 286 appearances during six big league seasons with Boston, San Diego and Baltimore.

Nationals acquire RHP Adam Olbrychowski from Yankees in exchange for OF Justin Maxwell

The Washington Nationals today acquired right-handed pitcher Adam Olbrychowski from the New York Yankees in exchange for outfielder Justin Maxwell. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Olbrychowski went 3-2 with four holds, one save and a 3.90 ERA in 32 games/one start last season with Tampa of the Single-A Florida State League and Trenton of the

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