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Nationals exercise Davey Johnson’s managerial option

The Washington Nationals today announced they have exercised Davey Johnson’s managerial option for the 2012 season. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Johnson will continue the on-field efforts he began on June 27, when he assumed the Nationals’ managerial helm. “After a series of discussions, it became obvious that the Nationals would be best served if

Orioles outright Fox, Jakubausakas; Tatum claimed off waivers

The Orioles today announced that right-handed pitcher Chris Jakubauskas and catcher Jake Fox have cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk. The Orioles also announced that catcher Craig Tatum has been claimed on waivers by the Houston Astros. Jakubauskas, 32, was 2-2 with a 5.72 ERA (72.1IP, 46ER) in 33 games (six starts) for the Orioles in 2011. Fox, 29, batted .246 (15-61) with

Tickets on sale now for Joel Osteen’s “America’s Night of Hope” at Nationals Park

Tickets are now available to the fourth annual “America’s Night of Hope” with Joel and Victoria Osteen on April 28, 2012 at Nationals Park. “America’s Night of Hope” is an annual event hosted by Joel and Victoria Osteen, pastors of Houston’s Lakewood Church -- America’s largest and most diverse church. The event draws thousands of attendees from across the nation for an evening of celebration

Buck and Angela Showalter to host Kids Peace Trick-or-Trot 5K run/1 mile walk on October 29

Orioles manager Buck Showalter and his wife Angela have teamed up with KidsPeace to host the second annual KidsPeace Trick-or-Trot 5K run/1M walk on Saturday, Oct. 29 in Canton. This family event is open to all ages and features Halloween activities in addition to the race. The entry fee for individuals participating in the run is $35, which includes an Under Armour t-shirt for the

Nationals return Rule V pick Elvin Ramirez to Mets

The Nationals have returned right-handed pitcher Elvin Ramirez to the NY Mets (per Rule 5 Draft).

Screech to visit Taiwan for All-Star tour

Nationals mascot will accompany MLB All-Star Team for series against Chinese Taipei National Team. The Washington Nationals official mascot Screech has been selected as the only Major League Baseball (MLB) mascot to travel to Taiwan with a team of MLB All-Stars for the 2011 Taiwan All-Star Series the first week of November. Screech will join Nationals players Ross Detwiler and Michael Morse, who have been

Nationals will host Red Sox in April 3 exhibition at Nationals Park

The Washington Nationals will host the Boston Red Sox in an exhibition game at Nationals Park on Tuesday, April 3, 2012. Game time has yet to be determined. As a benefit to 2012 season ticket holders, all those with full, half and partial season ticket plans will receive tickets for the game at half their regular season ticket price. Details for the team’s 2012 season

Accardo clears waivers, sent outright to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that right-hander Jeremy Accardo has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk. Accardo had two stints with the Orioles in 2011, combining to go 3-3 with a 5.73 ERA (37.2IP, 24ER) in 31 relief appearances. The Orioles 40-man roster now stands at 39.

Andy MacPhail elects not to return as Orioles President of Baseball Operations

The Orioles today announced that Andy MacPhail has elected not to return as President of Baseball Operations for the 2012 season. “On behalf of the Orioles organization, I thank Andy for his service to the club over the last four and a half seasons,” said Orioles Managing Partner Peter Angelos. “Andy’s knowledge and experience have helped lay the groundwork for our future success. I hold

J.J. Hardy named Orioles nominee for 2011 Hank Aaron Award

Fan voting begins today at MLB.com; Award recognizes Most Outstanding Offensive performers in each League Roberto Alomar and Joe Morgan Added to Hall of Fame Panel, with Returning Members Tony Gwynn, Paul Molitor, Willie McCovey, Billy Williams and Robin Yount Major League Baseball and MLB Advanced Media announced that J.J. Hardy was named the Orioles’ nominee for the 2011 Hank Aaron Award. Fan voting begins

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