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Nationals to host Wounded Warrior Amputee Celebrity Softball Classic on April 3

The Washington Nationals Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team will return to Nationals Park for the second annual Wounded Warrior Amputee Celebrity Softball Classic following the Nationals-Red Sox exhibition game on Tuesday, April 3. The softball team will take the field to face a group of D.C.-area celebrities in a free post-game event to help celebrate the start of the 2012 baseball season. This unique team

Pittsburgh Pirates, Baltimore Orioles partner with the Miracle League of Manasota to dedicate first Miracle League Field in Sarasota-Bradenton area

The Baltimore Orioles and Pittsburgh Pirates today joined Sarasota County and the Miracle League of Manasota in the dedication of the first Miracle League Field in the Sarasota-Bradenton area. As part of the partnership, which also includes dozens of private-sector supporters, the Pirates and Orioles donated a total of $150,000 towards the construction of the baseball field designed specifically for children and adults with special

Tommy Hunter, Oriole Bird to help open Sarasota Cal Ripken League season tonight

Tonight, Friday, Feb. 24, Orioles pitcher Tommy Hunter and the Oriole Bird will participate in opening day festivities for the Cal Ripken Baseball League in Sarasota. Both Hunter and the Bird will greet Ripken League players and fans at the event, and Hunter will throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Ceremonies will begin at 6 p.m. at the fields, which are located at 2801 12th

Orioles announce minor league spring training schedule

The Orioles today announced the schedules for their minor league spring training squads. The clubs will play 16 spring training contests. Minor league pitchers and catchers will report to camp on Sunday, March 4, while position players will report on Thursday, March 8. The Buck O’Neil Baseball Complex at Twin Lakes Park is located at 6700 Clark Road in Sarasota . The games are open

Ryan Wagner selected as new voice of Oriole Park

The Orioles today announced that Ryan Wagner has been selected as the new Voice of Oriole Park. Wagner was chosen to be the club’s new public address announcer out of a field of 670 applicants. An Orioles fan originally from Baltimore, Wagner spent last season as a resident of Major League Baseball’s Fan Cave , watching over 2,450 major league games at a 15,000 square

Orioles agree to terms with center fielder Adam Jones

The Orioles today announced that they have agreed to terms with center fielder Adam Jones on a one-year contract, thus avoiding arbitration. Jones, 26, batted .280/.319/.466 in 2011 for the Orioles, setting career-highs in games (151), doubles (26), home runs (25), RBI (83), stolen bases (12) and total bases (264) on his way to being named Most Valuable Oriole.

Orioles to hold tryouts for ballgirls and ballboys on Sunday, March 4

The Orioles have announced they will conduct an open tryout to find ballgirls and ballboys for the 2012 season at Oriole Park on Sunday, March 4. The judges will include members of the Orioles’ front office as well as WBAL Broadcaster Keith Mills. Outgoing and athletic men and women ages 18 and older who are interested in serving as ballboys and ballgirls for the Orioles

Washington Nationals single-game tickets to go on sale Thursday, March 8 at 10 a.m.

TAKE BACK THE PARK Buy now before single game tickets go on sale! Take Back the Park continues through March 8. Single game tickets to the May 4-6 Nationals vs. Phillies series are available exclusively for season ticket holders and local fans in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia. nationals.com/ourpark #ourpark The Washington Nationals announced today that single game tickets for the 2012 season will go

Camden Yards Classics Countdown reveals 20 most exciting games in Oriole Park history

In honor of the 20th Anniversary celebration of The Ballpark That Forever Changed Baseballâ„¢, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the Orioles have selected 20 Camden Yards Classics, the most exciting games in the ballpark’s history. Highlights of games 20 through 12 can be viewed now on CamdenYards20.com, and the top 10 games will be unveiled on MASN on a weekly basis beginning this Sunday. Game

Orioles’ statement regarding Seong-Min Kim

Orioles Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations Dan Duquette has issued the following statement regarding Seong-Min Kim: “On behalf of the Orioles organization, I offer a sincere apology to the Korea Baseball Organization and the Korea Baseball Association for the club’s unintentional breach of protocol in failing to tender a status check in the process of signing Seong-Min Kim. The Orioles respect Major League Baseball’s

O’s sign Nick Johnson to minor league deal

The Orioles also announced that they have signed infielder Nick Johnson to a minor league contract with a spring training invite. Outfielders Xavier Avery, LJ Hoes and catcher Dane Sardinha have also been invited to big league camp. Johnson, 33, played in 55 games for Double-A Akron and Triple-A Columbus in the Cleveland organization in 2011. He owns a .401 on-base percentage over nine seasons

Orioles sign free agent right-handed pitcher Luis Ayala

The Orioles today announced that they have signed right-handed pitcher Luis Ayala to a one-year contract with a club option for 2013. Ayala, 34, posted a 2.09 ERA (56.0 IP, 13 ER) in 52 appearances for the Yankees last season. In seven major league seasons, he has gone 31-41 with a 3.47 ERA (446.1 IP, 172 ER) for Montreal/Washington, the Mets, Minnesota, Florida and the

Arbitrator sides with Orioles on Bergesen

Right-handed pitcher Brad Bergesen has been awarded the Orioles’ contract offer of $800,000 in salary arbitration, it was announced today. Bergesen, 2-7 with a 5.70 ERA (101.0 IP, 64 ER) in 34 games (12 starts) last season, had sought a $1.2 million contract for the 2012 season.

Orioles launch CamdemYards20.com

With Opening Day of the 2012 season less than two months away, the Orioles today announced the official launch of CamdenYards20.com, a website designed in conjunction with Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLBAM), that celebrates the 20th anniversary season of Oriole Park at Camden Yards, The Ballpark that Forever Changed Baseballâ„¢. CamdenYards20.com features all things Oriole Park , including a look back at the greatest

Orioles acquire right-handers Hammel and Lindstrom from Rockies in exchange for right-handed pitcher Guthrie

The Orioles today announced that they have acquired right-handed pitchers Jason Hammel and Matt Lindstrom from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for right-handed pitcher Jeremy Guthrie. Hammel, 29, is 34-45 with a 4.99 ERA (732.0IP, 406 ER) in 169 career games (115 starts) over six major league seasons with Tampa Bay (2006-08) and Colorado (2009-11). He has pitched 170 or more innings in each of

Orioles announce the promotion of Kevin Cummings to Director of Ballpark Operations

The Orioles today announced that they have promoted Kevin Cummings to Director of Ballpark Operations . Cummings has over 20 years of experience working in the sports industry. Before joining the Orioles in 2010 as Assistant Director of Ballpark Operations , he was most recently with the Lancaster Barnstormers independent baseball team. Cummings has also worked in minor league baseball for teams in Lynchburg, VA

OriolesREACH to host Sarasota youth baseball clinics

Nearly 150 Sarasota-area youth will have the opportunity to receive professional instruction from current and former Orioles players at a series of baseball clinics the club will host during the coming weeks. Through OriolesREACH, the team will host children from the Central Sarasota County Little League and Cal Ripken Baseball League at the Buck O’Neil Baseball Complex on Saturday, February 4. The Orioles will then

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