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Outfielder Alejandro De Aza reports to Orioles; left-hander T.J. McFarland optioned to Aberdeen

The Orioles today announced that outfielder Alejandro De Aza, acquired Saturday night, will report to the team today. To make room on the 25-man roster, left-hander T.J. McFarland has been optioned to Short-Season Class-A Aberdeen. De Aza, 30, batted .243/.309/.354 (96-395) with five home runs, 31 RBI and 15 stolen bases in 122 games for the White Sox in 2014. He will wear uniform #12.

Orioles recall left-hander Wei-Yin Chen from Gulf Coast Orioles; catcher Steve Clevenger optioned to Aberdeen

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled left-hander Wei-Yin Chen from the Gulf Coast Orioles and have optioned catcher Steve Clevenger to Short-Season Class-A Aberdeen. Chen, 29, is 13-4 with a 3.76 ERA (148.1IP, 62ER) in 25 starts for the Orioles this season. Clevenger, 28, has batted .234/.289/.364 in 27 games for the Orioles. He batted .305/.366/.389 with two home runs and 30 RBI

Orioles acquire infielder Kelly Johnson and minor league infielder Michael Almanzar from Boston

The Orioles announced after tonight’s game that they have acquired infielder Kelly Johnson and minor league infielder Michael Almanzar from Boston in exchange for minor league infielder Jemile Weeks and Ivan De Jesus. Johnson, 32, has batted .212/.290/.354 with six home runs and 23 RBI in 87 total games for the Yankees (77 games) and Red Sox (10 games). In nine big league seasons, Johnson

Orioles acquire De Aza from White Sox

The Orioles today announced that they have acquired outfielder Alejandra De Aza from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for minor league right-handers Miguel Chalas and Mark Blackmar. De Aza, 30, batted .243/.309/.354 (96-395) with five home runs, 31 RBI and 15 stolen bases in 122 games for the White Sox in 2014. In 545 career major league games, De Aza is a .268/.331/.398 hitter.

Nationals sign two-year working agreement with Hagerstown Suns of Single-A South Atlantic League

Nationals and Suns partnership runs through 2016 season The Washington Nationals today announced the signing of a two-year Player Development Contract extension (which begins in 2015) with the Hagerstown Suns of the Single-A South Atlantic League through the 2016 season. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo, Nationals Vice President of Player Personnel Bob Boone, Assistant General Manager and Vice President of

Orioles to serve as mission engagement chair for 2015 American Heart Association Heart Ball

SunTrust to serve as 2015 Heart Ball Chair Event Team also announces return of 50% off ticket fundraiser for select September games The Orioles today announced the renewal of their partnership with the American Heart Association (AHA) that features the club serving as mission engagement chair for the 31st Annual Baltimore Heart Ball scheduled for early 2015. In conjunction with SunTrust, who is serving as

Orioles recall Paredes from Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that infielder Jimmy Paredes has been recalled from Triple-A Norfolk. Paredes, 25, has batted .258/.286/.394 in 32 games at third base and second base for the Tides after being acquired from Kansas City on July 24. He batted .305/.332/.457 in 65 games for Triple-A Omaha in the Kansas City system earlier this year. Paredes will wear #38.

Sept. 14 Yankees-Orioles game moved to 8:05 p.m. for ESPN broadcast

Major League Baseball and the Orioles today announced that the start time for the Sunday, September 14 game against the New York Yankees at Oriole Park has been moved from 1:35 p.m. to 8:05 p.m. The change in time is due to the selection of the game for exclusive television broadcast by ESPN. Eutaw Street gates will open at 6:00 p.m., with the rest of

Nationals extend player development contract with Auburn Doubledays

The Washington Nationals today announced the signing of a two-year Player Development Contract extension (which begins in 2015) with the Auburn Doubledays of the short-season Class A New York-Penn League through the 2016 season. Nationals President of Baseball Operations & General Manager Mike Rizzo, Nationals Vice President of Player Personnel Bob Boone, Assistant General Manager & Vice President of Player Development Doug Harris and Director

Orioles option right-hander Kevin Gausman to the Gulf Coast Orioles

The Orioles announced after tonight’s game that they have optioned right-hander Kevin Gausman to the GCL Orioles. Gausman, 23, is 7-6 with a 3.84 ERA (82.0IP, 35ER) in 15 starts for the Orioles this season.

Orioles recall C Steve Clevenger from Triple-A Norfolk, LHP Wei-Yin Chen optioned to the Gulf Coast Orioles

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled catcher Steve Clevenger from Triple-A Norfolk and optioned lef-hander Wei-Yin Chen to the GCL Orioles. Clevenger, 28, has batted .305/.366/.389 with two home runs and 30 RBI in 64 games for the Tides this season. He hit .240/.296/.373 in 26 games for the Orioles earlier this season. Chen, 29, is 13-4 with a 3.76 ERA (148.1IP, 62ER)

Orioles recall Gonzalez, Phelps designated for assignment

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled right-hander Miguel Gonzalez from Double-A Bowie and have designated infielder Cord Phelps for assignment. Gonzalez, 30, is 6-6 with a 3.80 ERA (113.2IP, 48ER) in 20 games (19 starts) for the Orioles in 2014. In 68 career games (62 starts) for the Orioles, Gonzalez is 26-18 with a 3.64 (390.1IP, 158ER). Phelps, 27, was hitless in three

Nationals select contract of outfielder Nate Schierholtz, option Michael A. Taylor to Triple-A

The Washington Nationals today selected the contract of outfielder Nate Schierholtz, optioned outfielder Michael A. Taylor to Syracuse of the Triple-A International League and placed outfielder Nate McLouth (right shoulder inflammation) on the 60-Day Disabled List. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Schierholtz, a .254 career hitter (520-for-2050) with 117 doubles, 51 home runs and 224 RBI in

Fans can guarantee 2014 postseason ticket with O’s 2015 season ticket plan deposit

The Orioles today announced that the club is accepting deposits on 2015 season ticket plans, and that fans placing a deposit will receive access to 2014 Postseason tickets. Fans who place a non-refundable $250 (for 13-game plans), $500 (for 29-game plans) or $1,000 (for full season plans) per seat deposit on a 2015 Season Ticket Plan will be guaranteed the opportunity to purchase 2014 Orioles

Nationals sign outfielder Schierholtz to minor league contract

The Washington Nationals today agreed to terms with outfielder Nate Schierholtz on a minor league contract. Schierholtz will be assigned to Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Schierholtz is a .254 career hitter (520-for-2050) with 117 doubles, 51 home runs and 224 RBI in 776 career games with the Cubs (2013 -

Orioles select infielder Cord Phelps’ contract from Norfolk, place third baseman Manny Machado on 15-day DL

The Orioles today announced that they have selected the contract of infielder Cord Phelps from Triple-A Norfolk and placed infielder Manny Machado on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 12, with a right knee sprain. To make room for Phelps on the 40-man roster, catcher Matt Wieters has been transferred to the 60-day DL. Phelps, 27, has batted .258/.358/.380 with 23 extra-base hits and

Yankees, Orioles to make up Tuesday’s postponement with split doubleheader on Sept. 12

Tonight’s postponed game between the Orioles and New York Yankees will be made up as part of a split-admission doubleheader on Friday, September 12 at 1:05 p.m. and 7:05 p.m. Separate admission is required for each game. Tickets for today’s game marked August 12 will be honored for the 1:05 p.m. game on September 12. Gates for the 1:05 p.m. game will open at 11:00

Tonight’s Yankees-O’s game postponed due to rain; makeup date will be announced shortly

Tonight’s game between the Orioles and New York Yankees has been postponed due to rain. An announcement regarding the make-up date will be made as soon as possible. Fans are encouraged to keep their tickets and parking passes until more information is made available.

Orioles announce series of front office staff promotions

The Orioles today announced the promotions of four members of the club’s front office staff. Tripp Norton, formerly the Director, Baseball Administration, has been promoted to Director, Baseball Operations. Kevin Buck, formerly the Coordinator, Team Travel, has been promoted to Director, Team Travel. Sarah Gelles, formerly the Coordinator, Baseball Analytics, has been promoted to Director, Baseball Analytics. Bill Wilkes, formerly the Manager, Baseball Operations, has

Orioles to host Social Media Night with Adam Jones on August 28

On Thursday, August 28, the Orioles will host “Birdland Social” the second ever Social Media Night at Oriole Park. An exclusive pre-game party on the centerfield Roof Deck will host 250 of the Orioles’ most avid social media followers. Orioles All-Star centerfielder Adam Jones (@SimplyAJ10) will take part in an exclusive Q&A session with those in attendance. Tickets for the Birdland Social pre-game party start

Nationals place OF Steven Souza Jr. on 15-day DL, recall OF Michael A. Taylor from Syracuse

The Washington Nationals today placed outfielder Steven Souza Jr. on the 15-Day Disabled List (left shoulder contusion) and recalled outfielder Michael A. Taylor from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Taylor, who will don uniform #18, joins the Nationals after combining to hit .315 with 20 doubles, 22 home runs, 63 RBI

Orioles reinstate RHP Ubaldo Jimenez from 15-day disabled list, option RHP Miguel Gonzalez to Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have reinstated right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez from the 15-day disabled list and optioned right-hander Miguel Gonzalez to Triple-A Norfolk. Jimenez, 30, was placed on the DL on July 8 with a sprained right ankle. He has gone 3-8 with a 4.52 ERA (99.2IP, 50ER) in 18 starts for the Orioles this season. Gonzalez, 30, is 6-6 with a 3.80 ERA

Nationals activate left-hander Matt Thornton, option right-hander Blake Treinen to Triple-A

The Washington Nationals today activated left-handed reliever Matt Thornton and optioned right-handed pitcher Blake Treinen to Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Thornton, who was acquired on a waiver claim from the New York Yankees on Tuesday, joins the Nationals after going 0-3 with 12 holds and a 2.55 ERA (7 ER/24.2

Nationals acquire left-handed reliever Matt Thornton

The Washington Nationals today claimed left-handed reliever Matt Thornton off waivers from the New York Yankees. The Nationals also transferred right-handed pitcher Taylor Jordan to the 60-Day Disabled List. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Thornton joins the Nationals after going 0-3 with 12 holds and a 2.55 ERA (7 ER/24.2 IP) in 46 appearances in his lone

Orioles to support Barcs Animal Shelter with pet calendar sale and autograph signing

The Orioles today announced that the sixth annual Orioles Pet Calendar will go on sale August 12, with the proceeds to benefit the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS), a non-profit shelter that accepts and cares for all animals in need. The 16-month calendar features photos of Orioles players with their personal pets and various BARCS animals at notable locations around the city of

Nationals recall catcher Sandy Leon from Triple-A, place catcher Wilson Ramos on Paternity List

The Washington Nationals today recalled catcher Sandy Leon from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League and placed catcher Wilson Ramos on the Paternity List. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Leon, 25, rejoins the Nationals for his third Major League stint of the season. The switch-hitting catcher is batting .212 (25-for-118) in 34 games with Syracuse this season,

Jayson Werth named National League Player of the Month for July

Washington Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth was named National League Player of the Month for July. Major League Baseball made the announcement this afternoon. Werth hit .337 (28-for-83) in July with 11 doubles, six home runs, 24 RBI, 17 runs scored and 14 walks to earn the second monthly citation of his 13-year Major League career. Coincidentally, Werth earned the first Player of the Month

Nationals recall OF Steven Souza Jr. from Triple-A, place OF Nate McLouth on 15-day DL

The Washington Nationals today recalled outfielder Steven Souza Jr. from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League and placed outfielder Nate McLouth on the 15-day Disabled List (retroactive to Aug. 2) with right shoulder inflammation. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Souza, who rejoins the Nationals for his second Major League stint of the season, currently leads the International

LHP Andrew Miller reports to the Orioles, RHP Ryan Webb designated off the 25-man roster

The Orioles today announced that left-hander Andrew Miller has reported to the club and right-hander Ryan Webb has been designated off of the 25-man roster. Miller, 29, was acquired from Boston yesterday. He has posted a 2.34 ERA (42.1IP, 11ER) with 13 walks and 69 strikeouts in 50 appearances for Boston this season. He has held left-handed hitters to a .150/.203/.217 line in 65 plate

Nationals activate infielder Asdrubal Cabrera, option right-hander Aaron Barrett to Triple-A Syracuse

The Washington Nationals today activated infielder Asdrubal Cabrera and optioned right-handed reliever Aaron Barrett to Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. The Nationals acquired Cabrera, along with cash considerations, from the Cleveland Indians on Thursday afternoon in exchange for infielder Zach Walters. Cabrera, a veteran shortstop who has started 149 games at

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