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Right-hander Zimmermann named National League Player of the Week

One day after throwing the first no-hitter in Washington Nationals history, right-hander Jordan Zimmermann was named the National League Player of the Week. Major League Baseball made the announcement this afternoon on MLB Network. Zimmermann allowed one walk and struck out 10 Miami Marlins in a masterful performance to close the regular season with the first no-hitter thrown by a D.C. pitcher since Bobby Burke

Orioles select the contract of infielder Alexi Casilla from Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have selected the contract of infielder Alexi Casilla from Triple-A Norfolk. Casilla, 30, batted .264/.315/.320 in 56 games for Triple-A Norfolk this season, stealing nine bases in 11 attempts while primarily playing second base (34 games) and shortstop (21 games). Casilla will wear #1. To make room for Casilla on the 40-man roster, right-hander Preston Guilmet has been designated

Orioles to host nearly 1,400 at-risk children during ALDS Games 1 and 2

The Orioles are inviting at-risk children to attend Games 1 and 2 of the American League Division Series through a program called the OriolesREACH Knothole Gang. Nearly 1,400 children will be experiencing the excitement of Postseason baseball from Sections 96 and 98 at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, courtesy of the Orioles. Groups participating include: * Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore * City

Mets-Nationals game postponed

Tonight’s Nationals-Mets game scheduled to begin at 7:05 p.m. at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., has been postponed due to inclement weather. The team will play a split doubleheader on Thursday, September 25 with tonight’s make-up game beginning at 1:05 p.m. The regularly scheduled game will begin at 7:05 p.m. All gates for the second game will open 1.5 hours after the last out of

Nationals honor outfielder Steven Souza Jr., right-hander Lucas Giolito and infielder Wilmer Difo

The Washington Nationals today named outfielder Steven Souza Jr. their Minor League Player of the Year and right-handed pitcher Lucas Giolito their Minor League Pitcher of the Year. The club also named infielder Wilmer Difo the recipient of the second-annual Bob Boone Award. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo, Vice President of Player Personnel Bob Boone, Assistant General Manager & Vice

Orioles announce ALDS postseason ticket options

The Orioles today announced two options for fans to purchase American League Division Series tickets, which will be available exclusively online. Fans are encouraged to visit www.orioles.com/postseason for a Postseason seating chart, schedule, and additional ticket information. Both options are for fans to purchase only American League Division Series tickets (ALCS and World Series tickets will be made available for sale at a later date,

Washington Nationals announce TEAM Service All-Stars campaign

The Washington Nationals today announced the launch of the TEAM Service All-Stars campaign to recognize and reward gameday staff who provide world class customer service to guests at Nationals Park. From Tuesday, September 23 to Friday, September 26, fans of all ages are encouraged to go to nationals.com/teamservice to vote for the team member(s) they believe go above and beyond their typical duties to create

Orioles announce 2015 spring training schedule

The Orioles today announced their 2015 Grapefruit League schedule, which opens Tuesday, March 3 with a 1:05 p.m. game in Lakeland against the Detroit Tigers. The Orioles will open their home schedule the next day, with a 1:05 p.m. game against the Tigers on Wednesday, March 4. The 2015 season will mark the sixth consecutive Spring Training for the Orioles in Sarasota, and the fifth

Desmond named Nationals’ nominee for 2014 Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet

Major League Baseball and Chevrolet, the official vehicle of MLB, announced that Ian Desmond was named the Washington Nationals’ 2014 nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet. Desmond is one of the 30 Club finalists for the annual Award, which recognizes a Major League Baseball player who best represents the game of baseball through positive contributions on and off the field, including

Nelson Cruz named 2014 Most Valuable Oriole

The Orioles today announced that Nelson Cruz has been voted winner of the 2014 Louis M. Hatter Most Valuable Oriole Award by members of the local media who cover the team on a regular basis. He will be recognized for his accomplishments in an on-field ceremony prior to today’s regular season home finale against the Boston Red Sox. Cruz enters play today leading the major

Nationals reinstate Ryan Zimmerman

The Washington Nationals today reinstated third baseman Ryan Zimmerman from the 15-day Disabled List (hamstring). Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Zimmerman, 29, returns to the Nationals’ active roster after missing 55 games with a right hamstring strain, suffered July 22 at Colorado. In 53 games this season, Zimmerman has hit .282 with a .345 on-base percentage and

The Washington Nationals Dream Foundation introduces 50/50 raffle

Nationals fans can purchase Raffle tickets to benefit the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation cornerstone programs The Washington Nationals Dream Foundation announced today that it will begin the new 50/50 Raffle during the Nationals final regular season homestand. Through the 50/50 Raffle, fans will have a chance to win large cash prizes while supporting the Dream Foundation’s cornerstone programs. The Raffle tickets will be sold Tuesday,

Orioles select the contract of infielder Christian Walker from Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have selected the contract of infielder Christian Walker from Triple-A Norfolk. Walker, 23, was named the 2014 Brooks Robinson Minor League Player of the Year. He hit a combined .288/.357/.489 with 53 extra-base hits, 96 RBI and 73 runs scored in 139 total games with Double-A Bowie (.301/.367/.516 in 95 games) and Triple-A Norfolk (.259/.335/.428 in 44 games), leading

Statement from managing principal owner Ted Lerner on Nationals clinching NL East

The Washington Nationals released the following statement this evening after clinching the NL East Division Championship: “We are so proud of this organization,” said Ted Lerner, Managing Principal Owner of the Washington Nationals. “Watching them clinch their second NL East Division Championship in three years means so much to our fans, our city and our family. Mike Rizzo and Matt Williams should be commended for

Orioles announce series of “We Won’t Stop” rallies

The Orioles today announced a series of rallies to generate excitement for the team’s push for the postseason. A “We Won’t Stop” street team will travel throughout Baltimore and surrounding areas over the next few weeks, with appearances at the Hard Rock CafĂ© in the Inner Harbor on September 18 and October 1, Stevenson University on September 29, and the plaza at Pratt and Light

Orioles encourage fans to wear orange as part of “Orange Out” tonight at Oriole Park

In support of the quest for an American League East Division title, the Orioles are asking fans to show their support by wearing the color orange to tonight’s 7:05 p.m. game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Oriole Park. As part of the “Orange Out,” the Orioles are also encouraging fans to use the hashtags #OrangeOut and #WeWontStop across social media platforms. Tickets starting

Nick Markakis named Orioles nominee for the 2014 Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet

Beginning Tomorrow, Fans Can Vote on ChevyBaseball.com for the National Recipient and Register for a Chance to Win a Trip to the 2014 World Series Major League Baseball and Chevrolet, the official vehicle of MLB, today announced that Nick Markakis was named the Orioles 2014 nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet. Markakis is one of the 30 Club finalists for the

Orioles and American Heart Association to celebrate partnership with Baltimore Heart Ball launch event

Prior to the September 17 game against the Toronto Blue Jays, the Orioles will host the American Heart Association and top donors for the 2015 Baltimore Heart Ball on the Centerfield Roof Deck for a special partnership launch event. The pregame activities will be highlighted by two on-field check presentations to the American Heart Association - one from the Orioles, and one from the event

Tickets for potential Nats NLDS games will go on sale Monday, Sept. 22 at 10 a.m.

The Washington Nationals announced today that tickets for potential Postseason National League Division Series games at Nationals Park will go on sale to the general public on Monday, September 22 at 10 a.m. A maximum of four tickets for each game may be purchased either online at nationals.com/postseason or by calling 888.632.NATS(6287) on a first come, first served basis. Tickets will be unavailable for purchase

Nationals sign two-year working agreement with Single-A Potomac

The Washington Nationals today announced the signing of a two-year Player Development Contract extension (which begins in 2015) with the Potomac Nationals of the Single-A Carolina 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 Player Development Doug Harris and Director of Player Development

Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche named National League co-Player of the Week

Washington Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche was named the co-National League Player of the Week, sharing the honor with San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey. Major League Baseball made the announcement this afternoon on MLB Network. LaRoche, 34, opened the month of September on a powerful tear at the plate as he helped guide the Nationals to two pivotal victories over the Los Angeles Dodgers

Orioles announce 2015 schedule

The Orioles today announced they will open the 2015 season on the road against the Tampa Bay Rays before heading to Baltimore for their home opener at Oriole Park on April 10 against the Toronto Blue Jays. The Orioles will again host each American League East rival three times. The Boston Red Sox will visit Baltimore April 24-26, June 9-11, and September 14-16. The Orioles

Nationals announce 2015 schedule

The Washington Nationals today released their 2015 schedule, which includes 81 home dates, beginning with Washington’s 82nd home opener since 1901 on Monday, April 6 vs. the New York Mets and is highlighted by 13 weekend series against, among others, the Phillies (three times), Braves (two times), Cubs, Pirates, Giants, Dodgers and Brewers. Washington’s 2015 slate both begins (see above) and concludes (Sunday, October 4

Nationals recall outfielder Michael A. Taylor, right-hander Ryan Mattheus

The Washington Nationals today recalled outfielder Michael A. Taylor and right-handed reliever Ryan Mattheus from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Taylor, 23, returns to the Nationals for the second time this season after hitting .304 with a .390 on-base percentage and a .526 slugging percentage in 110 Minor League games between

Nationals recall infielder/outfielder Jeff Kobernus

The Washington Nationals today recalled infielder/outfielder Jeff Kobernus from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Kobernus joins the Nationals for the first time this season after hitting .264 with a .347 on-base percentage in 73 Minor League games. After recovering from a fractured left hand suffered in early April, Kobernus returned to

Orioles extend player development contracts with five affiliates

The Orioles today announced they have extended the working agreements with five minor league affiliates. The club signed four-year agreements through the 2018 season with Triple-A Norfolk, Double-A Bowie, and Class-A Frederick and two-year agreements through the 2016 season with Class-A Delmarva and Short-Season Class-A Aberdeen. “We have been very pleased with our arrangements with these clubs over the years and look forward to continuing

Orioles announce 2014 award winners for player development and scouting

The Orioles today announced the winners of their player development and scouting awards for 2014, including infielder Christian Walker as the club’s top minor league player and right-hander Tyler Wilson as the club’s top minor league pitcher. The winners will be honored in an on-field ceremony before tonight’s game against the Cincinnati Reds, with awards presented by Director of Player Development Brian Graham and Director

Orioles recall Webb, Clevenger, McFarland; select contract of Berry

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled right-hander Ryan Webb from Triple-A Norfolk and catcher Steve Clevenger and left-hander T.J. McFarland from Class-A Aberdeen. Additionally, the club has selected the contract of outfielder Quintin Berry from the Tides. To make room for Berry on the 40-man roster, infielder Manny Machado has been transferred to the 60-day disabled list. Webb, 28, went 3-2 with a

Nationals add six players to expanded roster

The Washington Nationals today recalled right-hander Aaron Barrett, left-hander Xavier Cedeno, catcher Sandy Leon, first baseman/outfielder Tyler Moore and right-hander Blake Treinen from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Additionally, outfielder Steven Souza Jr. (left shoulder) was returned from rehab and reinstated to the active roster. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. Barrett, 26, is 3-0 with a

Orioles recall right-handers Evan Meek and Kevin Gausman and select contract of left-hander Joe Saunders; Infielder Kelly Johnson reports to club

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled right-hander Evan Meek from Triple-A Norfolk and right-hander Kevin Gausman from the GCL Orioles and selected the contract of left-hander Joe Saunders from the Tides. Additionally, infielder Kelly Johnson has reported to the club. Meek, 31, went 2-0 with 16 saves and a 1.94 ERA (41.2IP, 9ER) in 39 games for the Tides this season, striking out

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