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Orioles decline their portion of 2015 option on outfielder Nick Markakis

The Orioles today announced that they have declined their portion of a mutual option on outfielder Nick Markakis for 2015. Markakis, 30, batted .276/.342/.386 with 14 home runs and 50 RBI in 155 games in 2014. The Orioles now have 32 players on their 40-man major league roster.

Orioles claim left-hander Pat McCoy off waivers from Detroit

The Orioles today announced that they have claimed left-hander Pat McCoy off waivers from Detroit. McCoy, 26, posted a 3.86 ERA (14.0IP, 6ER) over 14 appearances for the Tigers in 2014. He also went 3-0 with a 3.00 ERA (45.0IP, 15ER) in 30 appearances for Double-A Erie and Triple-A Toledo. Across all three levels, he held left-handed batters to a .208/.276/.299 line in 87 plate

Orioles exercise 2015 club options on left-hander Wei-Yin Chen and right-hander Darren O’Day

The Orioles today announced that they have exercised their 2015 club options on left-hander Wei-Yin Chen and right-hander Darren O’Day. Chen, 29, set career-highs with 16 wins and a 3.54 ERA (185.2IP, 73ER) in 31 starts for the Orioles in 2014. O’Day, 32, went 5-2 with four saves and ranked seventh among American League relievers with a career-best 1.70 ERA over 68 appearances (68.2IP, 13ER).

Orioles outright right-hander Evan Meek to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have outrighted right-hander Evan Meek to Triple-A Norfolk. Meek, 31, went 0-4 with a 5.79 ERA (23.1IP, 15ER) in 23 games for the Orioles and 2-0 with a 1.94 ERA (41.2IP, 9ER) and 16 saves in 39 games for the Tides this season. The Orioles now have 38 players on their 40-man major league roster.

Orioles outright right-hander Steve Johnson to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have outrighted right-hander Steve Johnson to Triple-A Norfolk. Johnson, 26, was 0-3 with a 6.23 ERA (47.2IP, 33ER) in 17 starts between Norfolk (13 starts), Aberdeen (three starts), and the Gulf Coast Orioles (one start). Johnson had surgery to remove a bone spur in his right shoulder on September 24. The Orioles now have 39 players on their 40-man

NatsFest returns to Convention Center on Dec. 13; tickets, autograph vouchers on sale next week

Following what proved to be an exciting 2014 season, the Washington Nationals invite fans of all ages to celebrate with their hometown team this offseason at NatsFest, returning to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Saturday, December 13, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tickets will be available for purchase online at nationals.com/natsfest on Wednesday, October 29 at 10:00 a.m. Returning to the

Orioles announce roster for ALCS

The Orioles have announced their roster for the American League Championship Series against the Kansas City Royals. INFIELDERS/OUTFIELDERS (12) Nelson Cruz Alejandro De Aza Ryan Flaherty J.J. Hardy Kelly Johnson Adam Jones David Lough Nick Markakis Jimmy Paredes Steve Pearce Jonathan Schoop Delmon Young CATCHERS (2) Nick Hundley Caleb Joseph PITCHERS (11) Brad Brach Zach Britton Wei-Yin Chen Kevin Gausman Miguel Gonzalez Tommy Hunter Brian

Orioles sign shortstop J.J. Hardy to a three-year contract extension with an option for 2018

The Orioles today announced that they have signed shortstop J.J. Hardy to a three-year contract extension with an option for 2018. Hardy, 32, joined the Orioles in 2011 and has won two Gold Gloves and leads all major league shortstops with 86 home runs in that time. He was also voted the American League’s starting shortstop in the 2013 All-Star Game and won the Silver

Orioles welcome back “Knothole Gang” children’s groups for American League Championship Series Games 1 and 2

Following the successful debut of the Knothole Gang during the American League Division Series, which saw nearly 1,400 children enjoy two Orioles Postseason victories and featured one participating child catch a Nelson Cruz home run in Game 1, the Orioles are again making the Postseason available to kids. 600 more children will be experiencing the excitement of Postseason baseball from Section 98 at Oriole Park

Orioles announce updated list of “We Won’t Stop” rallies

The Orioles today announced an updated list of their series of “We Won’t Stop” rallies to generate excitement for the team’s postseason run. A “We Won’t Stop” street team will travel throughout Baltimore and surrounding areas over the next few weeks, with several former Orioles players and the Oriole Bird also participating. The “We Won’t Stop” team will give away promotional items, and fans will

Orioles calling on fans to “Back the Birds”

The Orioles are calling on all fans throughout Birdland to “Back the Birds” and support the ALCS-bound home team. To help encourage fans to get on board, the club has introduced new 20-Game and 40-Game Season Ticket Plans which will guarantee access to 2014 ALCS and World Series tickets, among many of the Orange Carpet Benefits enjoyed by existing Season Plan Holders. Such benefits include

Media and fans invited to Orioles’ arrival at Oriole Park this afternoon

Fans and media are invited to welcome back the American League Division Series winning Orioles as they return from Detroit this afternoon at 3:30 p.m. Interested parties can come to Home Plate Plaza at the southwest corner of the ballpark, between Gates D and E.

Orioles announce ALCS postseason ticket options

The Orioles today announced two options for fans to purchase American League Championship 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 Championship Series tickets (ALDS tickets are sold out and a limited number of World Series tickets will be

Nationals set NLDS roster

The Washington Nationals today announced their 25-man roster for the 2014 NLDS against the San Francisco Giants. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Washington’s roster will consist of 12 pitchers (three left-handed pitchers, nine right-handed pitchers) and 13 position players (two catchers, seven infielders, four outfielders): Pitchers LHP Jerry Blevins LHP Gio Gonzalez LHP Matt Thornton RHP Aaron

Orioles announce updated list of “We Won’t Stop” rallies

The Orioles today announced an updated list of their series of “We Won’t Stop” 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 week, with several former Orioles players and the Oriole Bird also participating. The “We Won’t Stop” team will give away promotional items, and

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