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Orioles acquire left-hander Scott Barnes from Cleveland, sign infielder Rey Navarro to a major league contract

The Orioles today announced that they have acquired left-hander Scott Barnes from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for cash considerations. Additionally, the Orioles have signed infielder Rey Navarro to a major league contract. Barnes, 27, appeared in 25 games (one start) with Triple-A Columbus in 2014, going 3-2 with a 3.69 ERA (31.2IP, 13ER). In two major league seasons in the Cleveland organization, Barnes went

Taylor Swift adds second show at Nationals Park

Due to overwhelming demand, Taylor Swift has announced a second show at Nationals Park on July 14, 2015 for The 1989 World Tour. Tickets to her first show, on July 13, went on sale earlier today. Tickets for the additional date go on sale to the general public on Friday, December 12, at 10:00 am ET. American Express® Card Members and members of TaylorSwift.com will

OriolesREACH to host fifth annual Birdland Gold Classic in Sarasota

On Monday, February 23, the Orioles will hold the 5th Annual OriolesREACH Birdland Golf Classic at The Founders Club to benefit the Miracle League of Manasota, an organization dedicated to providing an opportunity for every person to play baseball, regardless of their ability. Registration is now open for golfers and corporate partners. The event begins with registration and lunch at 11 a.m., with a shotgun

Nationals add Cole, Grace, Difo and Goodwin to 40-man roster

The Washington Nationals today selected the contracts of right-handed pitcher A.J. Cole, infielder Wilmer Difo, outfielder Brian Goodwin and left-handed pitcher Matt Grace and added them to the team’s 40-man roster. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Cole, a fourth-round pick in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft, was rated by industry expert Baseball America as the No. 2

Orioles select contracts of right-handers Tyler Wilson and Mike Wright

The Orioles today announced that they have selected the contracts of right-handers Tyler Wilson and Mike Wright. Wilson, 25, was the Jim Palmer Minor League Pitcher of the Year in 2014, going a combined 14-8 with a 3.67 ERA in 166.2 innings for Double-A Bowie (10-5, 3.72 ERA in 96.2 IP over 16 starts) and Triple-A Norfolk (4-3, 3.60 ERA in 70.0 IP over 12

Orioles claim outfielder Alex Hassan off waivers from Oakland

The Orioles today announced that they have claimed outfielder Alex Hassan off of waivers from Oakland. Hassan, 26, batted .287/.378/.426 with 40 extra-base hits and 55 RBI in 114 games for Triple-A Pawtucket in 2014. He made his major league debut for Boston on June 1 and went 1-for-8 in in three games for the Red Sox. In six minor league seasons, Hassan has batted

Nationals holiday gift packs go on sale today

Racing President Tom holiday ornament included with each order Washington Nationals fans will once again have the opportunity to give the gift of baseball this upcoming holiday season when Holiday Gift Packs go on sale today, Wednesday, November 19. For a limited time, fans can purchase the Memorial Pack or the Jefferson Pack, each featuring tickets to three of the hottest matchups of the 2015

Nationals announce additions and promotions within scouting staff

The Washington Nationals today announced additions and promotions within their Major League and amateur scouting departments. President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. The Nationals hired Mike Cubbage and Terry Wetzel as Special Assistants to the President of Baseball Operations and General Manager. In a continued expansion of their amateur scouting operation, the Nationals added Brandon Larson and Scott Ramsay,

Orioles sign right-hander Oliver Drake to a major league contract

The Orioles today announced that they have signed right-hander Oliver Drake to a major league contract. Drake, 27, posted a 3.08 ERA (52.2IP, 18ER), 31 saves, and 71 strikeouts in 50 appearances for Double-A Bowie in 2014. His 12.1 strikeouts per 9.0 innings were the best single-season mark in his seven-year minor league career and he held hitters to a .214/.278/.297 line in 210 plate

Nationals agree to terms with infielder/outfielder Kevin Frandsen

The Washington Nationals today agreed to terms on a Major League contract with infielder/outfielder Kevin Frandsen, avoiding arbitration and securing the utility man for a second season in D.C. President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Frandsen, 32, hit .259 with a team-leading 11 pinch hits for the Nationals in 2014 - ranking him 10th in the National League in

MASN Announces 2014-15 NCAA College Basketball Schedule

MASN, the region’s leader in live sports entertainment, will broadcast more than 160 men’s and women’s Division I college basketball games during the 2014-15 season, offering its viewers a lineup featuring local rivalries, Top 25 teams and tournament action. The regional sports network’s hoops schedule will air on both MASN and MASN2, and features games from 13 men’s conferences and some of the top women’s

Nationals announce return of entire coaching staff

The Washington Nationals announced today that they will welcome back all of their coaches from the 2014 staff. President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. In keeping bench coach Randy Knorr, pitching coach Steve McCatty, hitting coach Rick Schu, third base coach Bobby Henley, first base coach Tony Tarasco, bullpen coach Matt LeCroy, and defensive coordinator/advance coach Mark Weidemaier in

Buck Showalter named American League Manager of the Year by the BBWAA

The Baseball Writers Association of America tonight announced that Orioles manager Buck Showalter has been voted the American League Manager of the Year, the third time in his career he has received the honor (also 2004 with Texas and 1994 with the Yankees). Showalter joins Bobby Cox and Tony La Russa (four each), and Dusty Baker, Jim Leyland and Lou Piniella (three each) in winning

Nationals manager Matt Williams named 2014 BBWAA NL Manager of the Year

Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams was named the 2014 National League Manager of the Year Tuesday night by the Baseball Writers Association of America. Williams received a total 109 points, including 80 first-place votes. Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle finished second in the voting, and San Francisco Giants Manager Bruce Bochy was third. Williams, who becomes the second manager in Nationals history to earn this

Desmond, Rendon win 2014 Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger Awards

Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond and third baseman Anthony Rendon were named recipients of 2014 Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger Awards on Thursday night, the third such honor for Desmond and first for Rendon. This is just the second time in the Nationals’ short history that they’ve had two players honored in the same season with the National League’s top offensive award (also 2012). “Our entire

Nationals announce exhibition game vs. New York Yankees at Nationals Park

The Washington Nationals announced today that their 2015 Spring Training schedule will conclude on April 4 with an exhibition game vs. the New York Yankees at Nationals Park. Just two days later, on April 6, the Nationals will begin the 2015 regular season by hosting the New York Mets at Nationals Park on Opening Day. This will mark the Yankees’ fourth trip to Nationals Park,

Nationals announce 2015 spring training schedule

The Washington Nationals today released their 30-game 2015 Spring Training schedule, which features 14 home games at Space Coast Stadium in Viera, FL, including their Grapefruit League home opener on Thursday, March 5 vs. New York Mets. The Nationals’ Grapefruit League slate includes a pair of visits from the NL Central Champion St. Louis Cardinals (Saturday, March 7 and Friday, March 27) as well as

Orioles tie for major league lead with three Rawlings Gold Glove Award recipients

Earlier tonight Rawlings announced that three Orioles - shortstop J.J. Hardy, center fielder Adam Jones and right fielder Nick Markakis - have been named this year’s American League Gold Glove Award recipients for defensive excellence at their respective positions. The Orioles and Kansas City Royals led the majors with three award winners each in 2014. This marks the third straight year the Orioles have had

Orioles make qualifying offer to OF Nelson Cruz; 3B Manny Machado and C Matt Wieters reinstated from 60-day DL

The Orioles today announced that they have made a Qualifying Offer to outfielder Nelson Cruz. Additionally, the club has reinstated third baseman Manny Machado and catcher Matt Wieters from the 60-day disabled list. Cruz, 34, was named 2014 Most Valuable Oriole by members of the local media after batting .271/.333/.525, leading the major leagues with 40 home runs and posting a career-high 108 RBI. Cruz

Nationals acquire right-hander Eric Fornataro

The Washington Nationals acquired right-hander Eric Fornataro on a waiver claim from the St. Louis Cardinals today. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. In eight 2014 Major League appearances, Fornataro worked to a 4.66 ERA (5 ER, 9.2 IP), struck out three and walked only one. The hard-throwing right-hander has a 3.90 career ERA in 219 Minor League

Nationals name Bob Miller vice president and assistant general manager

The Washington Nationals welcomed Bob Miller to their front office staff today, naming him Vice President and Assistant General Manager. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Miller, who will assist in all facets of baseball operations, comes to the Nationals after nine seasons with the Cincinnati Reds, serving most recently as Vice President and Assistant General Manager to

Orioles decline 2015 club option on Hundley

The Orioles today announced that they have declined their 2015 club option on catcher Nick Hundley. Hundley, 31, hit .233/.273/.352 with five home runs and 19 RBI in 50 games for the Orioles after being acquired from San Diego on May 24. The Orioles now have 31 players on their 40-man major league roster.

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