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Orioles agree to terms with outfielder Steve Pearce on one-year contract

The Orioles today announced that they have agreed to terms with outfielder Steve Pearce on a one-year contract, thus avoiding arbitration. Pearce, 31, batted .293/.373/.556 with a career-high 21 home runs and 49 RBI in 102 games with the Orioles in 2014. He was named co-AL Player of the Week along with outfielder Adam Jones, June 30-July 6, after batting .333 with three home runs

CBS Radio’s 105.7 The Fan to broadcast 12 Orioles spring training games

The Orioles and CBS Radio’s 105.7 The Fan (WJZ-FM), the flagship station of the Orioles Radio Network, have announced that 12 Orioles spring training games will be broadcast in 2015. The schedule begins with the home opener against the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday, March 4, at 1:05 p.m. ET, and includes eight additional home games in Sarasota. Three of the 12 broadcasts will feature 30-minute

MASN announces seven-game 2015 spring training broadcast schedule for Washington Nationals

MASN, the television home of the defending National League East champion Washington Nationals, will broadcast seven Nationals spring training games during the 2015 Grapefruit League campaign. All of the games will appear on MASN HD, beginning with the Nationals’ March 7 home game against the St. Louis Cardinals in Viera, Fla. The network’s Grapefruit League coverage also includes six more games, five of them from

MASN announces seven-game 2015 spring training TV schedule for Baltimore Orioles

MASN, the television home of the defending American League East champion Baltimore Orioles, will broadcast seven Orioles spring training games during the 2015 Grapefruit League campaign. All games will appear on MASN HD, beginning with the Orioles’ March 5 game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Sarasota, Fla. The network’s spring training coverage includes six more games from Ed Smith Stadium, the team’s Grapefruit League

Orioles name Jim Misudek as media relations manager

The Baltimore Orioles have named Jim Misudek as the club’s Manager of Media Relations. He will begin his duties on Monday, February 9, reporting to Kristen Hudak, Director of Public Relations. Misudek (pronounced MISH-yoo-deck) will coordinate all facets of the Orioles’ media relations efforts. His primary responsibilities will include the creation of daily press notes, drafting press releases, producing the club’s annual media guide, arranging

Orioles acquire outfielder Travis Snider from Pittsburgh

The Orioles today announced that they have acquired outfielder Travis Snider from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for minor league left-hander Stephen Tarpley and a player to be named later. To make room on the 40-man roster, catcher Michael Ohlman has been designated for assignment. Snider, 26, hit .264/.338/.438 with 13 home runs and a career-high 38 RBI in 140 games with the Pirates in

Orioles announce upcoming release of official legacy book commemorating 60 years of Orioles baseball

The Orioles today announced that the club will produce a new official legacy book entitled “Baltimore Orioles: 60 Years of Orioles Magic” to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Orioles baseball in Baltimore. Fans can secure their copy online through a pre-order at www.orioles.com/book, with the book scheduled to arrive in April 2015. Season Plan Members who have been with the club for the past three

Orioles agree to terms with Ryan Flaherty and Bud Norris on one-year contracts

The Orioles today announced that they have agreed to terms with infielder Ryan Flaherty and right-hander Bud Norris on one-year contracts, thus avoiding arbitration. Flaherty, 28, hit .221/.288/.356 with seven home runs and a career-high 32 RBI in 312 plate appearances in 2014. In three seasons with the Orioles, Flaherty is a career .221/.283/.369 hitter with 23 home runs and 78 RBI in 264 games.

Nationals agree to terms on seven-year contract with right-hander Max Scherzer

The Washington Nationals agreed to terms with 2013 American League Cy Young Award winner right-handed pitcher Max Scherzer on a seven-year contract on Wednesday. President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Scherzer, 30, joins the Nationals after seven Major League seasons with the Detroit Tigers (2010-14) and Arizona Diamondbacks (2008-09), and on the heels of back-to-back All-Star campaigns. Scherzer is

Orioles spring training tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 24

Individual tickets for all 16 of the Orioles’ spring training games at Ed Smith Stadium will go on sale this Saturday, January 24 at 10:00 a.m. It is recommended that fans purchase tickets online or by phone. Fans interested in season tickets, five-game flex-plans, or group tickets, or those wishing to receive additional spring training ticket information may call the Orioles spring training office at

Orioles agree to terms with Davis, Matusz, Tillman and Wieters

The Orioles today announced that they have agreed to terms with infielder Chris Davis, left-hander Brian Matusz, right-hander Chris Tillman and catcher Matt Wieters on one-year contracts, thus avoiding arbitration. Davis, 28, hit .196/.300/.404 with 26 home runs and 72 RBI in 127 games for the Orioles in 2014. Matusz, 27, was 2-3 with a 3.48 ERA (51.2IP, 20ER) in 63 games for the Orioles

Nationals acquire infielder Yunel Escobar from Oakland Athletics

The Washington Nationals acquired infielder Yunel Escobar from the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday in exchange for right-handed reliever Tyler Clippard. President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Escobar, an eight-year Major League veteran, joins the Nationals after stops in Atlanta (2007-10), Toronto (2010-12) and Tampa Bay (2012-14). He was traded to the A’s just four days ago (Jan. 10), along

Orioles FanFest autograph vouchers on sale Saturday at orioles.com

Vouchers for autograph sessions at the Orioles’ 2015 FanFest will go on sale Saturday, January 17, at 10:00 a.m. The list of autograph session times and participants will be posted online for preview at www.orioles.com/fanfest by 9:00 p.m. on Friday, January 16. Orioles FanFest will be held on Saturday, January 31 at the Baltimore Convention Center from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., with early entry

Nationals acquire catcher Dan Butler

The Washington Nationals acquired catcher Dan Butler from the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday, in exchange for left-handed pitcher Danny Rosenbaum. President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Butler, 28, joins the Nationals after six seasons in the Red Sox organization. The right-handed hitting catcher appeared in seven Major League games for Boston in 2014, starting five behind the plate

Orioles agree to terms with right-hander Tommy Hunter on one-year contract

The Orioles tonight announced that they have agreed to terms with right-hander Tommy Hunter on a one-year contract, thus avoiding arbitration. Hunter, 28, went 3-2 with a 2.97 ERA (60.2IP, 20ER) and a career-high 11 saves in 60 games with the Orioles in 2014. Over 226 games (75 starts) in the majors, Hunter is 42-31 with a 4.32 ERA (616.1IP, 296ER) and 15 saves.

Orioles return to CBS Radio’s 105.7 The Fan

New agreement marks return of Orioles baseball to dedicated FM station; Partnership includes exclusive, year-round Orioles programming The Orioles today announced a new multi-year deal naming CBS Radio’s 105.7 The Fan (WJZ-FM) the flagship station of the Orioles Radio Network. Beginning in 2015, fans will be able to hear all 162 Orioles regular season games, select spring training contests, and extensive Orioles programming on 105.7

Orioles sign free agent Young to one-year contract

The Orioles today announced that they have signed free agent outfielder Delmon Young to a one-year contract. To make room on the 40-man roster, catcher Ryan Lavarnway has been designated for assignment. Young, 29, batted .302/.337/.442 with seven home runs and 30 RBI over 83 games with the Orioles in 2014, including a .316/.345/.481 slash line in 47 games at Oriole Park. He led the

Pat Santarone selected to MLB Groundskeepers Hall of Fame

Late Orioles Head Groundskeeper Pat Santarone has today been named one of the newest members of the Major League Baseball Groundskeepers Hall of Fame. Santarone joined the Orioles as Head Groundskeeper in 1969, spending 22 seasons tending the grounds at Memorial Stadium before retiring on Opening Day in 1991. During his tenure, Baltimore infielders won a total of 25 AL Gold Gloves, while the

Nationals announce 2015 Minor League staff

The Washington Nationals today named their Minor League managers, coaches and coordinators for the 2015 season. Nationals Vice President of Player Personnel Bob Boone, Assistant General Manager and Vice President of Player Development and Pro Scouting Doug Harris and Director of Player Development Mark Scialabba made the joint announcement. The Nationals promoted Paul Menhart to Minor League Pitching Coordinator and named Spin Williams a Senior

Orioles announce tickets for 2015 FanFest now on sale

FanFest autograph vouchers will go on sale January 17 The launch to the 2015 baseball season will begin on Saturday, January 31, as the Orioles host their annual FanFest event at the Baltimore Convention Center. 2015 FanFest, presented by Visit Sarasota County, will feature appearances by current and former Orioles players and coaches as part of a day-long celebration of baseball that will also include

Orioles Hall of Famer Stu Miller has passed away

Orioles Hall of Fame member Stu Miller passed away Sunday, January 4, at his home in Cameron Park, Calif., after a brief illness. He was 87. Miller, a right-handed reliever throughout most of his 16 seasons in the major leagues, led the Orioles in saves from 1963-67 and was a member of the 1966 World Series Championship team. In his five seasons with the Orioles,

Statement from Peter Angelos on the passing of former Orioles general manager Hank Peters

“I am saddened to learn of the passing of Hank Peters, and on behalf of the Orioles organization, I extend my condolences to his daughter Sharon, his son Steve, and his entire family. Hank was highly regarded throughout baseball as a man of integrity and great character. He was an integral part of the Orioles’ winning tradition, including 10 consecutive winning seasons from 1976 to

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