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Orioles sign free agent infielder Everth Cabrera to one-year contract

The Orioles today announced that they have signed free agent infielder Everth Cabrera to a one-year contract. Cabrera, 28, was a National League All-Star in 2013, becoming the first Nicaraguan-born position player to be named to an All-Star team. Cabrera batted .232/.272/.300 with three home runs and 20 RBI in 90 games with the Padres in 2014. In 481 career games, he has hit .248/.319/.333

Nationals announce mini plans for 2015 season

Beginning today, Washington Nationals fans will have the opportunity to choose between four exciting mini ticket plans to catch some of the hottest games of the 2015 season. This year’s Mini Plans include: * Manager of the Year Plan (15 games): Celebrate Manager Matt Williams’ 2014 Manager of the Year Award by signing up for this unique plan. This offer is comprised of 15 matchups

Nationals exercise 2016 option on manager Matt Williams

The Washington Nationals exercised the 2016 club option on manager Matt Williams’ contract on Saturday. President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. “We are happy to pick up Matt’s option for the 2016 season,” Rizzo said. “It shows the great confidence we have in Matt to continue to lead this team on the field. During his rookie season, he helped

Fans invited to watch Orioles spring training workouts at Ed Smith Stadium

The first official spring training workout day for Orioles pitchers and catchers at Ed Smith Stadium will be held on Friday, February 20. Fans are invited to watch the team’s workouts on the back fields at the complex each day until March 4, when home games begin. There is no charge to attend, and free parking is available in the East Lot off of 12th

Orioles name minor league managers, coaches and staff

The Orioles today announced the coaching staffs for their eight minor league affiliates for the 2015 season. Ron Johnson returns for his fourth season as the manager at Triple-A Norfolk after guiding the Tides to a 65-79 mark in 2014. The 2015 season will be Johnson’s 22nd as a minor league manager. He has compiled 1,477 career victories (1,477-1,478 overall) and is 68 wins shy

Orioles announce change to spring training radio broadcast schedule

The Orioles and CBS RADIO’s 105.7 The Fan (WJZ-FM), the flagship station of the Orioles Radio Network, have announced a change in the spring training radio broadcast schedule. The Sunday, March 8 game against the Minnesota Twins at 1:05 p.m. will replace the Saturday, March 14 game against the Tampa Bay Rays. The March 14 game will still be televised by MASN as part of

Nationals announce 2015 promotional schedule

Following today’s completion of the “10 Days of Teddy” and the reveal of the final promotional item, the Washington Nationals released the 2015 season promotional schedule. The 2015 season marks the 10-Year Anniversary of the Nationals arrival in Washington, D.C. and a number of special promotional items to commemorate this season will be distributed at select games. Initiatives include monthly 10-Year Tuesdays, six designated games

Oriole Bird to help open youth baseball seasons across Sarasota County beginning Saturday

Attending youth baseball openers for local teams has been a tradition since the Orioles arrived in Sarasota for Major League Spring Training in 2010. This season, the Oriole Bird will make three stops to help open youth baseball leagues. On Saturday, February 14, the Oriole Bird will participate in Opening Day ceremonies for Venice Little League, followed by Sarasota Little League on February 21, and

Orioles announce 2015 spring training promotions and special events schedule

The Orioles today announced their 2015 spring training promotions and special events schedule featuring many fun-filled promotional giveaways and events for fans to enjoy at Ed Smith Stadium. On Wednesday, March 4, all fans will receive an orange rally towel as well as a spring training magnet schedule, presented by Visit Sarasota County, as the Orioles celebrate their spring training Opening Day and sixth season

Nationals announce 2015 non-roster invitees to spring training

The Washington Nationals have agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Heath Bell, right-handed pitcher Bruce Billings, right-handed pitcher Manny Delcarmen, right-handed pitcher Mitch Lively, right-handed pitcher Scott McGregor, right-handed pitcher Evan Meek, catcher Steve Lerud, infielder Emmanuel Burriss, first baseman Kila Ka’aihue, first baseman Clint Robinson, third baseman Ian Stewart, second baseman Dan Uggla and outfielder Mike Carp on Minor-League contracts with invitations to Major

Orioles name Chris Martrich as coordinator of public relations

The Baltimore Orioles have named Chris Martrich as the club’s Coordinator, Public Relations. Martrich will help to coordinate all facets of the Orioles’ public relations efforts. His primary responsibilities will include the creation of daily press notes, drafting press releases, assisting with production of the club’s annual media guide, arranging interviews for players and staff, handling media credentials, and assisting with the coordination of press

Orioles agree to terms with left-hander Zach Britton on one-year contract

The Orioles today announced that they have agreed to terms with left-hander Zach Britton on a one-year contract, thus avoiding arbitration. Britton, 27, went 3-2 with a 1.65 ERA (76.1IP, 14ER) and a career-high 37 saves after pitching exclusively in relief for the first time in his career. He finished the season ranked fourth among AL relievers in saves and became the 10th different Oriole

Orioles agree to terms with right-hander Miguel Gonzalez on one-year contract

The Orioles today announced that they have agreed to terms with right-hander Miguel Gonzalez on a one-year contract, thus avoiding arbitration. Gonzalez, 30, was 10-9 with a 3.23 ERA (159.0IP, 57ER) in 27 games (26 starts) in 2014, the lowest ERA of his three-year career. He surrendered three earned runs or fewer in 23 of his 26 starts and went 5-2 with a 2.78 ERA

Washington Nationals announce 2015 spring training broadcast schedule

Washington Nationals broadcast partners Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN) and 106.7 The Fan will broadcast a total of 14 Nationals Spring Training matchups throughout the weeks leading up to the start of the 2015 regular season. The Nationals 2015 Grapefruit League schedule features seven games televised by MASN and a combined 10 games airing on 106.7 The Fan and partner station CBS Sports Radio 1580 AM.

Orioles to host fifth annual Birdland Golf Classic in Sarasota on Feb. 23

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. The event begins with registration and lunch at 11:00 a.m., with a shotgun start set for 12:30 p.m. The registration deadline for

Nationals agree to terms with right-hander Casey Janssen

The Washington Nationals agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Casey Janssen on a one-year contract with a mutual option for 2016 on Monday. President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Janssen, 33, joins the Nationals after 10 years in the Toronto Blue Jays organization, including five consecutive Major League seasons with an ERA of 3.95 or lower. “We are happy

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