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Nationals recall left-hander Sammy Solis and outfielder Michael A. Taylor from Triple-A Syracuse

The Washington Nationals recalled left-handed pitcher Sammy Solis from Double-A Harrisburg and outfielder Michael A. Taylor from Triple-A Syracuse on Wednesday, placed outfielder Reed Johnson on the 15-day disabled list with a left calf strain and optioned right-handed pitcher A.J. Cole to Syracuse. President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. Solis, 26, joins the Nationals for the first Major League

Tomorrow’s Orioles-White Sox game to begin at 2:05 p.m. ET and be closed to public; Weekend series with Rays to move to Tropicana Field

Monday and Tuesday’s games rescheduled for single-admission doubleheader on May 28 After consultation with Major League Baseball and city and local officials, tomorrow’s game between the Orioles and the Chicago White Sox will begin at 2:05 p.m. ET and will be closed to the public. The Orioles will also play their three-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays, scheduled for May 1-3, at Tropicana Field

Nationals recall right-hander A.J. Cole from Triple-A Syracuse

The Washington Nationals recalled right-handed pitcher A.J. Cole from Triple-A Syracuse on Tuesday and optioned right-handed pitcher Rafael Martin there. Cole will start Tuesday night’s game against the Atlanta Braves. President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Cole, 23, entered the 2015 season ranked as the Nationals’ No. 6 prospect, and the No. 91 prospect in all of baseball, according

Tonight’s Orioles-White Sox game postponed

After consultation with Major League Baseball and state and local officials, tonight’s game between the Orioles and the White Sox at Oriole Park at Camden Yards has been postponed. An announcement regarding the make-up date will be made as soon as possible. Fans are encouraged to keep their tickets and parking passes until more information is made available.

Tonight’s Orioles-White Sox game postponed

After consultation with the Baltimore City Police Department, tonight’s game between the Orioles and the White Sox at Oriole Park at Camden Yards has been postponed. An announcement regarding the make-up date will be made as soon as possible. Fans are encouraged to keep their tickets and parking passes until more information is made available.

Orioles place infielder Ryan Flaherty on disabled list, recall infielder Rey Navarro from Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have placed infielder Ryan Flaherty on the 15-day disabled list with a right groin strain, retroactive to April 23. In a corresponding move, the Orioles have recalled infiedler Rey Navarro from Triple-A Norfolk. Navarro, 25, played two games with Triple-A Norfolk this season, batting .429/.500/1.000 (3-7) with a home run and two RBI. In 885 games over nine minor

Two youth clinics, two little league days and safety patrol night headline homestand filled with youth initiatives

The Orioles return home for a nine-game homestand that will include local community appearances, charitable initiatives, promotions, discounts, and special events at Oriole Park at Camden Yards beginning tonight at 7:05 p.m. against the Boston Red Sox. Highlighting the homestand are a variety of youth-oriented activities and initiatives, including two youth clinics, two Little League Days, the annual Safety Patrol Night, and the first Junior

Nationals recall left-hander Matt Grace, place left-hander Felipe Rivero on DL

The Washington Nationals recalled left-handed pitcher Matt Grace from Triple-A Syracuse on Wednesday and placed left-handed pitcher Felipe Rivero on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 18, with a GI bleed. President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Grace joins the Nationals for the first Major League assignment of his career. The 26-year-old, who utilizes a heavy fastball/slider combination

Nationals trade left-hander Xavier Cedeno to Dodgers for cash considerations

The Washington Nationals traded left-handed pitcher Xavier Cedeno to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday in exchange for cash considerations. President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Cedeno, 28, pitched in 25 games for the Nationals over the course of three seasons (2013-15). He was 0-0 with a 3.38 ERA (16.0 IP). Cedeno was designated for assignment on April 14,

Chef Bryan Voltaggio to appear at Oriole Park

The Orioles today announced that Maryland’s own Chef Bryan Voltaggio will appear at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Saturday, April 25, to throw the ceremonial first pitch, prepare a special, signature dish, and sign copies of his new book, HOME: Recipes to Cook with Family and Friends. A James Beard Foundation Award finalist and lifelong Orioles fan, Voltaggio is the executive chef and owner

Melvin Mora, John Lowenstein and Gary Roenicke elected to Orioles Hall of Fame

The Orioles today announced that former Orioles third baseman Melvin Mora has been elected to the Orioles Hall of Fame. Additionally, the former left field platoon duo of John Lowenstein and Gary Roenicke will be enshrined as selections of the Veteran’s Committee, and long-time Orioles scout Fred Uhlman Sr. will be inducted as this year’s Herb Armstrong Award winner. Mora, Roenicke, and Uhlman will be

Nationals reinstate Span from 15-day disabled list

The Washington Nationals returned from rehab and reinstated center fielder Denard Span from the 15-day disabled list and optioned outfielder Michael A. Taylor to Triple-A Syracuse on Sunday. President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Span, who underwent surgery to repair a right core muscle injury on March 9, returns to the Nationals’ active roster after a three-game rehab stint

Orioles place infielder Jonathan Schoop on disabled list, reinstate infielder Jimmy Paredes from DL

The Orioles today announced that they have placed infielder Jonathan Schoop on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right knee. In a corresponding move, the Orioles have reinstated infielder Jimmy Paredes from the disabled list. Paredes, 26, was placed on the 15-day disabled list to begin the season (retroactive to April 1) with a lower back strain. He made one rehabilitation appearance with Double-A

Nationals recall left-hander Felipe Rivero from Triple-A Syracuse

The Washington Nationals recalled left-handed pitcher Felipe Rivero from Triple-A Syracuse on Thursday, and optioned RHP Taylor Jordan there. President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Rivero, 23, joins the Nationals for his first Major League assignment and provides the team with a second left-handed reliever in the bullpen. In five Spring Training games (5.2 IP) with the Nationals this

Birdland Passport program returns in 2015

The Orioles today announced that the popular Birdland Passport program, designed to reward fans who visit Oriole Park at Camden Yards and the Orioles’ local minor league affiliates, is back for another season. All five minor league affiliates - the Norfolk Tides, Bowie Baysox, Frederick Keys, Delmarva Shorebirds, and Aberdeen IronBirds - will continue to participate this season. “The Birdland Passport program has been widely

Nationals recall Jordan, place Stammen on DL

The Washington Nationals recalled right-handed pitcher Taylor Jordan from Triple-A Syracuse and placed right-handed pitcher Craig Stammen on the 15-day disabled list with right forearm stiffness on Wednesday. President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Jordan, 26, joins the Nationals for the first time this season. The right-hander made one start for Triple-A Syracuse (April 10 at Scranton-Wilkes/Barre), tossing six

Nationals select contract of right-hander Rafael Martin

The Washington Nationals selected the contract of right-hander Rafael Martin on Tuesday and designated left-hander Xavier Cedeno for assignment. President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Martin, 30, joins the Nationals for his first Major League assignment. Plucked from the Mexican Winter League after catching the eye of Nationals Director of International Scouting Bill Singer, Martin signed with Washington as

Orioles invite public to watch extended spring training games in Sarasota

The public is invited to watch Orioles minor league players in action in Sarasota during Extended Spring Training during the months of April, May and June. There is no charge to attend the games, which will be held on Field 4 at the Ed Smith Stadium complex beginning tomorrow, April 14. Gates open 30 minutes before game time. Free parking is available in the East

Orioles reinstate Lough from disabled list, option Gamboa to Triple-A

The Orioles today announced that they have reinstated outfielder David Lough from the 15-day Disabled List. In a corresponding move, the Orioles have optioned right-hander Eddie Gamboa to Triple-A Norfolk. Lough, 29, was placed on the 15-day Disabled List to begin the season (retroactive to March 27) with a left hamstring strain. He made one rehabilitation appearance with Class-A Frederick and went 0-for-2 with a

Nationals reinstate outfielder Jayson Werth from disabled list

The Washington Nationals returned from rehab and reinstated outfielder Jayson Werth from the 15-day disabled list on Monday, and optioned outfielder Matt den Dekker to Triple-A Syracuse. President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Werth, 35, returns to the Nationals’ active roster after missing the first six games of the 2015 season following offseason (January 9) surgery on the AC

Orioles place Wright on DL, recall Gamboa from Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have placed left-hander Wesley Wright on the 15-day Disabled List with a left trapezius strain. In a corresponding move, the Orioles have recalled right-hander Eddie Gamboa from Triple-A Norfolk. He will wear uniform number 68. Wright, 30, posted a 5.40 ERA (1.2IP, ER) over two appearances with the Orioles this season. Signed as a free agent on December 19,

Orioles acquire O’Brien and Rowen from Dodgers

The Orioles today announced that they have acquired minor league catcher Chris O’Brien and right-hander Ben Rowen from the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for right-hander Ryan Webb, minor league catcher Brian Ward and Competitive Balance Round B pick (74th Overall) in the 2015 First-Year Player Draft. O’Brien, 25, batted .266/.341/.438 with seven home runs and a career-high 53 RBI in his first full season

Orioles to celebrate Jackie Robinson Day on Wednesday, April 15

In recognition of the 68th anniversary of Jackie Robinson becoming the first African-American player in Major League Baseball, the Orioles will honor Robinson’s legacy on Wednesday, April 15, by hosting a “self-expression” contest with the Boys & Girls Club. Members will be challenged to express their thoughts creatively through a speech, poem, art, or skit about Robinson’s nine values for success: citizenship, commitment, courage, determination,

Orioles announce dates for “O’s Days at Chick-fil-A”

The Orioles today announced that they have partnered this season with Chick-fil-A on a promotion called “O’s Days at Chick-fil-A.” During the regular season, there will be one date each month when Orioles fans wearing orange clothing or Orioles apparel can visit any participating Baltimore area Chick-fil-A between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. to receive a complimentary original chicken sandwich. Each participating

Orioles active on field, in community during spring training campaign in Sarasota

The Major League Orioles began the 2015 regular season this week, following a Spring Training season that set a new, per-game average attendance record and celebrated the Sarasota area community with a series of gameday events to benefit local youth and non-profits. Although the Major League team won’t play games at Ed Smith Stadium again until 2016, the club will continue to maintain a year-round

Orioles reinstate infielder Chris Davis, option catcher Steve Clevenger to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have reinstated infielder Chris Davis from the Restricted List following a 25-game suspension and optioned catcher Steve Clevenger to Triple-A Norfolk. Davis, 29, hit .196/.300/.404 with 26 home runs and 72 RBI before serving a 25-game suspension from MLB beginning on September 12, 2014 after testing positive for an amphetamine. Over seven Major League seasons, Davis has batted .253/.322/.493

Orioles announce opening day plans

The Orioles have announced plans for the first home game of the 2015 season, Friday, April 10 at 3:05 p.m. against the Toronto Blue Jays. PRE-GAME FUN AROUND THE YARD To allow fans the opportunity to experience the excitement of Opening Day, the entire ballpark will open at noon on Friday. Each fan will receive a 2015 schedule Fathead® decal, presented by Pizza Boli’s, at

Orioles continue mobile-exclusive check-in promotion at Oriole Park

The Orioles have announced new promotions available exclusively within the free MLB.com Ballpark mobile application at Oriole Park during the 2015 season. MLB.com Ballpark offers mobile check-in, social media, special offers, rewards, and exclusive content for anyone with a supported Android smartphone or iPhone. Incentives for fans to “check in” using MLB.com Ballpark include offers that will reward fans at every home game and that

O’s select the contract of catcher Ryan Lavarnway; designate right-hander Ryan Webb for assignment

The Orioles today announced that they have selected the contract of catcher Ryan Lavarnway and designated right-hander Ryan Webb for assignment. Lavarnway, 27, batted .283/.389/.370 in 62 games for Triple-A Pawtucket in 2014. In 301 major league plate appearances since 2011, Lavarnway has batted .201/.249/.315 with five home runs. In 570 career minor league games, Lavarnway has batted .283/.375/.479 with 92 home runs and 382

Nationals set opening day 25-man roster

The Washington Nationals announced their 2015 Opening Day 25-man roster on Sunday. President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. The Nationals’ Opening Day roster is comprised of 12 pitchers (nine right-handed pitchers, three left-handed pitchers), two catchers, six infielders and five outfielders. Three players who joined Nationals’ Spring Training as non-roster invitees made the club: INF/OF Clint Robinson, 2B Dan

Orioles finalize 25-man roster

The Orioles today announced several roster moves to finalize their 25-man roster. Four players have been placed on the 15-day disabled list: infielder J.J. Hardy (retroactive to March 27 - left shoulder strain), outfielder David Lough (retroactive to March 27 - left hamstring strain), infielder Jimmy Paredes (retroactive to April 1 - lower back strain), and catcher Matt Wieters (retroactive to March 27 - rehabilitation

Orioles make two roster moves

The Orioles tonight announced that they have reassigned infielders Jayson Nix and Paul Janish to minor league camp. With these moves, the Orioles now have 33 players at Major League Spring Training, including two non-roster invitees.

Orioles set franchise record for spring training average per game attendance

With tonight’s crowd of 7,329 for the final home game of Orioles Spring Training at Ed Smith Stadium, the Orioles have drawn a total of 112,258 fans for 15 home games in Sarasota this season. Since 2010, when the club’s Major League operations moved to Sarasota, 544,316 fans have enjoyed Spring Training baseball at Ed Smith Stadium. This year, the club set a franchise record

Orioles announce “Operation Orange” rallies for fans

The Orioles today announced dates for several “Operation Orange” rallies as the team prepares to open the 2015 season. The rallies will include Orioles giveaways, trivia and prizes, an appearance by the Oriole Bird, and an autograph session with a former Orioles player for an hour at each event. The first “Operation Orange” rally will be held at the Official Orioles Team Store in the

O’s green cap auction raises more than $7,900 to benefit Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota

The Orioles’ annual green cap auction raised more than $7,900 to benefit Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota. The donation will be presented in a pre-game ceremony when the Orioles take on the Atlanta Braves in the final home game of Spring Training on Friday, April 3 at 6:05 p.m. The auction featured specially-designed, green O’s caps worn by players and coaches at the St.

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