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2016 Dream Week to offer Orioles fans once-in-a-lifetime experiences

Orioles fans of a variety of ages and abilities will enjoy a week filled with once-in-a-lifetime experiences at the team’s 2016 Dream Week. Held at the Orioles’ two-site complex in Sarasota, FL (Ed Smith Stadium and the Buck O’Neil Baseball Complex) from January 24-30, 2016, Dream Week offers participants the full major league treatment -- playing daily doubleheader intrasquad games and receiving instruction from former

Orioles return left-hander T.J. McFarland to Triple-A Norfolk after today’s doubleheader

The Orioles today announced that they have returned left-hander T.J. McFarland to Triple-A Norfolk after today’s doubleheader. McFarland was recalled as the 26th player for Game 2 of today’s doubleheader against the Cleveland Indians and pitched 2.0 scoreless innings, allowing four hits and striking out one.

Orioles recall LHP T.J. McFarland as 26th player for Game 2 of today’s doubleheader

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled LHP T.J. McFARLAND from Triple-A Norfolk as the 26th player for Game 2 of today’s doubleheader. McFarland, 26, has gone 0-1 with a 3.18 ERA (11.1IP, 4ER) in 11 games with the Orioles this season, holding left-handed batters to a .143 batting average (4-28). In nine games (seven starts) with Triple-A Norfolk this season, he went 2-2 Continue reading ....

Orioles agree to terms with first-round draft pick, outfielder DJ Stewart

The Orioles today announced that they have agreed to terms with their first selection in the first round of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft, outfielder DJ Stewart of Florida State University. Stewart was selected with the 25th overall pick in the first round of the 2015 Draft. Stewart, 21, batted .318/.500/.593 (68-214) with 15 home runs, 59 RBI, and 62 runs scored in 64 games

Tonight’s Orioles-Indians game postponed due to rain; split-admission doubleheader tomorrow at 1:35 & 7:05 p.m.

Tonight’s game between the Orioles and Cleveland Indians has been postponed due to rain and will be made up as part of a split-admission doubleheader on Sunday, June 28, at 1:35 p.m. and 7:05 p.m. Separate admission is required for each game. Tickets for today’s game marked June 27 will be honored for the 7:05 p.m. game on June 28. Gates for the 1:35 p.m. Continue reading ....

Orioles postpone season plan member autograph session and State of the Orioles Address

While tonight’s game between the Orioles and the Cleveland Indians is scheduled to begin on time at 7:15 p.m., several special events at Oriole Park including the Orioles Season Plan Member Autograph Session and State of the Orioles Address have been postponed due to rain. The events will be rescheduled for a future date. Fans with questions regarding the Season Plan Member Autograph Session and

Orioles recall left-hander Wei-Yin Chen from High-A Frederick, option left-hander T.J. McFarland to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled left-hander Wei-Yin Chen from High-A Frederick and optioned left-hander T.J. McFarland to Triple-A Norfolk. Chen, 29, was optioned to High-A Frederick on June 16 and made one start with the Keys on June 20 vs. Wilmington, allowing one hit and striking out two over 3.0 scoreless innings. In 13 starts with the Orioles this season, Chen is

Orioles encourage local area children to “Play Ball” as several youth clinics highlight seven-game homestand;

Baltimore City Youth Clinic, Baltimore RBI Program, and PLAY Campaign will encourage interest in baseball and healthy lifestyles The Orioles will open their seven-game homestand on Friday, June 26, at 7:05 p.m. against the Cleveland Indians. Following Major League Baseball’s announcement of a new league-wide “Play Ball” campaign designed to encourage widespread participation of all forms of baseball among youth, Orioles players and coaches will

Nationals select infielder Emmanuel Burriss, place infielder Anthony Rendon on 15-day disabled list

The Washington Nationals selected the contract of infielder Emmanuel Burriss from Triple-A Syracuse on Friday and placed infielder Anthony Rendon on the 15-day disabled list with a left quadriceps strain, retroactive to June 25. Outfielder Reed Johnson was transferred to the 60-day disabled list. President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. Burriss, a Washington, D.C. native and a graduate of

Fans select outfielder Steve Pearce as the AT&T Fans’ Choice Bobblehead

The Orioles today announced that outfielder Steve Pearce has been selected as the AT&T Fans’ Choice Bobblehead. For the fourth consecutive year, fans were able to select the player they wanted immortalized in a bobblehead giveaway. The bobblehead is scheduled to be distributed during Fan Appreciation Weekend on Sunday, October 4, to the first 25,000 fans age 15 and over. Voting began on March 31

Infielder Jimmy Paredes and author Jim Henneman to appear at York Galleria for autograph signing on June 29

The Orioles today announced that infielder Jimmy Paredes will appear at the Official Orioles Team Store at the York Galleria (2899 Whiteford Rd.) in York, PA to sign autographs and greet fans on Monday, June 29, from 11 a.m. to noon. Additionally, longtime Baltimore sportswriter Jim Henneman will be on hand to sign copies of “Baltimore Orioles: 60 Years of Orioles Magic.” The event is

Prospects Giolito, Turner selected to All-Star Futures Game

Right-handed pitcher Lucas Giolito and infielder Trea Turner have been selected to represent the Washington Nationals in the 2015 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, which will be played at 3:00 p.m. (ET) on Sunday, July 12th at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio. Major League Baseball made the announcement today on MLB Network. Giolito, 20, is considered by many, including industry experts Baseball America and

Prospects Lucas Giolito and Trea Turner selected for 2015 Sirius XM All-Star Futures Game

Right-handed pitcher Lucas Giolito and infielder Trea Turner have been selected to represent the Washington Nationals in the 2015 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, which will be played at 3:00 p.m. (ET) on Sunday, July 12th at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio. Major League Baseball made the announcement today on MLB Network. Giolito, 20, is considered by many, including industry experts Baseball America and

Orioles reinstate right-hander Miguel Gonzalez from disabled list, option right-hander Mychal Givens to Double-A Bowie

The Orioles today announced that they have reinstated right-hander Miguel Gonzalez from the 15-day disabled list and optioned right-hander Mychael Givens to Double-A Bowie. Gonzalez, 31, was placed on the 15-day disabled list on June 11, retroactive to June 10, with a right groin strain. He made one rehab start with Double-A Bowie, allowing two runs on four hits, while walking one and striking out

Orioles recall left-hander T.J. McFarland from Triple-A Norfolk, option right-hander Oliver Drake

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled left-hander T.J. McFarland from Triple-A Norfolk and optioned right-hander Oliver Drake to Triple-A Norfolk. McFarland, 26, has gone 0-1 with a 1.93 ERA (9.1IP, 2ER) in 10 games with the Orioles this season. In nine games (seven starts) with Triple-A Norfolk, he went 2-2 with a 3.41 ERA (34.1IP, 13ER) and did not allow hit over his

Nationals mourn passing of Kimberly Knorr

​The Washington Nationals mourn the passing of Kimberly Knorr, wife of bench coach Randy Knorr. “The Washington Nationals are shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of Kimberly Knorr, the wife of Nationals bench coach Randy Knorr,” said Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo. “Randy and Kimberly have been beloved members of our Nationals family dating back to his days

Nationals reinstate Strasburg from DL, option Ross to Triple-A Syracuse

The Washington Nationals returned from rehab and reinstated right-handed pitcher Stephen Strasburg from the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday and optioned right-handed pitcher Joe Ross to Triple-A Syracuse. Strasburg will start for the Nationals on Tuesday night vs. Atlanta. President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Strasburg returns to the Nationals after missing 21 games due to neck tightness. The

Scherzer named National League Player of the Week

Following his first career no-hitter on Saturday -- and on the heels of 18.0 consecutive scoreless, one-hit frames -- Washington Nationals right-handed pitcher Max Scherzer earned the National League Player of the Week award on Monday. Major League Baseball made the announcement on MLB Network. Scherzer did not allow a hit while striking out ten Pittsburgh Pirates en route to the second no-hitter in Nationals

Orioles recall right-hander Oliver Drake from Triple-A Norfolk, option right-hander Kevin Gausman to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled right-hander Oliver Drake from Triple-A Norfolk and optioned right-hander Kevin Gausman to Triple-A Norfolk. Drake, 28, made his major league debut with the Orioles this season on May 23 at Miami, tossing 3.0 scoreless innings. He went 0-0 with a 3.52 ERA (7.2IP, 3ER) in five games with the Orioles. This will be his second stint with

Orioles make five roster moves

The Orioles today announced that they have reinstated right-hander Kevin Gausman from the 15-day disabled list, selected the contract of right-hander Mychal Givens from Double-A Bowie, optioned right-handers Tyler Wilson and Mike Wright to Triple-A Norfolk, and transferred right-hander Jason Garcia to the 60-day disabled list. Gausman, 24, was placed on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder tendinitis on May 8. He made three

Nats place Roark on paternity list, recall Hill from Triple-A Syracuse

The Washington Nationals recalled right-handed pitcher Taylor Hill from Triple-A Syracuse and placed right-handed pitcher Tanner Roark on the paternity list. President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Hill, 26, returns to the Nationals one day after he was optioned to Syracuse upon the return of right-handed pitcher Doug Fister from the disabled list. Hill’s posted a 3.75 ERA in

Gulf Coast League Orioles play first game of season Tuesday in Sarasota

The Orioles Gulf Coast League (GCL) team will play its first home game of the 2015 season at the Ed Smith Stadium complex on Tuesday, June 23, at 12:00 p.m. against the GCL Twins. The GCL, which includes 14 teams in Florida, gives recently drafted or signed players their first experience in professional baseball. The Orioles are scheduled to play 30 GCL home games between

Nationals reinstate Fister from DL, option Hill to Triple-A Syracuse

The Washington Nationals returned from rehab and reinstated right-handed pitcher Doug Fister on Thursday, and optioned right-handed pitcher Taylor Hill to Triple-A Syracuse. President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Fister, who will start Thursday night vs. Tampa Bay at Nationals Park, rejoins the Nationals after missing 29 games with right forearm tightness. The 31-year-old was 0-1 with a 0.93

Orioles select contract of Chris Pamelee from Triple-A Norfolk, option Wei-Yin Chen to Single-A Frederick; Jonathan Schoop transferred to 60-day DL

The Orioles today announced that they have selected the contract of infielder Chris Parmelee from Triple-A Norfolk, optioned left-hander Wei-Yin Chen to High-A Frederick, and transferred infielder Jonathan Schoop to the 60-day disabled list (sprained right knee). Parmelee, 27, batted .312/.381/.444 (73-234) with 13 doubles, six home runs, 32 runs scored, and 32 RBI in 61 games with the Tides this season. He posted a

Orioles agree to terms with draft pick, shortstop Ryan Mountcastle

The Orioles today announced that they have agreed to terms with their second selection in the first round of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft, shortstop Ryan Mountcastle of Hagerty (FL) High School. Mountcastle was selected with the 36th overall pick in the first round of the 2015 Draft. Mountcastle, 18, is a 6-foot-3, 180 pound, right-handed hitting shortstop. He was a 2015 Perfect Game First

Nationals Homestand Highlights vs. Tampa Bay Rays (June 17-18), Pittsburgh Pirates (June 19-21) & Atlanta Braves (June 23-25)

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17 · Grand Opening Celebration of the New Team Store and Nationals Motorcycle Unveil: The Nationals will be celebrating the Grand Opening of the new Team Store with special events on Wednesday before the game, including a special sweepstakes with Nationals memorabilia. In addition, the team will be unveiling a custom Nationals motorcycle presented by GEICO on Wednesday. Located inside the team store,

Orioles, OriolesREACH to host fundraising event benefiting Shannon’s Fund

The Orioles and OriolesREACH will host a private, exclusive fundraising event for Shannon’s Fund on Friday, June 26, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Oriole Park prior to the 7:05 p.m. game against the Cleveland Indians. Tickets are available for $50 and include a Eutaw Street Reserved game ticket and an opportunity to enjoy batting practice from the Roof Deck beyond centerfield, a visit

Nationals acquire infielder Trea Turner

The Washington Nationals acquired infielder Trea Turner from the San Diego Padres on Sunday, completing the Dec. 18, 2014 three-team trade in which Washington acquired right-handed pitcher Joe Ross and a Player to be Named from the Padres. In exchange, the Nationals sent outfielder Steven Souza Jr. and Minor League left-handed pitcher Travis Ott to the Tampa Bay Rays. President of Baseball Operations and General

Orioles recall right-hander Tyler Wilson from Triple-A Norfolk, option left-hander T.J. McFarland to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled right-hander Tyler Wilson from Triple-A Norfolk and optioned left-hander T.J. McFarland to the Tides. Wilson, 25, made his major league debut with the Orioles on May 20 vs. Seattle, tossing a scoreless inning in relief. In three appearances with the Orioles this season, including his first career Major League start on May 28 vs. Chicago (AL)

Nationals activate right-hander David Carpenter, place right-hander Aaron Barrett on DL

The Washington Nationals activated newly-acquired right-hander David Carpenter on Friday and placed right-handed pitcher Aaron Barrett on the 15-day disabled list with a right bicep strain. President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. The Nationals will be Carpenter’s fifth stop as the veteran right-hander comes to D.C. after Houston, Toronto, Atlanta and New York. Acquired from the Yankees on Thursday

Orioles recall right-hander Mike Wright from Triple-A Norfolk, place right-hander Miguel Gonzalez on the disabled list

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled right-hander Mike Wright from Triple-A Norfolk and placed right-hander Miguel Gonzalez on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to June 10) with a right groin strain. Wright, 25, became the second Orioles starter in club history to begin his Major League career with two consecutive scoreless starts (also, Tom Phoebus, September 15-20, 1966) after tossing 14.1 scoreless innings

Nationals recall outfielder Matt den Dekker, place first baseman Ryan Zimmerman on 15-day disabled list

​The Washington Nationals recalled outfielder Matt den Dekker from Triple-A Syracuse on Thursday and placed first baseman Ryan Zimmerman on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 10, with left foot plantar fasciitis. President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. den Dekker, 27, joins the Nationals for the third time this season. A member of the Nationals’ Opening Day roster,

Nationals acquire right-hander David Carpenter

​The Washington Nationals acquired right-handed pitcher David Carpenter from the New York Yankees on Thursday in exchange for minor league infielder Tony Renda. Additionally, outfielder Nate McLouth was transferred to the 60-day disabled list. President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. Carpenter, 29, joins the Nationals in his fifth Major League season, coming to Washington after stops with Houston, Toronto,

Orioles complete 2015 draft

The Orioles made 30 picks on Day Three of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft on Wednesday, completing rounds 11-40. This year, the Orioles selected 41 players overall, 21 position players and 20 pitchers, with 29 of the selections being college athletes. The Orioles selected 13 right-handed pitchers, eight infielders, eight outfielders, seven left-handed pitchers, four catchers, and one utility player. For a recap of the

Nationals conclude 2015 First-Year Player Draft

The Washington Nationals concluded Major League Baseball’s 2015 First-Year Player Draft by selecting 30 players on Wednesday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations & General Manager Mike Rizzo and Assistant General Manager & Vice President of Scouting Operations Kris Kline made the joint announcement. Over three days of the Draft, the Nationals selected a total of 40 players: 13 right-handed pitchers, eight left-handed pitchers, four outfielders,

Orioles complete Day 2 of 2015 draft

The Orioles made eight selections on Day Two of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft on Tuesday, completing rounds 3-10. After two days of the Draft, the Orioles have selected 11 players overall, six position players and five pitchers, with four of the selections being college athletes. The Orioles selected four outfielders, three right-handed pitchers, two left-handed pitchers, and two infielders. The Draft will conclude tomorrow,

Nationals select eight players on second day of First-Year Player Draft

The Washington Nationals today selected eight players on the second day of Major League Baseball’s 2015 First-Year Player Draft. Nationals President of Baseball Operations & General Manager Mike Rizzo and Assistant General Manager & Vice President of Scouting Operations Kris Kline made the joint announcement. The Nationals kicked off today’s action selecting outfielder Rhett Wiseman (Vanderbilt University) with their third-round pick (103rd overall). During the

Orioles select contract of outfielder Nolan Reimold from Triple-A Norfolk, option left-hander Cesar Cabral to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have selected the contract of outfielder Nolan Reimold from Triple-A Norfolk and have optioned left-hander Cesar Cabral to the Tides. Reimold, 31, batted .286/.351/.389 (50-175) with 12 doubles, two home runs, 13 RBI, and 22 runs scored over 46 games with the Tides this season. Over his last 14 games (since May 22) with Norfolk, he led the International

Orioles to host 29th annual Food and Funds Drive; Orioles and LUNGevity to again partner to raise funds and awareness for lung cancer research

The Orioles and presenting sponsor OneMain Financial, along with the Orioles Wives, Oriole Advocates, MASN, WJZ-TV, Von Paris Moving and Storage, and the Maryland Food Bank, will hold the 29th annual OriolesREACH Food and Funds Drive at Oriole Park at Camden Yards this weekend, June 12-14, during the Orioles’ series with the New York Yankees. Members of these groups will collect non-perishable food items and

Orioles select outfielder DJ Stewart in first round of 2015 draft

The Orioles tonight selected outfielder DJ Stewart of Florida State University with their first selection as the 25th overall pick of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft. The Orioles also selected shortstop Ryan Mountcastle at No. 36 overall from Hagerty (FL) High School and right-hander Jonathan Hughes at No. 68 overall from Flowery Branch (GA) High School. Stewart, 21, batted .318/.500/.593 (68-214) with 15 home runs,

Nationals select outfielder Blake Perkins 69th overall in 2015 First-Year Player Draft

The Washington Nationals today selected prep outfielder Blake Perkins out of Verrado (AZ) High School with the 69th-overall pick in the 2015 First-Year Player Draft. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo and Assistant General Manager & Vice President of Scouting Operations Kris Kline made the joint announcement. The 6-foot, 180 pound righty hit .461 (41-for-89) with eight doubles, eight triples, seven

Nationals select outfielder Andrew Stevenson 58th overall in 2015 First-Year Player Draft

The Washington Nationals today selected collegiate outfielder Andrew Stevenson (Louisiana State University) with the 58th-overall pick in the 2015 First-Year Player Draft. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo and Assistant General Manager & Vice President of Scouting Operations Kris Kline made the joint announcement. The speedy 6-foot, 184-pound junior is considered one of the top defensive center fielders in the Nation

Orioles reinstate Norris from DL, option Navarro to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have reinstated RHP BUD NORRIS from the 15-day disabled list and optioned INF REY NAVARRO to Triple-A Norfolk. Norris, 30, was placed on the 15-day disabled list on May 18 (retroactive to May 11) with bronchitis. He made three rehab starts between Double-A Bowie and Triple-A Norfolk, going 0-2 with a 10.03 ERA (11.2IP, 13ER), including 4.0 hitless innings

Washington Nationals Dream Foundation celebrates a “Decade of Dreams” at 2015 Dream Gala

Last night at the Marriott Marquis Washington, DC, the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation highlighted its community contributions at the 10th annual Dream Gala. As the primary fundraiser for the Nationals Dream Foundation, the 2015 Dream Gala ​netted more than $600,000 for the Foundation’s three cornerstone programs which focus on children’s health, education and recreation. The Dream Gala featured a cocktail reception and silent auction, a

Orioles make six roster moves

The Orioles today announced that they have reinstated catcher Matt Wieters from the 60-day disabled list, recalled infielder Rey Navarro from Triple-A Norfolk, and have selected the contract of left-hander Cesar Cabral from Triple-A Norfolk. In corresponding moves, the Orioles have optioned catcher Steve Clevenger and right-hander Mike Wright to Triple-A Norfolk and have designated infielder Everth Cabrera for assignment. Wieters, 29, appeared in five

Nationals reinstate infielder Anthony Rendon and recall right-hander A.J. Cole

The Washington Nationals returned from rehab and reinstated infielder Anthony Rendon from the 15-day disabled list and recalled right-handed pitcher A.J. Cole from Triple-A Syracuse on Thursday. They optioned right-handed pitcher Taylor Jordan to Triple-A Syracuse and infielder Wilmer Difo to Double-A Harrisburg. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Rendon, 24, missed the first 53 games of the

Orioles acquire minor league right-hander Joe Gunkel from Boston

The Orioles today announced that they have acquired minor league right-hander Joe Gunkel from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for outfielder Alejandro De Aza and cash considerations. Gunkel, 23, owns a career record of 12-7 with a 3.05 ERA in 54 appearances (20 starts) over three minor league seasons while fanning 178 over 165.0 innings. He combined to go 3-2 with a 2.90 ERA

Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer named National League Pitcher of the Month

Following six dominant starts in the month of May, Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer was named the National League Pitcher of the Month on Wednesday. Major League Baseball made the announcement. Scherzer went 5-1 with a 1.67 ERA during the month of May - the best record and lowest ERA among National League starters who threw at least 40.0 innings last month. Throwing at least seven

Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper named National League Player of the Month

On the heels of a record-setting May that thrust him into the major league lead in multiple offensive statistical categories, Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper was named the National League Player of the Month on Wednesday. Major League Baseball made the announcement. Currently leading the major leagues in home runs (T1st, 18), walks (45), slugging percentage (.718), OPS (1.188) and at-bats per home run (9.44),

Orioles recall left-hander T.J. McFarland from Triple-A Norfolk, option right-hander Oliver Drake to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled left-hander T.J. McFarland from Triple-A Norfolk. In a corresponding move, the Orioles have optioned right-hander Oliver Drake to Triple-A Norfolk. McFarland, 25, will begin his second stint with the Orioles this season. Over five major league appearances in May, McFarland compiled an 0-1 record with a 3.60 ERA (2 ER/5.0 IP) while fanning eight. In seven starts

Nationals recall outfielder Matt den Dekker from Triple-A Syracuse

The Washington Nationals recalled outfielder Matt den Dekker from Triple-A Syracuse on Tuesday afternoon as the 26th man for Tuesday’s nightcap vs. the Toronto Blue Jays. President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. den Dekker, 27, joins the Nationals for the second time this season. A member of the Nationals’ Opening Day roster, den Dekker appeared in four games for

Nationals recall left-hander Rivero from Triple-A, option left-hander Grace to Syracuse

The Washington Nationals recalled left-handed pitcher Felipe Rivero on Monday and optioned left-handed pitcher Matt Grace to Triple-A Syracuse. President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Rivero, 23, returns to the Nationals for his second Major League assignment of the season. The hard-throwing left-hander made his Major League debut with one inning of work on April 17 in the Nationals’

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