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Orioles acquire outfielder Junior Lake from Cubs in exchange for right-hander Tommy Hunter

The Orioles today announced that they have acquired outfielder Junior Lake from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for right-hander Tommy Hunter and optioned him to Triple-A Norfolk. Additionally, the Orioles have recalled right-hander Mike Wright from Triple-A Norfolk. Lake, 25, batted .315/.404/.472 (62-197) with seven home runs and 31 RBI in 58 games with Triple-A Iowa this season. Over 26 games in July with the

Orioles recall right-hander Mychal Givens from Double-A Bowie

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled right-hander Mychal Givens from Double-A Bowie. Givens, 25, went 4-2 with a 1.79 ERA (55.1IP, 11ER) and 14 saves in 34 games with the Baysox this season. He led the Eastern League with a 12.52 strikeout per 9.0 innings ratio (77 strikeouts, 55.1IP), posted the third-fewest baserunners per 9.0 innings ratio (9.27), and was tied for the

Orioles acquire Gerardo Parra from Brewers in exchange for minor league RHP Zach Davies

The Orioles today announced that they have acquired outfielder Gerardo Parra from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for minor league right-hander Zach Davies. Additionally, the Orioles have designated right-hander Bud Norris for assignment. Parra, 28, batted .328/.369/.517 (106-323) with 24 doubles, five triples, nine home runs, and 31 RBI in 100 games with the Brewers this season. The two-time Gold Glove Award winner made starts

Orioles to host #BirdlandSocial with Zach Britton on Tuesday, August 18

Following last night’s successful #BirdlandSocial at Oriole Park, the Orioles have announced a second Social Media Night on Tuesday, August 18, prior to the 7:05 p.m. game against the New York Mets. Orioles All-Star closer ZACH BRITTON(@zbritton) and Orioles.com writer BRITTANY GHIROLI (@Britt_Ghiroli) will take part in exclusive question-and-answer sessions with those in attendance, and Orioles public address announcer RYAN WAGNER (@rwags614) will host the

Nationals acquire Jonathan Papelbon from Phillies

The Washington Nationals acquired All-Star right-handed pitcher Jonathan Papelbon and cash considerations from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for Minor League right-handed pitcher Nick Pivetta on Tuesday. Papelbon and the Nationals have also agreed to terms on a contract for the 2016 season. The Nationals also designated catcher Dan Butler for assignment. President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Papelbon,

Nationals reinstate Zimmerman, Werth from disabled list

The Washington Nationals returned from rehab and reinstated outfielder Jayson Werth from the 60-day disabled list and first baseman Ryan Zimmerman from the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday. To make room, the Nationals optioned outfielder Matt den Dekker to Triple-A Syracuse and outrighted infielder Emmanuel Burriss to Triple-A Syracuse. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Werth, 36, returns

Nationals reinstate Rendon from DL, option De Los Santos to Double-A

The Washington Nationals returned from rehab and reinstated infielder Anthony Rendon from the 15-day disabled list and optioned right-handed pitcher Abel De Los Santos to Double-A Harrisburg on Saturday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Rendon, 24, returns to the Nationals’ active roster after missing 25 games with a left quad strain. He appeared in six Minor League

Orioles homestand to feature Casey Cares Foundation 5K Run/Walk at Oriole Park

The Orioles will open a seven-game homestand on Monday, July 27, at 7:05 p.m. against the Atlanta Braves. The homestand will feature many special events including the Casey Cares Foundation 5K Run/Walk at Oriole Park, a “Play Baseball” clinic with Manny Machado, and Social Media Night at the ballpark. The homestand will also feature exclusive giveaways including a Maryland-themed Oriole Bird bobblehead and a J.J.

Orioles recall right-hander Kevin Gausman from Triple-A Norfolk, place Steve Pearce on 15-day DL

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled right-hander Kevin Gausman from Triple-A Norfolk and placed infielder/outfielder Steve Pearce on the 15-day disabled list with a left oblique strain, retroactive to July 19. Gausman, 24, has gone 1-1 with a 5.00 ERA (27.0IP, 15ER) in 11 games (three starts) with the Orioles this season. In 51 career major league games (28 starts), Gausman has gone

Scherzer launches Big League Impact DC, to host fantasy football fundraiser on Aug. 22

In an effort to raise funds for the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation, the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy and to join other “Big Leaguers” around the country in making a global impact, Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer has teamed up with Adam Wainwright’s Big League Impact to launch Big League Impact DC. His inaugural event will be a fantasy football draft held on Saturday, August

Nationals recall right-hander Joe Ross, option infielder Wilmer Difo to Double-A Harrisburg

The Washington Nationals recalled right-handed pitcher Joe Ross from Triple-A Syracuse on Tuesday and optioned infielder Wilmer Difo to Double-A Harrisburg. Ross will start for the Nationals against the Mets on Tuesday night. President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Ross, 22, returns to the Nationals for his second major league stint of the season. The Nationals selected Ross’ contract

Nationals select contract of de los Santos, option Treinen to Triple-A Syracuse

The Washington Nationals selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Abel de Los Santos from Double-A Harrisburg on Monday and optioned right-handed pitcher Blake Treinen to Triple-A Syracuse. Left fielder Jayson Werth was transferred to the 60-day disabled list to clear space for de Los Santos on the 40-man roster. President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. de Los Santos, 22,

Orioles sign infielder Xu to minor league contract for 2016

The Orioles today announced that they have signed free agent infielder Gui Yuan “Itchy” Xu to a 2016 minor league contract. Xu (pronounced “Shoo”), 19, becomes the first player signed by a Major League Baseball club from the MLB Development Centers. The 6-foot, 188-pound left-handed hitting and left-handed throwing infielder is a native of Shenzhen, China and was recruited to the MLB program in 2010.

Statement from Washington Nationals on Friday night’s power outage

The Washington Nationals have issued the following statement about Friday night’s game versus the Los Angeles Dodgers: “Our initial investigation indicates the power failure at Nationals Park last night was caused by a faulty circuit breaker. It was replaced shortly after midnight and the lights were tested throughout the night with no additional outages. While we believe we have identified and corrected the issue, additional

Nationals vs. Dodgers Suspended Game Information

Due to a power failure at Nationals Park this evening, Friday’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers has been suspended. The game will resume on Saturday, July 18th at 2:05 PM. The second game will begin at 4:05 PM or twenty minutes after the conclusion of the first game, whichever is later. Tickets from Friday night’s game are not valid for either game on Saturday.

Nationals place Carpenter on DL, recall Solis from Double-A Harrisburg

The Washington Nationals recalled left-handed pitcher Sammy Solis from Double-A Harrisburg and placed right-handed pitcher David Carpenter on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 12, with right shoulder inflammation. President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Solis, 26, returns to the Nationals for his third stint of the season. In six games at the Major League-level this year (10.0

Orioles to host Social Media Night on Tuesday, July 28

The Orioles will host “Birdland Social,” a Social Media Night event at Oriole Park on Tuesday, July 28, prior to the 7:05 p.m. game against the Atlanta Braves. The exclusive pre-game party on the centerfield Roof Deck will host 250 of the Orioles’ most engaged social media followers. The event will include an exclusive question-and-answer session with Baseball Hall of Famer, Orioles legend, and MASN

Nationals agree to terms with international free agent Elvis Alvarado

The Washington Nationals have agreed to terms with 16-year-old outfielder Elvis Alvarado. President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo and Director of Latin American Operations Johnny DiPuglia made the joint announcement. Alvarado, a native of Sabaneta, Dominican Republic, is a 6-foot-4, 175-pound outfielder who throws right and bats right. “Elvis profiles as a corner outfielder,” DiPuglia said. “He’s got the potential to hit

Nationals players to read to youth at D.C. public libraries on Saturday

WHAT: To celebrate the DC Public Library’s 2015 Summer Reading program sponsored by the Washington Nationals, Drew Storen, Stephen Strasburg and Aaron Barrett will visit three DC public library locations on Saturday, July 18 to read to and interact with local youth enrolled in the three-month initiative. The 2015 Summer Reading Program, which runs through August, is the largest program in the District that addresses

Orioles designate left-hander Wesley Wright for assignment

The Orioles today announced that they have reinstated left-handed pitcher Wesley Wright from the 60-day disabled list and designated him for assignment. Wright, 30, was placed on the 15-day disabled list on April 11 with a left trapezius strain and was transferred to the 60-day DL on May 24. In two games with the Orioles this season, Wright went 0-0 with a 5.40 ERA (1.2IP,

Nationals reinstate right-hander Jordan Zimmermann, option left-hander Sammy Solis to Double-A Harrisburg

The Washington Nationals reinstated right-handed pitcher Jordan Zimmermann from the paternity list on Saturday, and optioned left-handed pitcher Sammy Solis to Double-A Harrisburg. Zimmermann will start at Baltimore on Saturday night. President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Zimmermann, 29, is 7-5 with a 3.05 ERA this season. The two-time All-Star has been particularly strong of late, allowing just one

Nationals recall Difo, reinstate Barrett; Span placed on 15-day DL, Zimmermann placed on paternity list

The Washington Nationals recalled infielder Wilmer Difo from Double-A Harrisburg, and returned from rehab and reinstated right-handed pitcher Aaron Barrett from the 15-day disabled list on Friday. Center fielder Denard Span was placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 7, with back tightness and right-handed pitcher Jordan Zimmermann was placed on the paternity list. President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo

Orioles to celebrate 20th anniversary of Cal Ripken, Jr.’s record-breaking consecutive game streak

The Orioles will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Cal Ripken, Jr.’s record-breaking 2,131st consecutive game on Tuesday, September 1, at the 7:05 p.m. ET game against the Tampa Bay Rays. The celebration will recognize the iconic moment when Ripken played his 2,131st consecutive game, passing New York Yankees legend Lou Gehrig, on September 6, 1995. Ripken will throw out the ceremonial first pitch as part

Orioles reinstate Nolan Reimold from paternity list, release Delmon Young

The Orioles today announced that they have reinstated outfielder Nolan Reimold from the paternity list. The team also announced the release of outfielder Delmon Young. Reimold, 31, was placed on the paternity list on July 6. In 17 games with the Orioles this season since having his contract selected from Triple-A Norfolk on June 9, he is batting .244/.340/.463 (10-41) with a double, triple, two

Orioles activate Reimold from paternity list, release Young

The Orioles today announced that they have reinstated outfielder Nolan Reimold from the paternity list. The team also announced the release of outfielder Delmon Young. Reimold, 31, was placed on the paternity list on July 6. In 17 games with the Orioles this season since having his contract selected from Triple-A Norfolk on June 9, he is batting .244/.340/.463 (10-41) with a double, triple, two

Nationals reinstate right-hander David Carpenter, option right-hander Taylor Hill to Triple-A

The Washington Nationals reinstated right-handed pitcher David Carpenter from the paternity list 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. Carpenter, 29, is 0-0 with a 1.50 ERA in eight games (6.0 IP) with the Nationals. Acquired from the New York Yankees on June 11, Carpenter is 0-1 with a

Orioles option Walker to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have optioned infielder Christian Walker to Triple-A Norfolk. Walker was recalled earlier today and started as the designated hitter in today’s game against the Minnesota Twins, going 1-for-2 with a walk. In seven career Major League games, he has batted .200/.273/.400 (4-20) with a double, home run, and an RBI.

Nationals recall Hill, option Jordan to Triple-A Syracuse

The Washington Nationals recalled right-handed pitcher Taylor Hill on Wednesday and optioned right-handed pitcher Taylor Jordan to Triple-A Syracuse. President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Hill, 26, returns to the Nationals for his third stint of the season. In six games at the Major League-level this season (12.0 IP), Hill is 0-0 with a 3.75 ERA. In four of

Orioles recall infielder Christian Walker from Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled infielder Christian Walker from Triple-A Norfolk. Walker, 24, batted .266/.321/.380 (81-305) with 25 extra-base hits and 28 RBI in 78 games with the Tides this season. He hit safely in 12 of his last 14 games with Norfolk, batting .328 (20-61) with five multi-hit games, three home runs, and seven RBI, as well as an 11-game hitting

Orioles option right-hander Kevin Gausman to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles tonight announced that they have optioned right-hander Kevin Gausman to Triple-A Norfolk. Gausman, 24, made his third start of the season for the Orioles tonight against the Minnesota Twins. In 11 games (three starts) with Baltimore this season, Gausman went 1-1 with a 5.00 ERA (27.0IP, 15ER).

Scherzer selected to NL All-Star team

Washington Nationals right-handed pitcher Max Scherzer was named to the 2015 National League All-Star team on Monday night. Scherzer joins right fielder Bryce Harper, who was announced Sunday as a fan-elected starter, as the Nationals’ selections to the National League squad. The 2015 AL and NL All-Star rosters were unveiled during the “Esurance All-Star Selection Show” on ESPN on Monday night. Scherzer, who has now

Orioles recall Flaherty from Triple-A Norfolk, place Reimold on paternity list

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled infielder Ryan Flaherty from Triple-A Norfolk and placed outfielder Nolan Reimold on the paternity list. Flaherty, 28, has hit .248/.328/.386 with six doubles, three triples, three home runs, and 20 RBI over 51 games, including 45 starts at second base, with the Orioles this season. Reimold, 31, batted .244/.340/.463 with two home runs and five RBI in

Nationals recall left-hander Sammy Solis, place right-hander David Carpenter on paternity list

The Washington Nationals recalled left-handed pitcher Sammy Solis from Double-A Harrisburg and placed right-handed pitcher David Carpenter on the paternity list. President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Solis, 26, returns to the Nationals for his second stint of the season. In five games out of the Nationals’ bullpen earlier this season, Solis was 1-0 with a 5.00 ERA in

Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper named NL All-Star Game starter

Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper was announced Sunday night as a starter in the 2015 Major League All-Star Game. Harper earned his selection to the National League team by garnering 13,964,950 fan votes, the most votes of any player ever to appear on the National League ballot and third-most votes for any player in MLB this season. Harper, 22, entered Sunday night’s game against

Nationals place Strasburg on DL, recall Jordan from Triple-A Syracuse

The Washington Nationals recalled right-handed pitcher Taylor Jordan from Triple-A Syracuse on Sunday and placed right-handed pitcher Stephen Strasburg on the 15-day disabled list with a left oblique strain. President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Jordan, 26, joins the Nationals for his third Major League assignment of the season. The right-hander was last recalled from Triple-A on May 24

Orioles activate Schoop from disabled list

The Orioles today announced that they have reinstated infielder Jonathan Schoop from the 60-Day Disabled List. Schoop, 23, was placed on the 15-day Disabled List on April 1 with a sprained right knee and was transferred to the 60-day Disabled List on June 16. He made nine rehabilitation appearances between Double-A Bowie and Class A-Advanced Frederick and hit .265/.286/.676 with two doubles, four home runs,

Orioles option infielder Ryan Flaherty to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have optioned infielder Ryan Flaherty to Triple-A Norfolk. Flaherty, 28, has hit .248/.328/.386 with six doubles, three triples, three home runs, and 20 RBI over 51 games, including 45 starts at second base, with the Orioles this season.

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

Following a month that featured his first career no-hitter and in the midst of one of the most dominant stretches in Major League history, Nationals right-handed pitcher Max Scherzer was named the National League Pitcher of the Month for June on Thursday. Major League Baseball made the announcement. Scherzer, 30, is the first Nationals (2005-present) pitcher ever to earn the honor in back-to-back months, as

Nationals agree to terms with two international free agents

The Washington Nationals have agreed to terms with two international free agents: outfielder Juan Soto and infielder Luis Aquino. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo and Director of Latin American Operations Johnny DiPuglia made the joint announcement. Soto, 16, is a 6-foot-2, 185-pound native of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. According to Baseball America, he is rated as the No. 13 prospect

Orioles recall right-hander Kevin Gausman, option right-hander Tyler Wilson to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have recalledr right-hander Kevin Gausman from Triple-A Norfolk and optioned right-hander Tyler Wilson to Triple-A Norfolk. Gausman, 24, has gone 1-0 with a 4.24 ERA (17.0IP, 8ER) in nine games (one start) with the Orioles this season. He has posted a 1.64 ERA (11.0IP, 2ER), while walking one and striking out nine over his last five Major League appearances.

O’s to auction off Fourth of July jerseys to benefit Orioles Charitable Foundation

In celebration of the Fourth of July holiday, all Orioles uniformed personnel will wear special patriotic jerseys and caps during Saturday’s 2:10 p.m. ET game at the Chicago White Sox. The uniform will include a Baltimore gray road jersey with a stars pattern within the twill and an American flag patch located on the right sleeve. The blue road caps will feature an American flag

Orioles recall right-hander Tyler Wilson from Triple-A Norfolk, designate outfielder Delmon Young for assignment

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled right-hander Tyler Wilson from Triple-A Norfolk and designated outfielder Delmon Young for assignment. Wilson, 25, made his major league debut on May 20 against the Seattle Mariners, tossing a scoreless inning in relief. He made his first career Major League start in Game 1 of a doubleheader on May 28 against the Chicago White Sox, allowing two

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