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Orioles’ statement on death of minor league infielder Ramon Ramirez

Orioles Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations Dan Duquette issued the following statement today on the death of Orioles minor league infielder Ramon Ramirez, who was killed in a motorcycle accident in the Dominican Republic on Saturday evening. “Our entire organization is deeply saddened by the sudden and tragic death of Ramon Ramirez. As a member of the Orioles organization, Ramon worked tirelessly to make

Orioles to host Sarasota SpringFest at Ed Smith Stadium on Feb. 20

The Orioles invite fans to celebrate the start of Spring Training at Sarasota SpringFest, a free, family-friendly event for fans of all ages on Saturday, February 20, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Ed Smith Stadium. Fans will have an opportunity to watch Orioles players practice on the back fields and enjoy games and interactive activities in the East Parking Lot, located next to

Orioles acquire outfielder Efren Navarro from Angels

The Orioles today announced that they have acquired outfielder Efren Navarro from the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for cash considerations. To make room on the 40-man roster, outfielder L.J. Hoes has been designated for assignment. Navarro, 29, hit .329/.380/.442 with 24 doubles, one triple, two home runs and 29 RBIs in 72 games with Triple-A Salt Lake in 2015. In 54 games with the

Orioles sign Chris Davis to seven-year contract

The Orioles today announced that they have signed free agent infielder Chris Davis to a seven-year contract. To make room on the 40-man roster, infielder/outfielder Joey Terdoslavich has been designated for assignment. Davis, 29, led Major League Baseball with 47 home runs last season, the fourth-highest single-season total in Orioles history. He finished third among Major Leaguers in RBI (117), seventh in slugging percentage (.562),

Legendary Billy Joel to return to Nationals Park for July 30 concert

The Washington Nationals and Live Nation Entertainment are proud to announce that by overwhelming demand, Legendary Musician Billy Joel will return to Washington, DC to perform at Nationals Park on Saturday, July 30, 2016. This performance will make Billy Joel the first artist in history to play Nationals Park in a record-setting third appearance. Tickets for the general public go on sale Friday, January 29

Orioles spring training tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. this Saturday, Jan. 23

Fans encouraged to use online, phone methods to purchase tickets Individual tickets for all 16 of the Orioles’ spring training games at Ed Smith Stadium will go on sale this Saturday, Jan. 23 at 10 a.m. ET. 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

Ed Smith Stadium named 2015 Field of the Year by the Sports Turf Managers Association

The Sports Turf Managers Association has announced that Ed Smith Stadium, the spring training home of the Orioles in Sarasota, Fla., has won the Field of the Year Award for professional baseball. Head groundskeeper of Florida operations Dan Thomas will accept the award this week at the 27th annual STMA Conference & Exhibition in San Diego, Calif. STMA’s Field of the Year Award, considered the

Orioles agree to one-year deals with six players, exchange arbitration figures with pair

The Orioles today announced that they have agreed to terms with right-handers Brad Brach, Miguel Gonzalez and Chris Tillman, infielders Manny Machado and Ryan Flaherty, and infielder/outfielder Mark Trumbo on one-year contracts, thus avoiding arbitration. Brach, 29, went 5-3 with a 2.72 ERA (24 ER/79.1 IP) and 89 strikeouts in 62 games, posting a 10.1 strikeouts per 9.0 innings ratio with the Orioles last

Orioles, Sarasota County schools launch Health and Fitness Challenge program

The Orioles and Sarasota County Schools invite the media to cover Opening Day for a new collaboration to encourage healthy lifestyles among middle school-aged children in Sarasota County. The Orioles Health & Fitness Challenge, which was developed in partnership with Health Fit Powered by Sarasota Memorial, will launch on Tuesday, January 19, to teach students about the importance of physical fitness, healthy eating, and tobacco-free

Nationals announce 2016 spring training broadcast schedule

Washington Nationals broadcast partners, the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN) and 106.7 The Fan, will broadcast a total of 14 Nationals Spring Training matchups. The Nationals’ 2016 Grapefruit League schedule features seven games televised by MASN and a combined 12 games airing on 106.7 The Fan and partner station CBS Sports Radio 1580 WJFK AM. Nationals 2016 Spring Training Broadcast Schedule * March 10 vs. Houston,

Orioles name minor league managers, coaches and staff

The Orioles today announced the coaching staffs for their eight minor league affiliates for the 2016 season. Ron Johnson returns for his fifth season as the manager at Triple-A Norfolk after guiding the Tides to the International League South Division title and earning International League Manager of the Year honors in 2015. The 2016 season will be Johnson’s 23rd as a minor league manager. He

Nationals host 2016 Racing Presidents auditions on Jan. 17

WHAT: Washington Nationals fans will have a chance to run for office when they try out to become one of the Racing Presidents on Sunday, January 17 at the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy. Candidates looking to fill the shoes of George, Tom, Abe, Teddy and Bill have been invited to the Youth Baseball Academy to perform a freestyle dance, run a 40-yard dash and

Nationals acquire outfielder Ben Revere from Blue Jays

The Washington Nationals acquired outfielder Ben Revere and a player to be named from the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday in exchange for right-handed pitcher Drew Storen and cash considerations. President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Revere, 27, joins the Nationals on the heels of his third consecutive season posting a .300 batting average or higher. The versatile outfielder

Nationals add Dan Jennings to front office staff

The Washington Nationals added Dan Jennings to their front office staff on Friday, hiring the former Major League executive and manager as a Special Assistant to President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo, who made the announcement. Jennings, who will focus on all facets of the Nationals’ scouting operations, comes to Washington on the heels of the unique experience of serving the Miami

Orioles claim infielder/outfielder Joey Terdoslavich off waivers from Braves

The Orioles today announced that they have claimed infielder/outfielder Joey Terdoslavich (pronounced ter-doss-lah-vitch) off waivers from the Atlanta Braves. Terdoslavich, 27, batted .281/.391/.452 (41-146) with 11 doubles, one triple, four home runs, and 24 RBI in 42 games with Triple-A Gwinnett in 2015, including a .326/.431/.558 (14-43) slash line against left-handed pitching. Over 28 games with Atlanta last season, he hit .214/.254/.375. In 604 career

Orioles name Mark Quinn as assistant major league hitting coach

The Orioles today announced that they have named Mark Quinn as Assistant Major League Hitting Coach. Quinn will replace Einar Diaz, who has assumed the role as Major League Coach and will assist in all aspects of Orioles coaching. Additionally, Dom Chiti (Bullpen Coach), Scott Coolbaugh (Hitting Coach), Bobby Dickerson (Third Base Coach), Wayne Kirby (First Base Coach), John Russell (Bench Coach), and Dave Wallace

Nationals agree to terms with infielder Stephen Drew

The Washington Nationals agreed to terms on a one-year contract with infielder Stephen Drew on Wednesday and designated right-handed pitcher Taylor Hill for assignment. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Drew, a veteran of 10 Major League seasons, will join the Nationals on the heels of a 2015 season in which he hit 17 home runs for the

Nationals agree to terms with infielder Daniel Murphy

The Washington Nationals agreed to terms with All-Star infielder Daniel Murphy on Wednesday, finalizing a three-year contract with the 2015 National League Championship Series Most Valuable Player. Right-handed pitcher Erik Davis was designated for assignment. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Murphy joins the Nationals after spending the first 10 years of his professional career in the New

Participating players announced for sixth annual OriolesREACH Birdland Golf Classic in Sarasota

Monday, February 22, the Orioles will hold the sixth annual OriolesREACH Birdland Golf Classic at The Founders Club to benefit the Miracle League of Manasota, an organization dedicated to providing an opportunity for everyone to play baseball, regardless of their ability. The classic will feature a silent auction and the chance to play a round with current and former Orioles players and coaches. Manager Buck

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