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Orioles announce 2016 spring training opening day plans

The Orioles have announced plans for opening day of the 2016 spring training season on Wednesday, March 2, when the Orioles host the Atlanta Braves at 1:05 p.m. at Ed Smith Stadium. All fans in attendance will receive a 2016 spring training schedule magnet, courtesy of Visit Sarasota County. Additionally, the first 1,000 female fans in attendance will receive a bird of paradise flower, courtesy

Orioles sign right-hander Yovani Gallardo to two-year contract with a club option for 2018

The Orioles today announced that they have signed right-hander Yovani Gallardo (pronounced yoh-VAH-nee giy-YAHR-doh) to a two-year contract with a club option for 2018. To make room on the 40-man roster, outfielder Efren Navarro has been designated for assignment. Gallardo, 29, went 13-11 with a 3.42 ERA (70 earned runs in 184 1/3 innings pitched) in 33 starts with the Texas Rangers in 2015. The

CBS Radio’s 105.7 The Fan to broadcast 12 Orioles spring training games

The Orioles and CBS Radio’s 105.7 The Fan (WJZ-FM), the flagship station of the Orioles Radio Network, have announced that 12 Orioles Spring Training games will be broadcast in 2016. The schedule begins with the home opener against the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday, March 2, at 1:05 p.m. ET, and includes six additional home games in Sarasota. Three of the 12 broadcasts will feature 30-minute

Orioles, Major League Baseball team up for eighth annual Honorary Batgirl Contest

The Orioles are proud to support Major League Baseball in the eighth annual Honorary Bat Girl Contest designed to celebrate the stories of fans who are “going to bat against breast cancer.” The club invites Orioles fans to join in spreading awareness and support for the breast cancer cause by voting in the contest to determine who will be this year’s Honorary Bat Girl for

Brady Ballard named general manager of The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches

The Houston Astros and Washington Nationals today announced that Brady Ballard has been named General Manager of The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, the future, state-of-the-art Spring Training home of the two clubs which is scheduled to open in 2017. Ballard will be a critical resource in the construction and opening of the brand new Spring Training facility that will be operated as a joint

Sarasota County analysis: Orioles’ annual economic impact is $81 million

An economic impact analysis by Sarasota County Government has concluded that the Orioles’ corporate presence through Spring Training and year-round baseball activities, as well as the club’s promotion of entertainment and tourism, generated approximately $81 million in the Greater Sarasota community in the past year. The figure far exceeds the $40- to $50-million estimate reported by the State of Florida in a 2009 analysis of

Mark Zuckerman joins MASNsports.com as Nationals beat writer

Veteran Washington, D.C., baseball journalist Mark Zuckerman has joined MASNsports.com as the site’s Washington Nationals beat writer. He will be responsible for day-to-day coverage of the Nationals, beginning this week at spring training in Viera, Fla., and will appear regularly on MASN programming. “We’re excited to add Mark to our staff as our Nationals beat writer,” said Jim Cuddihy, MASN’s executive vice president for marketing,

Nationals announce 2016 non-roster invitees

Pitchers and Catchers to report to Viera, Fla. by February 18 The Washington Nationals have agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Bronson Arroyo, left-handed pitcher Sean Burnett, right-handed pitcher Paolo Espino, left-handed pitcher Aaron Laffey, right-handed pitcher Nick Masset, catcher Jhonatan Solano, infielder Brendan Ryan, infielder Scott Sizemore, outfielder Chris Heisey, outfielder Reed Johnson and outfielder Logan Schafer on minor league contracts with invitations to

Orioles hire Joe McIlvaine as senior advisor for player personnel

Joe McIlvaine has returned to the Orioles as Senior Advisor, Player Personnel. He will advise the executive team at the Major League level and on scouting, with a strong focus on this year’s draft. McIlvaine was the New York Mets Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations from July 1993 thru July 1997. He was the Executive Vice President, Baseball Operations & General Manager of the

Nationals announce 2016 promotional schedule

Following the reveal of select Nationals 2016 promotional items on the team’s Twitter account (@nationals), the full 2016 promotional calendar is now available online at nationals.com/promotions. “We seek to enhance the excitement on the field by creating an equally engaging experience in the ballpark, and a big part of that is our promotional giveaways,” said Valerie Camillo, chief revenue and marketing officer for the Nationals.

Orioles announce 2016 promotions and special events

Kids Run the Bases expands to include every Sunday home game The Orioles today released their 2016 promotional schedule highlighted by several new items, including an Orioles batting practice pullover, a Manny Machado garden gnome, an Orioles 1966 replica jersey to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the club’s first World Series title, special Mother’s Day and Father’s Day-themed giveaways, and two Orioles bobbleheads, as well

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 19. Fans are invited to watch the team’s workouts on the back fields at the complex each day through February 29. There is no charge to attend, and free parking is available in the East Lot off of 12th Street and Tuttle Avenue.

Orioles announce spring training non-roster invitees

The Orioles today announced that they have invited 17 non-roster players to major league spring training in Sarasota, Fla. The list includes four left-handed pitchers, three right-handed pitchers, three catchers, four infielders and three outfielders. A complete list of the Orioles’ non-roster invitees for 2016 spring training is below: PITCHERS (7) RHP Pedro BeatoLHP Jeff BeliveauLHP Cesar CabralRHP Hunter HarveyLHP Andy OliverRHP Todd RedmondLHP Ashur

Orioles head groundskeeper Nicole McFadyen to receive Mary Pickersgill Award

The Star-Spangled Banner Flag House has named Orioles Head Groundskeeper Nicole McFadyen the 2016 recipient of the Mary Pickersgill Award for Women’s Leadership in Business. McFadyen will accept the award on Thursday, March 10, in a ceremony at the Flag House, 844 E. Pratt St. The Mary Pickersgill Award, established in 2012, is awarded annually to honor a woman who demonstrates leadership in her community,

Orioles agree to terms with left-hander Zach Britton on a 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, 28, went 4-1 with a 1.92 ERA (14 earned runs in 65 2/3 innings pitched) and ranked tied for third in the American League with 36 saves. Since the beginning of the 2014 season, Britton is tied for second among American League relievers

Orioles agree to one-year contract with left-hander Brian Matusz

The Orioles today announced that they have agreed to terms with left-hander Brian Matusz on a one-year contract, thus avoiding arbitration. Matusz, 28, posted a 2.94 ERA (16 ER/49.0 IP) with 56 strikeouts for a career-high 10.29 strikeouts per 9.0 innings ratio in 2015. Over 272 Major League games (68 starts) in seven seasons, Matusz has gone 27-41 with a 4.76 ERA (275 ER/519.2 IP)

Orioles announce 2016 spring training promotions and special events schedule

The Orioles today announced their 2016 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 2, all fans will receive a Spring Training schedule magnet, presented by Visit Sarasota County, as the Orioles celebrate their Spring Training Opening Day and the start of their seventh season at Ed Smith

Orioles acquired right-hander Odrisamer Despaigne from San Diego

The Orioles today announced that they have acquired right-hander Odrisamer Despaigne (pronounced oh-DREE-sah-mer deh-SPAWN-yay) from the San Diego Padres in exchange for minor league right-hander Jean Cosme. To make room on the 40-man roster, left-hander C.J. Riefenhauser has been designated for assignment. Despaigne, 28, went 5-9 with a 5.80 ERA (81 earned runs in 125.2 innings pitched) over 34 games (18 starts) with the Padres

Orioles to hold tryouts for ballgirls and ballboys on March 5

The Orioles have announced they will conduct an open tryout to find ballgirls and ballboys for the 2016 season at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Saturday, March 5. The judges will include members of the Orioles’ front office, as well as CBS Radio personalities Rob Long, Greg Carpenter and Regan Warfield. Outgoing and athletic men and women ages 18 and older who are interested

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