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Nationals recall Solis, place Belisle on disabled list

The Washington Nationals recalled left-handed pitcher Sammy Solis from Triple-A Syracuse on Wednesday and placed right-handed pitcher Matt Belisle on the 15-day disabled list with a right calf strain. President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Solis, 27, joins the Nationals for his first Major League assignment of the season. The highest-rated left-hander in Washington’s system (No. 17, per Baseball

Orioles launch Birdland Community Heroes program

New initiative celebrates community heroes from all walks of life The Orioles Birdland Community Heroes program honors and recognizes community heroes who inspire us through their spirited commitment to extend a hand in charity, service, hope and harmony. This recognition honors the heroism of members of our extended Orioles community from all walks of life, occupations, and diverse backgrounds living in our region, our country

Nationals recall catcher Pedro Severino, place catcher Wilson Ramos on the bereavement list

The Washington Nationals recalled catcher Pedro Severino from Triple-A Syracuse on Tuesday and placed catcher Wilson Ramos on the bereavement list. President of baseball operations and general manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Severino, 22, joins the Nationals for his first major league assignment of the season. A defensive standout behind the plate, Severino is currently hitting .244 in 13 games with Triple-A Syracuse. Severino

Orioles reinstate right-hander Kevin Gausman from disabled list, option infielder Ryan Flaherty to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have reinstated right-hander Kevin Gausman from the 15-day disabled list and optioned infielder Ryan Flaherty to Triple-A Norfolk. Gausman, 25, was placed on the 15-day disabled list on April 3 (retroactive to March 25) with a right shoulder strain. He made three rehab starts with high Single-A Frederick, Double-A Bowie and Triple-A Norfolk, striking out 19 over 11 innings.

Orioles claim right-hander David Hale off waivers from Colorado

The Orioles today announced that they have claimed right-hander David Hale off waivers from the Colorado Rockies. Hale has been optioned to Triple-A Norfolk. Hale, 28, pitched in two games for the Rockies this season and also made two starts for Triple-A Albuquerque, posting a 1.50 ERA (1 ER/6.0 IP) with the Isotopes. In 66 career major league appearances (20 starts), he has gone 10-10

Orioles encourage fans to “Vote Orange” and send O’s players to the 2016 MLB All-Star Game

The Orioles today announced that fans can begin voting to send Orioles players to the 2016 Major League Baseball All-Star Game in San Diego, Calif. This year, the Orioles are encouraging fans to vote early, vote often and “Vote Orange.” MLB All-Star Game balloting will once again take place exclusively online at orioles.com/voteorange. Fans can cast their votes for Orioles players up to 35 times

Orioles place Gallardo on 15-day DL, activate Matusz

The Orioles today announced that they have reinstated left-hander Brian Matusz from the 15-day disabled list and placed right-hander Yovani Gallardo on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder bicep tendinitis. Matusz, 29, was placed on the 15-day disabled list on April 3 (retroactive to March 25) with a left intercostal strain. He made five rehab appearances (one start) between Class A-Advanced Frederick and Double-A

Orioles to host Autism Awareness Night on April 29

Special ticket offer allows fans to support Autism Speaks In recognition of National Autism Awareness Month, the Orioles, OriolesREACH, and major league baseball are partnering with Autism Speaks to host Autism Awareness Night on Friday, April 29, when the Orioles host the Chicago White Sox at 7:05 p.m. ET. Discounted Upper Reserve tickets are available for purchase at www.orioles.com/autism, and $5 for every ticket sold

Nationals homestand highlights April 22-28

Washington Nationals Homestand Highlights vs. Minnesota Twins (April 22-24) & Philadelphia Phillies (April 26-28) The upcoming homestand includes complimentary tickets for military service members, a giveaway item featuring Racing President Teddy and a visit from a NASA astronaut. There will also be several fun family activities, including Kids Opening Day, Scout Day and a celebration of Screech’s birthday. As always, the Budweiser Terrace will feature

Nationals Patriotic Series & Military Branch Days return

Nationals to offer complimentary tickets to service members on Wednesday, April 27 to celebrate Military Appreciation Day The Washington Nationals will mark the return of the Patriotic Series presented by Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) when the team hosts Military Appreciation Day on Wednesday, April 27. To pay tribute to the men and women who serve in the U.S. military, the Nationals will offer complimentary

Bryce Harper named co-NL Player of the Week

Following a week in which he hit .346, notched the 100th home run of his career in grand fashion and tied a Nationals record for consecutive games with a homer, Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper was named the co-National League Player of the Week on Monday, along with Colorado third baseman Nolan Arenado. Major League Baseball made the announcement on MLB Network. Harper, who went 9-for-26

Orioles celebrate Jackie Robinson Day

In recognition of the 69th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball, the Orioles will honor Robinson’s legacy during tonight’s game against the Texas Rangers at 8:05 p.m. ET. All Orioles uniformed personnel will wear No. 42, Robinson’s retired number, joining all other Major League teams in honoring Robinson’s historic achievement. Each player’s game-worn No. 42 jersey will be authenticated,

Orioles announce Mother’s Day and Father’s Day Catch on the Field events for fans

Mother’s Day Catch on the Field tickets on sale this Friday at 11 a.m. The Orioles today announced that they will host a special Catch on the Field opportunity for parents and their children on both Mother’s Day and Father’s Day this season. The Mother’s Day Catch on the Field will take place on Sunday, May 8, prior to the 1:35 p.m. game against the

Tonight’s Rays-Orioles game postponed due to inclement weather

Tonight’s game between the Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays has been postponed due to inclement weather. An announcement regarding the makeup game will be made at a later date. Fans are encouraged to exchange their tickets for tomorrow’s game on Sunday, April 10, beginning at 1:35 p.m. ET when the Orioles host the Tampa Bay Rays for the second annual Kids’ Opening Day. The celebration

Nationals homestand highlights April 9-14

Washington Nationals Homestand Highlights vs. Miami Marlins (April 9-10) & Atlanta Braves (April 11-14) SATURDAY, APRIL 9 * Ryan Zimmerman Field dedication: On Saturday, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser, Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman, the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation and representatives from Under Armour will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate the brand new Ryan Zimmerman Field at Randall Recreation Center in Southwest D.C.

Orioles “Birdland Passport” program returns in 2016

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 affiliate ballparks, will return 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 is a

Orioles acquire left-hander Jayson Aquino from Cardinals

The Orioles today announced that they have acquired left-hander Jayson Aquino from the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for cash considerations. Aquino has been optioned to Double-A Bowie. Aquino, 23, went 5-11 with a 3.28 ERA (50 ER/137.1 IP) over a career-high 24 starts between Class A-Advanced Lynchburg (Cleveland), Class A-Advanced Dunedin (Toronto), and Class A-Advanced Bradenton (Pittsburgh) in 2015. His 3.28 ERA ranked 16th

Nationals recall outfielder Matt den Dekker

NATIONALS RECALL OF MATT DEN DEKKER, PLACE OF BEN REVERE ON 15-DAY DISABLED LIST The Washington Nationals recalled outfielder Matt den Dekker from Triple-A Syracuse on Wednesday and placed outfielder Ben Revere on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to April 5) with a right oblique strain. President of baseball operations and general manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. den Dekker, 28, joins the Nationals before

Nationals to host home opener on Thursday, April 7

WASHINGTON NATIONALS TO FACE MIAMI MARLINS IN 2016 HOME OPENER ON THURSDAY The Washington Nationals will celebrate opening day and the start of the 2016 season on Thursday, April 7 at 4:05 p.m. when the team hosts the Miami Marlins. THURSDAY, APRIL 7 OPENING DAY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Emceed by Emmy Award-winning sports broadcaster and CBS News special correspondent James Brown, the opening day pregame

Orioles finalize 25-man roster

The Orioles today announced several roster moves to finalize their 25-man roster. Three players have been placed on the 15-day disabled list: right-hander Kevin Gausman (retroactive to March 25 - right shoulder strain), left-hander Brian Matusz (retroactive to March 25 - left intercostal strain), and infielder Jimmy Paredes (retroactive to March 25 - left wrist sprain). Additionally, outfielder Xavier Avery has been reassigned to minor

Nationals announce 25-man opening day roster

The Washington Nationals announced their 2016 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. Two players who joined Nationals’ Spring Training as non-roster invitees made the club: RHP Matt Belisle and OF

Orioles make eight roster moves

The Orioles today announced that they have reassigned right-handers Pedro Beato and Todd Redmond, outfielder L.J. Hoes, and infielders Paul Janish and Steve Tolleson to minor league camp, and have optioned catcher Francisco Pena to Triple-A Norfolk. Additionally, left-hander Zach Phillips and right-hander Chaz Roe have cleared waivers and have been outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk. With these moves, the Orioles now have 28 players on

Orioles release right-hander Miguel Gonzalez

The Orioles today announced that right-hander Miguel Gonzalez has cleared waivers and has been given his unconditional release. With this move, the Orioles now have 37 players at major league spring training, including six non-roster invitees. Gonzalez, 31, went 9-12 with a 4.91 ERA (79 earned runs in 144 2/3 innings) in 26 starts for the Orioles in 2015. In his career with the Orioles,

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