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Orioles place Caleb Joseph on DL, recall Francisco Pena

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled catcher Francisco Pena from Triple-A Norfolk and placed catcher Caleb Joseph on the 15-day disabled list with a testicular injury suffered in the May 30 game vs. Boston. Peña, 26, batted .200/.241/.250 (16-for-80) with two doubles, a triple, and six RBI in 24 games with Triple-A Norfolk this season. He hit safely in five of his last

Orioles recall catcher Francisco Pena from Triple-A Norfolk, place catcher Caleb Joseph on 15-day disabled list

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled catcher Francisco Pena from Triple-A Norfolk and placed catcher Caleb Joseph on the 15-day disabled list with a testicular injury suffered in the May 30 game vs. Boston. Peña, 26, batted .200/.241/.250 (16-for-80) with two doubles, a triple, and six RBI in 24 games with Triple-A Norfolk this season. He hit safely in five of his last

Orioles select contract of LHP Ashur Tolliver from Double-A Bowie

The Orioles today announced that they have selected the contract of left-handed pitcher Ashur Tolliver from Double-A Bowie. Tolliver, 28, went 1-1 with a 2.42 ERA (7 ER/26.0 IP), two saves, and 25 strikeouts in 18 games with the Baysox this season, including holding left-handed hitters to a .212 batting average (7-for-33). Originally selected by the Orioles in the fifth round of the 2009 First-Year Continue reading ....

Orioles acquire right-hander Brandon Barker and left-hander Trevor Belicek from Braves in exchange for lefty Brian Matusz

The Orioles tonight announced that they have acquired minor leaguers right-hander Brandon Barker and left-hander Trevor Belicek from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for left-hander Brian Matusz and a Competitive Balance Round B pick (76th overall) in the 2016 First-Year Player Draft. Barker, 23, went 3-2 with a 2.00 ERA (10 ER/45.0 IP) and 40 strikeouts in nine games (eight starts) with Double-A Mississippi this

Nationals exercise option on president of baseball operations & GM Mike Rizzo

Washington Nationals managing principal owner Theodore N. Lerner announced Saturday that the team has picked up president of baseball operations and general manager Mike Rizzo’s contract option, keeping him with the club through the 2018 season. The Nationals exercised the option before the June 15th deadline, according to plan. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. “We are pleased with the job Mike has done

Nationals to recognize 2016 Honorary Bat Girl contest winner

Major League Baseball announced the winners of the 2016 Honorary Bat Girl contest last week, which recognizes baseball fans who have been affected by breast cancer and who demonstrate a commitment to supporting the fight against the disease. The Honorary Bat Girl for the Washington Nationals is Corinne Irwin of Washington, D.C. She will be recognized on NatsHD and will be announcing play ball before

Orioles infielder Manny Machado to host BaseBOWL Tournament benefiting Baltimore City Department of Parks and Recreation

Orioles infielder Manny Machado will host his third annual Manny Machado BaseBOWL Tournament, a celebrity charity event to support Baltimore City’s Department of Recreation and Parks onSunday, May 15. The sold-out event will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Mustang Alleys Bar, Bowling and Bistro, located at 1300 Bank Street in Baltimore. Nearly all of Machado’s teammates are expected to attend including

Orioles-Rays to play split-admission doubleheader on June 25

The postponed game between the Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday, April 9, has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 25, at 1:05 p.m. ET as part of a split-admission doubleheader. The second game of the doubleheader, originally scheduled for 4:05 p.m., will now begin at 7:05 p.m. Separate admission is required for each game. Both games will be broadcast live on MASN and the

Nationals agree to contract extension with RHP Stephen Strasburg

The Washington Nationals agreed to a seven-year contract extension with right-handed pitcher Stephen Strasburg on Tuesday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. One of the premier starting pitchers in the Major Leagues, Strasburg will remain under contract with the only professional organization he has ever known through the 2023 season. The No. 1 overall selection in the 2009

Father’s Day catch on the field tickets on sale Tuesday at 11 a.m.

The Orioles today announced that tickets for the Father’s Day Catch on the Field opportunity for parents and their children will go on sale this Tuesday, May 10, at 11:00 a.m. ET. The Father’s Day Catch on the Field will be held on Sunday, June 19, prior to the 1:35 p.m. game against the Toronto Blue Jays. Fans may purchase one of two ticket packages

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band returning to Nationals Park on Sept. 1

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band bring The River Tour (#TheRiverTour) back to U.S. shores this summer. Eight newly announced shows start Aug. 23 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., and continue through Sept. 14 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. The River Tour will come to Nationals Park on Thursday, Sept. 1. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, May 13 at

Orioles to celebrate 50th anniversary of 1966 World Series on July 8

The Orioles today announced plans for a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the 1966 World Series victory. To commemorate the 50th anniversary, the Orioles will wear 1966 replica throwback uniforms and will welcome back members of the 1966 World Series team on Friday, July 8, during a pregame ceremony when the Orioles host the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Oriole Park at 7:05

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

The Orioles tonight 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 Oakland Athletics, but did not appear in the game.

Orioles recall left-hander T.J. McFarland as 26th player for Game 2 of Saturday’s doubleheader

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled left-hander T.J. McFarland from Triple-A Norfolk as the 26th player for Game 2 of today’s doubleheader. McFarland, 26, was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk earlier today. He has gone 0-1 with a 4.73 ERA (7 ER/13.1 IP) over eight games with the Orioles this season, including five scoreless outings. In 113 career major league games (two starts) he

Orioles select contract of infielder Paul Janish from Triple-A Norfolk, option left-hander T.J. McFarland to Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have selected the contract of infielder Paul Janish from Triple-A Norfolk and optioned left-hander T.J. McFarland to Triple-A Norfolk. To make room on the 40-man roster, right-hander Scott McGough has been designated for assignment. Janish, 33, batted .329/.364/.356 with two doubles, two RBI, and eight runs scored in 21 games with Triple-A Norfolk this season. He ranks seventh in

Tonight’s A’s-O’s game rescheduled for Saturday at 1:05 p.m.

Tonight’s game between the Orioles and Oakland Athletics has been postponed due to inclement weather and has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 7, at 1:05 p.m. ET as part of a split-admission doubleheader. The second game of the doubleheader will begin as scheduled at 7:05 p.m. Separate admission is required for each game. Both games will be broadcast live on MASN2 and the Orioles Radio

Two Northbound I-95 lanes temporarily closed this weekend

Fans heading to Orioles games against the Oakland Athletics on Saturday and Sunday should be aware that the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) has announced that two lanes of northbound I-95 near MD 100 in Howard County will be temporarily closed, effective Friday, May 6, beginning at 10:00 p.m. until approximately noon on Sunday, May 8. All motorists on northbound I-95 are

Nationals reinstate OF Ben Revere

The Washington Nationals returned from rehab and reinstated outfielder Ben Revere from the 15-day disabled list on Friday and optioned outfielder Matt den Dekker to Triple-A Syracuse. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Revere, 28, returns to the Nationals after missing 27 games with a right oblique strain suffered on Opening Day in Atlanta. The speedy outfielder registered

Orioles announce Birdland Community Heroes for May 6-8

The Orioles today announced the Birdland Community Heroes for the weekend series against the Oakland Athletics from May 6-8. This new initiative honors Birdland Community Heroes who have inspired others through their spirited commitment to extend a hand in charity, service, hope, and harmony. Each of the honorees will be featured during an in-game ceremony at the conclusion of the fifth inning. On Friday, May

Orioles recall infielder Ryan Flaherty from Triple-A Norfolk; place infielder J.J. Hardy on disabled list

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled infielder Ryan Flaherty from Triple-A Norfolk and placed infielder J.J. Hardy on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to May 2) with a left foot fracture. Flaherty, 29, has batted .200/.273/.200 in four games with the Orioles this season. Over five games with Triple-A Norfolk this season, Flaherty hit .421/.500/.474 with a double, an RBI, three runs scored

Machado named AL Player of the Month

Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado has been voted the Budweiser Presents American League Player of the Month for April. Budweiser, the official beer sponsor of Major League Baseball and sponsor of 25 of 30 clubs, is also the presenting sponsor of the National League Player of the Month Award. Machado batted .344 (33-for-96) with 20 runs scored, 10 doubles, seven home runs and 16

Harper named NL Player of the Month

Beginning the encore to his MVP season with a superb opening month of 2016, Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper was named the National League Player of the Month for April on Monday. Major League Baseball made the announcement on MLB Network. Harper, 23, hit .286 with a .406 on-base percentage and a .714 slugging percentage (best in MLB) in 23 April games. In that period,

2016 Honorary Bat Girl contest winner to be recognized on May 8

Major League Baseball announced the 30 winners of the 2016 Honorary Bat Girl Contest which recognizes baseball fans who have been affected by breast cancer and demonstrate a commitment to eradicating the disease. The winner of the Honorary Bat Girl Contest for the Orioles is CRYSTAL SILINS, who will be recognized in a pregame ceremony at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Sunday, May 8,

Nationals activate catcher Wilson Ramos

The Washington Nationals activated catcher Wilson Ramos from the bereavement list on Sunday and optioned catcher Pedro Severino to Triple-A Syracuse. President of baseball operations and general manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Ramos hit .316 (18-for-57) with four doubles, two home runs, eight RBI and four runs scored in 15 games prior to being placed on the bereavement list. He returns to the team

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