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Orioles make six roster moves

The Orioles today announced that they have reinstated right-hander Vance Worley and catcher Caleb Joseph from the 15-day disabled list, selected the contract of right-hander Chaz Roe from Triple-A Norfolk, optioned right-hander Oliver Drake and catcher Francisco Pena to Triple-A Norfolk, and placed left-hander T.J McFarland on the 15-day disabled list with left knee inflammation (retroactive to June 29). Worley, 28, was placed on the

Orioles recall left-hander McFarland from Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled LHP T.J. McFARLAND from Triple-A Norfolk. McFarland, 27, went 1-1 with a 3.00 ERA (7 ER/21.0 IP) over five games (four starts) with Triple-A Norfolk this season. In 14 games with the Orioles this season, McFarland has gone 2-2 with a 4.70 ERA (12 ER/23.0 IP). Over 119 career Major League games (two starts), he has gone

Nationals select contract of right-hander Lucas Giolito

The Washington Nationals selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Lucas Giolito from Double-A Harrisburg on Tuesday and optioned right-hander Rafael Martin to Triple-A Syracuse. Additionally, right-handed pitcher Taylor Jordan was granted his release. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. Arguably the top pitching prospect in the game, Giolito joins the Nationals for the first Major League assignment of

Nationals recall right-hander Rafael Martin

The Nationals recalled right-handed pitcher Rafael Martin from Triple-A Syracuse on Monday, adding him to the active roster in the space that was vacated when right-hander Stephen Strasburg was placed on the 15-day disabled list with an upper back strain (retroactive to June 16) on Sunday, June 26. Nationals president of baseball operations and general manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Martin, 32, joins the

Orioles option LHP Ashur Tolliver to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have optioned LHP Ashur Tolliver to Triple-A Norfolk following this afternoon’s game. Tolliver, 28, went 1-0 with a 5.79 ERA (3 ER/4.2 IP) and five strikeouts in five games with the Orioles this season. He earned his first career Major League win on June 24 vs. Tampa Bay, tossing 0.2 scoreless inning.

Orioles recall left-hander T.J. McFarland as 26th player for 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 today’s doubleheader. McFarland, 27, went 1-1 with a 3.00 ERA (7 ER/21.0 IP) over five games (four starts) with Triple-A Norfolk this season. In 13 games with the Orioles this season, McFarland has gone 1-2 with a 5.14 ERA (12 ER/21.0 IP). Over 118 career major

Orioles recall Tolliver from Triple-A Norfolk, place Duensing on DL

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled left-hander Ashur Tolliver from Triple-A Norfolk and placed left-hander Brian Duensing on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to June 20) with left elbow inflammation. Tolliver, 28, pitched to a 2.70 ERA (2 ER/6.2 IP) in five games with the Tides this season. Over 23 minor league games this season between Triple-A Norfolk and Double-A Bowie, Tolliver went

Gulf Coast League Orioles open season Friday in Sarasota

The Orioles’ Gulf Coast League (GCL) team will play its first home game of the 2016 season at the Ed Smith Stadium complex on Friday, June 24, at 12:00 p.m. against the GCL Rays. The GCL, which includes 17 teams, gives recently drafted or signed players their first experience in professional baseball. The Orioles are scheduled to play 30 GCL home games between June 24

Orioles recall right-hander Oliver Drake from Triple-A Norfolk, outright infielder Paul Janish to Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled right-hander Oliver Drake from Triple-A Norfolk and outrighted infielder Paul Janish to Triple-A Norfolk. Drake, 29, pitched to a 2.02 ERA (6 ER/26.2 IP) with 10 saves over 27 games with Triple-A Norfolk this season. He did not surrender an earned run over his last 14 games with the Tides (14.0 IP), totaling 25 strikeouts in that

Nats agree to terms with 23 selections from First-Year Player Draft

The Washington Nationals have agreed to terms with 23 players from the 2016 First-Year Player Draft, including their first pick (No. 28 overall), shortstop Carter Kieboom. Nationals President of Baseball Operations & General Manager Mike Rizzo and Assistant General Manager & Vice President of Scouting Operations Kris Kline made the joint announcement. Kieboom, 18, will begin his professional career in Viera, Fla., playing for the

Orioles make three roster moves

The Orioles today announced that they have reinstated right-hander Yovani Gallardo and infielder J.J. Hardy from the 15-day disabled list and optioned left-hander T.J. McFarland to Triple-A Norfolk. Gallardo, 30, was placed on the 15-day disabled list on April 23 with right shoulder bicep tendinitis. He made three rehabilitation starts between Class A-Advanced Frederick and Triple-A Norfolk, going 1-0 with a 4.85 ERA (7 ER/13.0

Orioles option Mike Wright to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles tonight announced that they have optioned right-hander Mike Wright to Triple-A Norfolk. Wright, 26, went 3-4 with a 6.12 ERA (44 ER/64.2 IP) over 13 games (12 starts) with the Orioles this season. He started tonight’s game vs. Toronto, suffering the loss after surrendering eight earned runs on six hits over 3.2 innings. In 25 career Major League games (21 starts), Wright went

Orioles agree to terms with first-round draft selection Cody Sedlock

The Orioles today announced that they have agreed to terms with their first-round selection of the 2016 First-Year Player Draft, right-hander Cody Sedlock, from the University of Illinois. Sedlock was selected with the 27th overall pick in the first round of the 2016 First-Year Player Draft. Sedlock, 20, went 10-6 with a 2.96 ERA (54 ER/164.1 IP) and 175 strikeouts in 47 games (19 starts)

Chris Davis named race ambassador for Casey Cares Foundation 5K run/walk at Oriole Park

Orioles first baseman Chris Davis will serve as race ambassador for the seventh annual Casey Cares 5K Run/Walk at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Saturday, August 6, as the Orioles and OriolesREACH once again partner with the Casey Cares Foundation to host the race. “We thank the Orioles for again serving as an integral partner of Casey Cares this season,” Casey Baynes, the Executive

Orioles partner with Catholic Relief Services to host the “10,000 Meal Challenge” to fight hunger

The Orioles today announced a new partnership with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Helping Hands, a volunteer meal-packaging program, to host the 10,000 Meal Challenge - a fundraising effort aimed at sending 10,000 meals to the women and children of Burkina Faso, West Africa. The Orioles and CRS Helping Hands will host a meal-packaging event at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Saturday, August 20, from

Orioles recall Despaigne from Triple-A, place Worley on DL

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled right-hander Odrisamer Despaigne (pronounced oh-DREE-sah-mer deh-SPAWN-yay) from Triple-A Norfolk and placed right-hander Vance Worley on the 15-day disabled list with a right groin strain (retroactive to June 13). Despaigne, 29, pitched to a 3.59 ERA (25 ER/62.2 IP) with 53 strikeouts over 12 starts with the Tides this season. In six starts since May 20, he posted

Nationals activate Belisle, place Papelbon on DL

The Washington Nationals returned from rehab and reinstated right-handed pitcher Matt Belisle on Tuesday, and placed right-handed pitcher Jonathan Papelbon on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to June 13) with a right intercostal strain. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Belisle, 36, rejoins the Nationals after missing 45 games with a right calf strain. A right-handed reliever, Belisle

Dream Gala nets more than $400,000 for Nationals Dream Foundation

Saturday night at the Marriott Marquis Washington, D.C., the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation highlighted its community contributions at the 11th annual Dream Gala. As the primary fundraiser for the Dream Foundation, the 2016 Dream Gala netted more than $400,000 for the Foundation’s initiatives focused on academics, the arts, nutrition, and sports for children and teens in the Washington, D.C. region. The Dream Gala featured a

Nationals conclude 2016 First-Year Player Draft

The Washington Nationals concluded Major League Baseball’s 2016 First-Year Player Draft by selecting 30 players on Saturday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations & General Manager Mike Rizzo and Assistant General Manager & Vice President of Scouting Operations Kris Kline made the joint announcement. Over three days of the Draft, the Nationals selected a total of 41 players: 12 right-handed pitchers, eight left-handed pitchers, six outfielders,

Orioles complete 2016 draft with 30 selections

The Orioles made 30 selections on Day Three of the 2016 First-Year Player Draft today, completing rounds 11-40. This year, the Orioles selected 41 players overall, 27 pitchers and 14 position players, with 31 of the selections being college athletes. The Orioles selected 15 right-handed pitchers, 12 left-handed pitchers, nine infielders, and five outfielders.

Nationals select eight players on second day of First-Year Player Draft

The Washington Nationals selected eight players on the second day of Major League Baseball’s 2016 First-Year Player Draft. Nationals President of Baseball Operations & General Manager Mike Rizzo and Assistant General Manager & Vice President of Scouting Operations Kris Kline made the joint announcement. The Nationals kicked off Friday’s action by selecting prep left-handed pitcher Jesus Luzardo out of Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland,

Orioles select right-hander Cody Sedlock in first round of 2016 First-Year Player Draft

The Orioles tonight selected right-hander Cody Sedlock from the University of Illinois with their first selection as the 27th overall pick of the 2016 First-Year Player Draft. The Orioles also selected left-hander Keegan Akin at No. 54 overall from Western Michigan University and right-hander Matthias Dietz at No. 69 overall from John A. Logan College (IL). Sedlock, 20, went 10-6 with a 2.96 ERA (54

Nationals select third baseman Sheldon Neuse 58th overall in 2016 First-Year Player Draft

The Washington Nationals selected third baseman Sheldon Neuse out of the University of Oklahoma with the 58th-overall selection in the 2016 First-Year Player Draft. Nationals president of baseball operations and general manager Mike Rizzo and assistant general manager & vice president of scouting operations Kris Kline made the joint announcement. A 6-foot, 195-pound junior, Neuse hit .369 (73-for-198) with 15 doubles, five triples, 10 home

Nationals select shortstop Carter Keiboom and right-hander Dane Dunning with first two selections in 2016 First-Year Player Draft

The Washington Nationals selected prep shortstop Carter Kieboom out of Walton (GA) High School with the 28th-overall pick in the 2016 First-Year Player Draft and followed that selection with collegiate right-handed pitcher Dane Dunning out of the University of Florida with the 29th-overall selection. Nationals president of baseball operations and general manager Mike Rizzo and assistant general manager & vice president of scouting operations Kris

Orioles fans can have the experience of a lifetime during Dream Week 2017

Orioles fans will be able to enjoy a week filled with once-in-a-lifetime opportunities at the team’s 2017 Dream Week, open to adults, regardless of ability. Fans will have the opportunity to play at the Orioles’ two-site complex in Sarasota, Fla. (Buck O’Neil Baseball Complex and Ed Smith Stadium) from January 22-28, 2017. Dream Week offers participants the full major league treatment -- playing daily doubleheader

Orioles name Patrick Di Gregory director of professional scouting and special projects

The Baltimore Orioles have named Patrick Di Gregory as director of professional scouting and special projects, where he will oversee professional scouting operations and complete special baseball operations projects. This marks Di Gregory’s fifth season working in professional baseball and his fourth season with the Orioles. He served as coordinator of baseball operations for parts of three seasons (2014-2016) and joined the organization’s baseball operations

Nationals reinstate first baseman Ryan Zimmerman

The Nationals reinstated first baseman Ryan Zimmerman from the Paternity List on Monday and optioned infielder Trea Turner to Triple-A Syracuse. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Zimmerman, 31, was hitting .250 with a .312 on-base percentage and a .451 slugging percentage when he went on the Paternity List on June 3. The first baseman has collected 11

Orioles place O’Day on DL, recall Wright from Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled right-hander Mike Wright from Triple-A Norfolk and placed right-hander Darren O’Day on the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain. Wright, 26, has gone 2-3 with a 5.88 ERA (32 ER/49.0 IP) and 36 strikeouts over 10 games (nine starts) for the Orioles this season. In 22 career Major League games (18 starts), he has gone

Nationals recall Trea Turner, place Ryan Zimmerman on paternity list

The Nationals recalled infielder Trea Turner from Triple-A Syracuse on Friday and placed first baseman Ryan Zimmerman on the Paternity List. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Turner, 22, joins the Nationals for his first Major League assignment of the season. The Nationals’ No. 2 prospect, according to Baseball America, and the No. 9 prospect in all of

Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy named NL Player of the Month

After setting a franchise record for hits in a calendar month and leading the Major Leagues in batting average, Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy was named the National League Player of the Month for May on Thursday. Major League Baseball made the announcement. Murphy ended the month of May leading Major League Baseball in batting average (.397), hits (77), and multi-hit games (26). In May Continue reading ....

Orioles recall McFarland, option Tolliver to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled left-hander T.J. McFarland from Triple-A Norfolk and optioned left-hander Ashur Tolliver to Triple-A Norfolk. McFarland, 26, went 1-1 with a 1.69 ERA (3 ER/16.0 IP) in four appearances (three starts) with the Tides after being optioned to Triple-A Norfolk on May 7. McFarland made the Orioles Opening Day roster and has gone 0-1 with a 4.73 ERA

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