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Orioles acquire OF Michael Bourn from the Arizona Diamondbacks

The Orioles tonight announced that they have acquired OF Michael Bourn from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for minor league OF Jason Heinrich. To make room on the 40-man roster, OF Joey Rickard was transferred to the 60-day disabled list. Bourn, 33, has batted .261/.307/.362 (86-for-329) with 12 doubles, six triples, three home runs, 43 runs scored, 30 RBI, and 13 stolen bases in 89

Orioles acquire LHP Kyle Lobstein from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for LHP Zach Phillips

The Orioles today announced that they have acquired LHP Kyle Lobstein from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for LHP Zach Phillips. To make room on the 40-man roster, LHP Ashur Tolliver has been designated for assignment. Lobstein, 27, has gone 2-0 with a 3.96 ERA (11 ER/25.0 IP) over 14 games with the Pirates this season, holding left-handed hitters to a .083/.241/.083 (2-for-24) slash line.

MASN announces 2016 college football schedule

MASN, the region’s leader in live sports entertainment, has announced its NCAA college football schedule for the 2016 season. Utilizing both MASN and MASN2, the network will broadcast 29 games featuring six conferences, including some of the most prolific football programs in the nation. Fans from Harrisburg, Pa., to Charlotte, N.C., will again enjoy maximum access to games featuring conference action from the Big 12,

Nationals recall outfielder Michael A. Taylor from Triple-A Syracuse

The Washington Nationals recalled outfielder Michael A. Taylor and optioned right-handed pitcher Lucas Giolito to Triple-A Syracuse on Monday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Taylor, 25, returns to the Nationals after 30 games with Triple-A Syracuse. The speedy outfielder has hit .205 in the Minor Leagues this season (31 games) with five doubles, one triple, one home

Orioles make four roster moves

The Orioles today announced that they have signed RHP Tommy Hunter to a major league contract, recalled RHP Oliver Drake from Triple-A Norfolk, and designated LHP T.J. McFarland and OF Julio Borbon for assignment. Hunter, 30, went 2-2 with a 3.74 ERA (9 ER/21.2 IP) over 21 games with the Cleveland Indians this season. In parts of five seasons with the Orioles from 2011-15, Hunter

Nationals recall right-hander Lucas Giolito

The Washington Nationals recalled right-handed pitcher Lucas Giolito on Sunday and optioned infielder Wilmer Difo to Double-A Harrisburg. Giolito will start Sunday’s game against the Colorado Rockies. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Giolito, 22, returns to the Nationals to start the fourth Major League game of his career. Making his Major League debut on June 28 against

Orioles select contract of outfielder Julio Borbon from Double-A Bowie

The Orioles today announced that they have selected the contract of outfielder Julio Borbon from Double-A Bowie and optioned right-hander Mike Wright to Triple-A Norfolk. Borbón, 30, hit .275/.336/.362 (111-for-403) with nine doubles, four triples, six home runs, and 25 RBI in 106 games with the Baysox this season. He leads the Double-A Bowie in runs scored (59) and stolen bases (28). In five games

Orioles reinstate LHP T.J. McFarland from the disabled list; designate RHP Logan Ondrusek for assignment

The Orioles today announced that they have reinstated LHP T.J. McFarland from the 15-day disabled list and designated RHP Logan Ondrusek for assignment off the 25-man roster. McFarland, 27, was placed on the 15-day disabled list on June 30 (retroactive to June 29) with left knee inflammation. Over five rehabilitation games (four starts) between the GCL Orioles (one game), Class A-Advanced Frederick (two games), and

Orioles recall Logan Ondrusek, option Parker Bridwell to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled right-hander Logan Ondrusek from Double-A Bowie and optioned right-hander Parker Bridwell to Triple-A Norfolk. Ondrusek, 31, pitched in three games with the Baysox this season, surrendering three earned runs over four innings, while striking out five. He posted a 6.75 ERA (4 ER/5.1 IP) over six games with the Orioles after being signed to a major league

Nationals acquire left-hander Marc Rzepczynski

The Washington Nationals acquired left-handed pitcher Marc Rzepczynski and cash considerations from the Oakland Athletics on Thursday in exchange for Minor League infielder Max Schrock. Nationals president of baseball operations and general manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Rzepczynski, 30, comes to the Nationals with a 1-0 record and a 3.00 ERA in 56 appearances out of Oakland’s bullpen this season. An eight-year major league

Orioles recall RHP Mike Wright from Triple-A Norfolk, place RHP Chris Tillman on the disabled list

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled RHP Mike Wright from Triple-A Norfolk and placed RHP Chris Tillman on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder bursitis (retroactive to August 21). Wright, 26, went 3-3 with a 3.17 ERA (23 ER/65.1 IP) in 11 starts with the Tides this season. He is 3-4 with a 5.97 ERA (46 ER/69.1 IP) in 14 games (12

Orioles reinstate Matt Wieters from paternity list; option Caleb Joseph to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have reinstated catcher Matt Wieters from the paternity leave list and optioned catcher Caleb Joseph to Triple-A Norfolk. Wieters, 30, has hit .240/.294/.381 (75-for-312) with 12 doubles, one triple, 10 home runs and 45 RBIs over 91 games with the Orioles this season. The four-time All-Star ranks third in the American League with 43 RBIs as a catcher this

Nationals recall RHP A.J. Cole

The Washington Nationals recalled right-handed pitcher A.J. Cole from Triple-A Syracuse on Monday and placed right-handed pitcher Stephen Strasburg on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow soreness, retroactive to Aug. 21. Cole will start against the Baltimore Orioles on Monday night. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Cole, 24, rejoins the Nationals for his second Major League

Orioles recall RHP Parker Bridwell from Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled RHP Parker Bridwell from Triple-A Norfolk. Bridwell, 25, went a combined 4-2 with a 4.13 ERA (32 ER/69.2 IP) in 24 games (seven starts) between the Gulf Coast League Orioles (three games), Short-Season A Aberdeen (two games), Double-A Bowie (18 games), and Triple-A Norfolk (one game) this season. In 138 career minor league games (117 starts), he

Orioles option right-hander Odrisamer Despaigne to Triple-A Norfolk

Following tonight’s game, the Orioles announced that they have optioned right-hander Odrisamer Despaigne to Triple-A Norfolk. Despaigne, 29, surrendered four runs over three innings of relief in tonight’s game against Houston. He went 0-2 with a 5.60 ERA (17 ER/27.1 IP) in 16 games with the Orioles this season.

Orioles make three roster moves

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled right-hander Odrisamer Despaigne and catcher Francisco Peña from Triple-A Norfolk, and placed catcher Matt Wieters on the paternity leave list. Despaigne, 29, pitched to a 3.48 ERA (29 ER/75.0 IP) over 15 starts with Triple-A Norfolk this season, including surrendering one earned run over his last two starts (9.0 IP) with the Tides. In 15 games with

Nationals active Zimmerman, Lobaton from disabled list

The Washington Nationals returned from rehab assignment and reinstated first baseman Ryan Zimmerman and catcher Jose Lobaton on Saturday. Right-handed pitcher A.J. Cole and catcher Pedro Severino were optioned to Triple-A Syracuse. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Zimmerman, 31, returns to the Nationals’ active roster after missing 16 games with a left wrist contusion. The veteran first

Orioles option right-hander Tyler Wilson to Triple-A Norfolk

Following tonight’s game, the Orioles announced that they have optioned right-hander Tyler Wilson to Triple-A Norfolk. Wilson, 26, surrendered four runs over two innings of relief in tonight’s game against Houston. He went 4-6 with a 5.38 ERA (54 ER/90.1 IP) in 20 games (13 starts) with the Orioles this season.

Nationals recall RHP A.J. Cole

The Washington Nationals recalled right-handed pitcher AJ Cole from Triple-A Syracuse on Thursday and optioned outfielder Brian Goodwin to Syracuse. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Cole, 24, joins the Nationals for his first Major League call-up of the 2016 season. The right-hander is 8-8 with a 4.26 ERA in 22 starts for Triple-A Syracuse this year. Making

Singer/songwriter Jenae Cherry to debut original song at Oriole Park on Aug. 19

Following the 7:05 p.m. game against the Houston Astros on Friday, August 19, country music artist Jenae Cherry will debut an original, Orioles-inspired song entitled “Don’t Miss the Magic” at Oriole Park. Cherry will perform the song as part of a set before the postgame fireworks display, which is presented by Baltimore Area Credit Unions. “Don’t Miss the Magic” will be available for free that

Nationals sign two-year player development contract extension with Hagerstown Suns

The Washington Nationals announced the signing of a two-year player development contract extension with the Hagerstown Suns of the Single-A South Atlantic League on Tuesday. The extension, which begins in 2017, runs through the 2018 season. Nationals president of baseball operations and general manager Mike Rizzo, Nationals vice president and senior advisor to the general manager Bob Boone, assistant general manager and vice president of

Orioles recall Tyler Wilson from Triple-A Norfolk; place Darren O’Day on the disabled list

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled right-hander Tyler Wilson from Triple-A Norfolk and placed right-hander Darren O’Day on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to August 12) with a right shoulder rotator cuff strain. Wilson, 26, has gone 4-6 with a 4.98 ERA (47 ER/85.0 IP) in 17 games (13 starts) with the Orioles this season. Over 26 career major league games (18 starts),

Nationals recall Reynaldo Lopez, release Jonathan Papelbon

The Washington Nationals recalled right-handed pitcher Reynaldo Lopez from Triple-A Syracuse and released right-handed pitcher Jonathan Papelbon on Saturday. Nationals president of baseball operations and general manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Lopez returns to the Nationals for the third start of his major league career, which he will make Saturday evening against the Atlanta Braves. The 22-year-old made his major league debut on July

Orioles recall LHP Donnie Hart from Double-A Bowie

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled LHP Donnie Hart from Double-A Bowie. Hart, 25, went 3-1 with a 2.72 ERA (14 ER/46.1 IP) and 50 strikeouts over 40 games with Double-A Bowie this season. Over 132 career minor league games, he went 13-7 with a 2.40 ERA (41 ER/154.0 IP) and 153 strikeouts. Hart made his Major League debut on July 17 at

Orioles option RHP Logan Ondrusek to Double-A Bowie

The Orioles today announced that they have optioned RHP Logan Ondrusek to Double-A Bowie. Ondrusek, 31, pitched to a 6.75 ERA (4 ER/5.1 IP) over six games with the Orioles this season. In 287 career Major League games, he went 21-11 with a 3.95 ERA (121 ER/276.0 IP) and 216 strikeouts. Ondrusek was signed to a Major League contract on July 29 after pitching for

Orioles to host 5K walk benefiting LUNGevity Foundation in memory of Monica Pence Barlow

For the third consecutive year, the Orioles will host LUNGevity Foundation’s Breathe Deep Baltimore, a 5K walk to raise funds and awareness for lung cancer in memory of Orioles’ late public relations director Monica Pence Barlow on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The 5K walk will begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude on the field. Registration begins at 7:00 a.m., and

Nationals recall outfielder Brian Goodwin

The Washington Nationals recalled outfielder Brian Goodwin from Triple-A Syracuse on Saturday and placed first baseman Ryan Zimmerman on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to Aug. 1) with a left wrist contusion. Nationals president of baseball operations and general manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Goodwin, 25, joins Washington for the first major league assignment of his career. In 109 games for Triple-A Syracuse, Goodwin

Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy, RHP Stephen Strasburg take home monthly honors

The Washington Nationals swept the monthly National League awards for July with second baseman Daniel Murphy earning the NL Player of the Month and right-handed pitcher Stephen Strasburg honored as the NL Pitcher of the Month. Major League Baseball made the announcements on MLB Network on Wednesday. Murphy, who also earned the NL Player of the Month award for the month of May, finished July

Left-hander Wade Miley and infielder/outfielder Steve Pearce report to the Orioles

The Orioles today announced that left-hander Wade Miley and infielder/outfielder Steve Pearce have reported to the club and right-hander Odrisamer Despaigne and right-hander Tyler Wilson have been optioned to Triple-A Norfolk. Miley, 29, was acquired by the Orioles from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for left-hander Ariel Miranda on July 31. He went 7-8 with a 4.98 ERA (62 ER/112.0 IP) over 19 starts with

Orioles acquire infielder/outfielder Steve Pearce from the Tampa Bay Rays

The Orioles today announced that they have acquired infielder/outfielder Steve Pearce from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for minor league catcher Jonah Heim. Pearce, 33, has hit .309/.388/.520 (63-for-204) with 11 doubles, one triple, 10 home runs and 29 RBIs over 60 games with the Rays this season. Over parts of four seasons with the Orioles from 2012-15, Pearce batted .258/.338/.478 with 50 doubles,

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