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Nationals honor Jose Marmolejos, Reynaldo Lopez and Rafael Bautista

The Washington Nationals named first baseman Jose Marmolejos their 2016 Minor League Player of the Year, right-handed pitcher Reynaldo Lopez their 2016 Minor League Pitcher of the Year, and outfielder Rafael Bautista the recipient of the fourth-annual Bob Boone Award. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo, Vice President & Senior Advisor to the GM Bob Boone, Assistant General Manager & Vice

Orioles announce pair of “Postseason Push” rallies

The Orioles today announced a pair of rallies to generate excitement for the team’s push for the postseason. The first rally will be held at Mother’s North Grille in Timonium on Friday, September 30, sponsored by Budweiser, and the second rally will take place at Walmart in Towson Marketplace on October 1, sponsored by Coca-Cola. Former Orioles players, in addition to the Oriole Bird and

Orioles announce pair of “Postseason Push

The Orioles today announced a pair of rallies to generate excitement for the team’s push for the postseason. The first rally will be held at Mother’s North Grille in Timonium on Friday, September 30, sponsored by Budweiser, and the second rally will take place at Walmart in Towson Marketplace on October 1, sponsored by Coca-Cola. Former Orioles players, in addition to the Oriole Bird and

Nationals select C Spencer Kieboom

The Washington Nationals selected the contract of catcher Spencer Kieboom from Double-A Harrisburg on Tuesday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Kieboom joins the Nationals for the first Major League assignment of his career. The 25-year-old is a career .264 hitter with a .344 on-base percentage and a .381 slugging percentage over the course of his five seasons

Orioles announce postseason ticket options

The Orioles today announced two options for fans to purchase AL Wild Card and American League Division Series tickets, which will be available exclusively online. Fans are encouraged to visit www.orioles.com/postseason for a Postseason seating chart, schedule, and additional ticket information. American League Championship Series and World Series tickets will be made available for sale at a later date, as necessary. * Option 1 -

Manny Machado named 2016 Most Valuable Oriole

The Orioles today announced that Manny Machado has been voted the winner of the 2016 Louis M. Hatter Most Valuable Oriole Award by members of the local media who cover the team on a regular basis. He will be recognized for his accomplishments in an on-field ceremony prior to Sunday’s home finale against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Machado enters play today batting .300/.350/.546 (181-for-604) with 39

Local U.S. Paralympic gold medalists to throw out ceremonial first pitches this weekend

The Orioles today announced that four Paralympians with local ties, including three gold medalists, will throw out ceremonial first pitches this weekend when the Orioles host the Arizona Diamondbacks for the final three-game series at Oriole Park during the 2016 regular season. On Saturday, Sept. 24, sisters Hannah and Tatyana McFadden, from Clarksville, Md., will throw out simultaneous first pitches. Hannah was born with a

Orioles announce Fan Appreciation Weekend schedule

The Orioles today announced plans for Fan Appreciation Weekend, which will be held Friday, September 23, through Sunday, September 25, when the Orioles host the Arizona Diamondbacks for the final three-game series of the 2016 regular season. The weekend will feature exclusive giveaways, fireworks, and other opportunities for fans to have unforgettable experiences at Oriole Park. As a “thank you” to fans for their support

Orioles extend player development contract with Class-A Aberdeen

The Orioles today announced they have extended their working agreement with Class-A Aberdeen, signing a two-year extension through the 2018 season. The Orioles will continue their relationship through the 2018 season with the Aberdeen IronBirds, which plays home games at Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen, Md. The IronBirds have been the Orioles’ New York-Penn League affiliate since 2002. Currently, nine players on the

Orioles make three roster moves

The Orioles today announced that they have selected the contract of infielder Trey Mancini from Triple-A Norfolk, reinstated right-hander Darren O’Day from the 15-day disabled list, and placed infielder/outfielder Steve Pearce on the 60-day disabled list with a right flexor mass strain. Mancini, 24, batted .282/.357/.458 (154-for-546) with 26 doubles, five triples, 20 home runs, and 68 RBI over 142 games between Double-A Bowie and

Orioles announce 2016 award winners for player development and scouting

The Orioles today announced the winners of their player development and scouting awards for 2016, including catcher Chance Sisco as the club’s top minor league player and left-hander Donnie Hart as the club’s top minor league pitcher. The winners will be honored in an on-field ceremony on Saturday, September 17, before the game against the Tampa Bay Rays, with awards presented by Orioles Director of

Orioles make three roster moves

The Orioles today announced that they have selected the contract of INF Paul Janish from Triple-A Norfolk and recalled RHP Mike Wright from Triple-A Norfolk. In a corresponding move, the Orioles have recalled LHP Chris Lee from Double-A Bowie and placed him on the 60-day disabled list with a left shoulder strain. Janish, 33, batted .248/.333/.280 (61-for-246) with eight doubles, 26 runs scored, and 18

Nationals announce 2017 schedule

The Washington Nationals announced their 2017 schedule on Wednesday, in conjunction with Major League Baseball, revealing an 81-game home slate that will begin on Opening Day, April 3, at Nationals Park vs. the Miami Marlins. The 84th home opener in D.C. since 1901 will mark the sixth Opening Day hosted by the Nationals since baseball returned to D.C. in 2005. Nationals Park will open its

Orioles announce 2017 schedule

The Orioles today announced that they will open the 2017 season at Oriole Park against the Toronto Blue Jays as part of a five-game homestand beginning with Opening Day on Monday, April 3. The Orioles will continue the first homestand of the season with a three-game series against the New York Yankees, April 7-9. The Orioles will again host each American League East divisional opponent

Orioles to host Fall Instructional League in Sarasota

The Baltimore Orioles will host the team’s Fall Instructional League at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota with games that are free and open to the public from September 19 through October 11. The Instructional League program focuses on specific individual development while providing additional playing time to accelerate a player’s progress through the minor league system. Games are played on the Main Field, with parking

Tickets for NLDS games on sale Friday at 10 a.m. for Nationals Insiders

The Washington Nationals announced today that tickets for potential National League Division Series games at Nationals Park will go on sale for Nationals Insiders on Friday, September 16, at 10:00 a.m. (available for purchase online only). Fans can still guarantee access to ALL 2016 Postseason games by becoming a NATS PLUS Member for the 2017 season. By placing a deposit for a 2017 Full or

Nationals renew player development agreements with Auburn Doubledays, Potomac Nationals

The Washington Nationals renewed their player development contracts through the 2018 season with Single-A Auburn of the New York-Penn League and Single-A Potomac of the Carolina League. 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 Player Personnel Doug Harris and Director of Player Development

Orioles attract prestigious Wilson Premier Classic Tournament to Sarasota

The Baltimore Orioles will host one of the nation’s top amateur baseball tournaments, the Wilson Premier Classic, in Sarasota from September 15-18 at Ed Smith Stadium and the Buck O’Neil Baseball Complex at Twin Lakes Park. “The Wilson Premier Classic showcases young amateur players for dozens of professional and college scouts,” said David Rovine, Vice President of Orioles-Sarasota. “We expect approximately 1,000 players and coaches

Orioles reinstate right-hander Chris Tillman from the 15-day disabled list

The Orioles today announced that they have reinstated right-hander Chris Tillman from the 15-day disabled list. Tillman, 28, was placed on the disabled list with right shoulder bursitis on Aug. 24 (retroactive to Aug. 21). He is 15-5 with a 3.76 ERA (64 ER/153.0 IP), 126 strikeouts and 15 quality starts over 26 outings this season. The Orioles have gone 20-6 in games in which

Nationals reinstate RHP Stephen Strasburg and INF Stephen Drew

The Washington Nationals reinstated right-handed pitcher Stephen Strasburg and returned from rehab and reinstated infielder Stephen Drew from the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. Strasburg, who will start on Wednesday night vs. the Atlanta Braves, missed 16 games with right elbow soreness in his most recent disabled list stint. The right-hander, who

Zimmerman named Nats’ nominee for Roberto Clemente Award; Rodriguez Seat 21 honoree

Major League Baseball today announced that Ryan Zimmerman was named the Washington Nationals’ 2016 nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award, the most prominent individual player award bestowed by MLB. The Roberto Clemente Award is the annual recognition of a player from each MLB Club who best represents the game of baseball through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive contributions, both on and off

Jones named Orioles’ nominee for Roberto Clemente Award; Harden Seat 21 honoree

Major League Baseball today announced that Adam Jones was named the Orioles’ 2016 nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award, the most prominent individual player award bestowed by MLB. The Roberto Clemente Award is the annual recognition of a player from each MLB club who best represents the game of baseball through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive contributions, both on and off the

Orioles reinstate left-hander Brian Duensing, designate right-hander Odrisamer Despaigne for assignment

The Orioles today announced that they have reinstated left-hander Brian Duensing from the 60-day disabled list and designated right-hander Odrisamer Despaigne for assignment. Duensing, 33, was placed on the 15-day disabled list on June 22 (retroactive to June 20) with left elbow inflammation. He was transferred to the 60-day disabled list on July 3. Duensing pitched in five rehabilitation games between Double-A Bowie (three games)

Nationals recall right-hander Reynaldo Lopez

The Washington Nationals recalled right-handed pitcher Reynaldo Lopez from Triple-A Syracuse on Sunday. He will start Sunday night at Citi Field against the New York Mets. Nationals president of baseball operations and general manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Lopez will make the sixth start of his major league career on Sunday. He enters this start 2-2 with a 5.33 ERA in the big leagues

Trea Turner named NL Rookie of the Month

After an August in which he set the franchise record for rookie runs scored in a month, challenged the record for hits in a month, and tied the Nationals’ rookie record for stolen bases in a season, infielder/outfielder Trea Turner was named the National League Rookie of the Month for August. Major League Baseball made the announcement on MLB Network on Saturday afternoon. Turner, 23,

Orioles recall three players from Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled LHP Jayson Aquino, C Caleb Joseph, and RHP Tyler Wilson from Triple-A Norfolk. Additionally, OF Michael Bourn and OF Drew Stubbs have reported to the club. Aquino, 23, pitched to a 3.72 ERA (53 ER/128.1 IP) between Double-A Bowie (20 games, 19 starts) and Triple-A Norfolk (five games) this season. He was named the Eastern League Pitcher

Nationals add seven players to active roster

The Washington Nationals added seven players to the active roster on Friday as September’s roster expansion period began. The Nationals recalled catcher Pedro Severino, outfielder Brian Goodwin, right-handed pitchers Trevor Gott and Rafael Martin, and left-handed pitcher Matt Grace from Triple-A Syracuse. Additionally, Washington selected the contracts of left-handed pitcher Sean Burnett and right-handed pitcher Mat Latos from Triple-A Syracuse. Outfielder Matt den Dekker was

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