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Orioles sign catcher Welington Castillo to one-year contract

The Orioles today announced that they have signed free agent catcher Welington Castillo to a one-year contract with an option for 2018. With this move, the Orioles’ 40-man major league roster is now full. Castillo, 29, batted .264/.322/.423 (110-for-416) with 24 doubles, 14 home runs, 41 runs scored and 68 RBIs in 113 games with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2016, ranking third in RBIs and

Chris and Jill Davis announce new partnership with University of Maryland Children’s Hospital

Orioles first baseman Chris Davis and his wife, Jill, today announced a new partnership with the University of Maryland Children’s Hospital (UMCH). The Davis family will serve as ambassadors for UMCH, helping to raise awareness for childhood illnesses and UMCH’s role as a leader in patient care, pediatric disease research and teaching future generations of health care providers. Throughout the 2017 season, Chris and Jill

Orioles sign right-hander Logan Ondrusek

This morning, the Orioles made the following roster move: * Signed right-hander Logan Ondrusek to a major league contract. The 40-man roster is currently at 39 players.

Nationals acquire pitchers Adams, McGowin from Angels in exchange for Espinosa

The Washington Nationals acquired right-handed pitcher Austin Adams and Minor League right-handed pitcher Kyle McGowin from the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday in exchange for infielder Danny Espinosa. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Adams, 25, joins the Nationals after five seasons in the Angels Minor League system. The 6-foot-2 right-hander has pitched exclusively as a reliever, working

Orioles select Tavarez, Santander in Rule 5 draft

The Orioles today announced that they have selected outfielder Aneury Tavarez from the Boston Red Sox organization and outfielder Anthony Santander from the Cleveland Indians organization in the Rule 5 Draft. Tavárez, 24, batted .330/.374/.495 (132-for-400) with 19 doubles, 13 triples, seven home runs, 47 RBI, and 20 stolen bases over 111 games between Double-A Portland and Triple-A Pawtucket in 2016. His 13 triples last

Nationals acquire OF Adam Eaton

The Washington Nationals acquired outfielder Adam Eaton from the Chicago White Sox on Friday in exchange for right-handed pitcher Lucas Giolito, right-handed pitcher Reynaldo Lopez, and Minor League right-handed pitcher Dane Dunning. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Eaton, 28, is a career .284 hitter with a .357 on-base percentage and a .414 slugging percentage batting primarily out

OriolesREACH Birdland Classic golf tournament in Sarasota rescheduled for Feb. 15

The Orioles will now hold the Seventh Annual OriolesREACH Birdland Golf Classic at the Ritz-Carlton Members Golf Club in Lakewood Ranch, Fla., on Wednesday, February 15. The classic will benefit the Miracle League of Manasota, an organization dedicated to providing an opportunity for every person to play baseball, regardless of their ability. Registration is now open for golfers and corporate partners. The event begins with

Nationals acquire catcher Derek Norris

The Nationals acquired catcher Derek Norris from the San Diego Padres on Friday in exchange for minor league right-handed pitcher Pedro Avila. Nationals president of baseball operations and general manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. The trade returns the 27-year-old catcher to his original organization. Norris was a fourth-round selection of the Nationals in the 2007 First-Year Player Draft and it was with Washington that

Orioles tender contracts to nine arbitration-eligible players

This evening, the Orioles made the following roster moves: * Tendered contracts to nine arbitration-eligible players: right-hander Brad Brach, left-hander Zach Britton, infielder Ryan Flaherty, right-hander Kevin Gausman, catcher Caleb Joseph, infielder Manny Machado, left-hander T.J. McFarland, infielder Jonathan Schoop and right-hander Chris Tillman. Additionally, right-hander Vance Worley was not tendered a contract by the club, allowing him to become a free agent. The 40-man

Orioles claim outfielder Adam Walker off waivers from Brewers

This afternoon, the Orioles made the following roster move: * Claimed outfielder Adam Walker off waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers. The 40-man roster is currently at 37 players.

Orioles announce tickets for FanFest on sale today

The Orioles announced today that tickets are now on sale for the club’s annual FanFest event on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, at the Baltimore Convention Center. Orioles FanFest, presented by Visit Sarasota County, will feature appearances by current and former Orioles players and coaches as part of a day-long celebration of baseball that will also include clinics, exhibits and interactive games. The event will be

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