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Nationals agree to terms with infielder Stephen Drew

The Washington Nationals agreed to terms on a one-year contract with veteran infielder Stephen Drew on Thursday. Nationals president of baseball operations and general manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Drew, 33, returns to Washington for his second season with the Nationals after serving as a key member of Dusty Baker’s bench and a versatile defender during the 2016 season. He hit .266 (38-for-143) with

Orioles Health & Fitness Challenge returns to Sarasota County middle schools

For the second year, the Orioles and Sarasota County Schools will team up to encourage physical fitness, healthy eating, and tobacco-free living among middle school-aged children through the Orioles Health & Fitness Challenge. Launched last year in partnership with HealthFit Powered by Sarasota Memorial and SWAT (Students Working Against Tobacco), the program will expand in 2017 to include a greater focus on both nutrition and

Orioles sign outfielder Mark Trumbo to three-year contract

The Orioles today announced that they have signed outfielder Mark Trumbo to a three-year contract. To make room on the 40-man roster, outfielder Adam Walker has been designated for assignment. Trumbo, 31, led Major League Baseball with 47 home runs last season and tied for the fourth-highest single season home run total in Orioles history. He extended Baltimore’s streak to four consecutive seasons (2013-16) of

Oriole Park Classics Countdown returns with top 25 most memorable games in Oriole Park history

MASN to televise the top 10 games beginning January 29 In advance of the 25th anniversary season of Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Orioles fans can count down to opening day with the unveiling of the top 25 most memorable games ever played at The Ballpark That Forever Changed BaseballTM on Orioles.com and MASN. The Oriole Park Classics Countdown will begin today on Orioles.com/25, where

Orioles spring training tickets on sale Saturday, Jan. 21 at 10 a.m.

Fans encouraged to purchase tickets online Individual tickets for all 17 of the Orioles’ spring training games at Ed Smith Stadium will go on sale this Saturday, Jan. 21 at 10 a.m. ET. It is recommended that fans purchase tickets online. Fans interested in season tickets, five-game flex plans or group tickets, or those wishing to receive additional spring training ticket information may call the

Orioles agree to terms with six players

The Orioles today announced that they have agreed to terms with left-handers Zach Britton nad T.J. McFarland, indielders Ryan Flaherty, Manny Machado and Jonathan Schoop, and right-hander Chris Tillman on one-year contracts, thus avoiding arbitration. Britton, 29, led the American League with 47 saves, going 2-1 with a 0.54 ERA (4 ER/67.0 IP), the lowest ERA in Major League history among pitchers with at least

Orioles FanFest autograph vouchers on sale on Jan. 18 at Orioles.com

Vouchers for autograph sessions at Orioles FanFest will go on sale Wednesday, January 18, at 10:00 a.m. ET. The list of autograph session times and participants will be posted online for preview at www.orioles.com/fanfest by 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 17. Orioles FanFest will be held on Saturday, January 28, at the Baltimore Convention Center from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., with early entry for

Nationals announce 2017 minor league staff

The Washington Nationals announced their minor league managers, coaches and coordinators for the 2017 season on Tuesday. Nationals vice president and senior advisor to the general manager Bob Boone, assistant general manager and vice president, player personnel Doug Harris and director of player development Mark Scialabba made the joint announcement. With strong continuity throughout the system, the Nationals’ minor league managers and their respective coaching

Orioles acquire Smith from Mariners for Gallardo, cash considerations

The Orioles today announced that they have acquired outfielder Seth Smith from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for right-hander Yovani Gallardo and cash considerations. Smith, 34, hit .249/.342/.415 (94-for-378) with 16 home runs and a career-high 63 RBI over 137 games with the Mariners last season. He led Seattle hitters with a .326 batting average (28-for-86) with runners in scoring position (ranked 12th among American

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