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Orioles agree to terms with first-round draft selection, left-hander DL Hall

The Orioles today announced that they have agreed to terms with their first round selection of the 2017 First-Year Player Draft, LHP DL HALL, from Valdosta (GA) High School. Hall was selected with the 21st overall pick in the first round of the 2017 First-Year Player Draft. Hall, 18, compiled a 1.36 ERA in 51.1 innings while striking out 105 for Valdosta High School this

Nationals select infielder Adrian Sanchez

The Washington Nationals selected the contract of infielder Adrian Sanchez from Triple-A Syracuse on Friday, placed shortstop Trea Turner on the 10-day disabled list with a non-displaced fracture of his right wrist, and transferred left-handed pitcher Sammy Solis to the 60-day disabled list. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. This is the first Major League assignment of Sanchez’s

Orioles, OriolesREACH to host fundraising event Aug. 18 to benefit Shannon’s Fund

The Orioles and OriolesREACH will host a private fundraising event for Shannon’s Fund on Friday, August 18, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Oriole Park prior to the 7:05 p.m. game against the Los Angeles Angels. A limited number of tickets are available for $50 for seating in Eutaw Street Reserve. The ticket includes a private pregame barbeque, an opportunity to watch batting practice

Orioles partner with Catholic Relief Services to host 25,000 Meal Challenge

For the second year, the Orioles will host Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Helping Hands, a volunteer meal-packaging program, for a special fundraiser and meal-packaging event at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Saturday, September 2, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. After a successful fundraiser in 2016, which more than doubled the organization’s initial goal of 10,000 meals, the Orioles and CRS Helping Hands will

Nationals recall infielder Wilmer Difo

The Washington Nationals recalled infielder Wilmer Difo on Friday and optioned right-handed pitcher A.J. Cole to Triple-A Syracuse. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Difo, 23, returns to the Nationals after a 10-day stint with Triple-A Syracuse in which he played in 10 games and was 7-for-40 (.175) with two doubles, an RBI and five walks. A member

Nationals to celebrate second annual “Play Ball Weekend” as part of league-wide support of youth participation in baseball & softball

All Nationals players to wear special PLAY BALL attire this weekend, including t-shirt during batting practice and patch on uniforms in-game The Washington Nationals will celebrate the second annual ‘PLAY BALL WEEKEND,’ a league-wide effort by MLB, all 30 MLB Clubs and Minor League Baseball to engage young baseball and softball fans and commemorate the continued support of youth participation. The initiative officially launched June

Orioles to host second “Birdland Social,” presented by CareFirst, featuring Trey Mancini and Roch Kubatko on July 19

Following last night’s successful event, the Orioles have announced a second “Birdland Social,” a Social Media Night event presented by CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst), on Wednesday, July 19, prior to the 7:05 p.m. game against the Texas Rangers. The exclusive pregame party will take place on the center field Roof Deck with 250 of the Orioles’ most engaged social media followers. The event will include

Nationals agree to terms with 25 players from 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft

The Washington Nationals have agreed to terms with 25 members of their 2017 First-Year Player Draft class. Nationals President of Baseball Operations & General Manager Mike Rizzo and Assistant General Manager & Vice President of Scouting Operations Kris Kline made the joint announcement. An updated list of players is below. Signed players are in bold.

Gulf Coast League Orioles open season June 27 at Sarasota

The Orioles Gulf Coast League (GCL) team will play its first home game of the 2017 season at the Ed Smith Stadium complex on Tuesday, June 27, at 12:00 p.m. against the GCL Twins. 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 27

Orioles’ economic impact in Sarasota grows with expanded Wilson Premier Championship tournament

After impressing organizers of the prestigious Wilson Premier baseball tournament program in 2016, the Baltimore Orioles will host 15 days of competition in Sarasota County this summer from June 22 through July 12 during the Wilson Premier Championship East. The event is one of the largest Florida-based tournaments in amateur baseball and the largest tournament the Orioles have drawn to Sarasota County. “Wilson Premier brought

Nationals recall right-hander A.J. Cole

The Washington Nationals recalled right-handed pitcher A.J. Cole from Triple-A Syracuse on Sunday and placed right-handed pitcher Shawn Kelley on the 10-day disabled list with a right trapezius strain (retroactive to June 17). Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Cole, 25, joins the Nationals for his second Major League assignment of the season. The right-hander was with Washington’s

Nationals recall Matt Grace from Triple-A Syracuse, option Trevor Gott

The Washington Nationals recalled left-handed pitcher Matt Grace from Triple-A Syracuse on Thursday and optioned right-handed pitcher Trevor Gott to Triple-A Syracuse. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Grace, 28, returns to the Nationals for his fifth Major League assignment of the 2017 season. He has appeared in 6.2 innings across seven relief appearances, allowing three earned runs

Orioles to launch “Have A Catch” campaign

As part of a new, youth baseball initiative, the Orioles are encouraging fans to go outside and #HaveACatch beginning Father’s Day weekend on Saturday, June 17. Expanding upon Major League Baseball’s successful PLAY BALL campaign, the Orioles will launch the ‘Have A Catch’ campaign, a new program designed to encourage children, and fans of all ages, to go outside and enjoy a game of catch.

Nationals conclude 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft

The Washington Nationals concluded Major League Baseball’s 2017 First-Year Player Draft by selecting 30 players on Wednesday. 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 the three-day draft, the Nationals selected a total of 40 players: 12 right-handed pitchers, eight left-handed pitchers, seven outfielders, nine infielders

Orioles complete 2017 First-Year Player Draft

The Orioles made 30 selections on Day Three of the 2017 First-Year Player Draft on Wednesday, completing rounds 11-40. This year, the Orioles selected 41 players overall: 21 pitchers and 20 position players, with 29 of the selections being college athletes. The Orioles selected 12 right-handed pitchers, nine left-handed pitchers, eight infielders, seven outfielders, four catchers, and one utility player. The complete list can be

Orioles complete day two of 2017 First-Year Player Draft

The Orioles made eight selections on Day Two of the 2017 First-Year Player Draft on Tuesday, completing rounds 3-10. After two days of the Draft, the Orioles have selected 11 players overall: six pitchers and five position players, with seven of the selections being college athletes. The Orioles selected four right-handed pitchers, two left-handed pitchers, two infielders, two outfielders, and one catcher. The Draft will

Nationals select eight players on second day of MLB’s 2017 First-Year Player Draft

The Washington Nationals selected eight players on the second day of Major League Baseball’s 2017 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 Tuesday’s action by selecting left-handed pitcher Nick Raquet out of the College of William and Mary (VA)

Orioles select left-hander DL Hall in first round of First-Year Player Draft

The Orioles last night selected left-hander DL Hall from Valdosta (GA) High School with their first selection as the 21st overall pick of the 2017 First-Year Player Draft. The Orioles also selected infielder Adam Hall at No. 60 overall from A.B. Lucas Secondary School (ON, CAN) and left-hander Zac Lowther at No. 74 overall from Xavier University (OH). DL Hall, 18, compiled a 1.36 ERA

Nats select right-hander Wil Crowe with second-round pick in First-Year Player Draft

The Washington Nationals selected collegiate right-handed pitcher Wil Crowe out of the University of South Carolina with the No. 65 selection in the 2017 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. Rated the No. 36 overall prospect in the nation in the 2017

Nats select left-hander Seth Romero with 25th selection in First-Year Player Draft

The Washington Nationals selected collegiate left-handed pitcher Seth Romero out of the University of Houston with the No. 25 selection in the 2017 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. Romero, a 6-foot-3, 240-pound left-handed pitcher is considered one of the top collegiate

Nationals recall right-hander Gott, option infielder Difo to Triple-A

The Washington Nationals recalled right-handed pitcher Trevor Gott from Triple-A Syracuse on Monday and optioned infielder Wilmer Difo to Syracuse. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Gott, 24, joins the Nationals for his first Major League assignment of the season. The hard-throwing right-hander has posted a 2-0 record and a 3.30 ERA in 30.0 innings (23 games) of

Nationals activate Blanton from DL, send Glover to DL

The Washington Nationals recalled from rehab assignment and reinstated right-handed pitcher Joe Blanton from the 10-day disabled list on Sunday and placed right-handed pitcher Koda Glover on the 10-day disabled list with lower back stiffness. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Blanton, 36, returns to Washington’s bullpen after missing 21 games with right shoulder inflammation. In one rehab

Chris and Jill Davis to charity Home Run Derby to benefit University of Maryland Children’s Hospital

The Orioles today announced that Chris and Jill Davis will host “Crush’s Homers for Hearts,” a charity Home Run Derby event at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Thursday, July 13, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. ET benefiting the Pediatric Heart Program of the University of Maryland Children’s Hospital (UMCH) at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Participants will enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to compete

Nationals select contract of outfielder/infielder Ryan Raburn

The Washington Nationals selected the contract of outfielder/infielder Ryan Raburn from Triple-A Syracuse on Monday and placed outfielder Jayson Werth on the 10-day disabled list with a left foot contusion, retroactive to June 4. Additionally, right-handed pitcher Rafael Martin was designated for assignment. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. Raburn, 36, joins the Nationals for his first Major

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