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Orioles announce multi-dimensional partnership with the Naval Academy Athletic Association

Oriole Park to host Army/Navy baseball doubleheader on March 25 and host more than 1,000 Midshipmen for “Navy Day” in August Orioles to play MLB exhibition game in Annapolis in 2019 The Orioles today announced a new, multi-year partnership with the United States Naval Academy, which will include a variety of programs and events designed to recognize and honor the U.S. Naval Academy. This multi-dimensional

MASN announces 2018 Washington Nationals broadcast schedule

MASN, the television home of the two-time defending National League East champion Washington Nationals, today announced its Major League Baseball schedule for the 2018 season. Once again, all Nationals games broadcast by MASN will be available in crystal-clear high definition, including the season opener at Great American Ball Park against the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday, March 29. Other highlights of MASN’s 2018 Nationals schedule include

MASN announces 2018 Baltimore Orioles broadcast schedule

MASN, the television home of the Baltimore Orioles, today announced its Major League Baseball schedule for the 2018 season. Once again, all Orioles games broadcast by MASN will be available in crystal-clear high definition, including the season opener at Camden Yards against the Minnesota Twins on Thursday, March 29. Other highlights of MASN’s 2018 Orioles schedule include interleague games against the Washington Nationals (May 28-30,

Ed Smith Stadium voted top spring training venue in MLB

In a recent study conducted for USA Today, ReviewTrackers (reviewtrackers.com), a data-mining firm in Chicago, found Ed Smith Stadium as the top venue among Major League Baseball Spring Training sites in both Florida and Arizona. The study analyzed the comments in 36,000 online reviews of the 23 stadiums used for Spring Training, tracking how fans felt about the facility itself, food and drink offerings, and

Orioles generate $97 million economic impact annually

ORIOLES GENERATE $97 MILLION ECONOMIC IMPACT ANNUALLY THROUGH YEAR-ROUND TRAINING HEADQUARTERS AND SARASOTA 365 TOURISM MARKETING INITIATIVE Team’s unique tourism creation, marketing initiatives, and year-round sports, culture, and family recreational events credited for record-breaking economic impact results The economic impact of the Orioles in Sarasota continued to grow year-over-year to approximately $97 million, according to an independent economic impact analysis commissioned by Sarasota County Government.

Orioles to honor victims from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

The Orioles announced today that they will be wearing the caps of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School baseball team, the Stoneman Douglas Eagles, on Friday, February 23, during both pregame activities and the 1:05 p.m. ET game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Ed Smith Stadium. The Orioles will join the Rays and the other 28 MLB clubs to honor the victims of this

Nationals agree to terms with right-hander Joaquin Benoit

The Washington Nationals agreed to terms on a one-year contract with right-handed pitcher Joaquin Benoit and placed right-handed pitcher Joe Ross on the 60-day disabled list on Wednesday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Benoit, 40, joins the Nationals after spending the 2017 season with the Philadelphia Phillies and the Pittsburgh Pirates. He began his 16th Major League

Orioles sign right-hander Chris Tillman to one-year contract

The Orioles today announced that they have signed right-hander Chris Tillman to a one-year contract. To make room on the 40-man roster, outfielder Jaycob Brugman has been designated for assignment. Tillman, 29, has gone 73-55 with a 4.43 ERA (551 ER/1118.1 IP) with 834 strikeouts in 198 starts (203 games). He has spent all nine Major League seasons with the Orioles, collecting 10-or-more wins in

Orioles announce 2018 spring training opening day plans

The Orioles have announced plans for Opening Day of the 2018 Spring Training season on Friday, February 23, when the Orioles host the Tampa Bay Rays at 1:05 p.m. ET at Ed Smith Stadium. All fans in attendance will receive a 2018 Spring Training schedule magnet, sponsored by Visit Sarasota. Additionally, the first 1,000 female fans in attendance will receive a Birds of Paradise flower,

Nationals announce 2018 spring training radio broadcast schedule

Single game tickets are on sale now for the second season of Nationals Spring Training at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches! For fans who are not able to make it to West Palm Beach, the Nationals radio broadcast partner, 106.7 The Fan, will broadcast a total of 11 Nationals Spring Training matchups on 106.7 The Fan and WJFK 1580 AM. The radio broadcast schedule

Orioles announce 2018 radio broadcast team

The Orioles have announced their radio broadcast team for the 2018 season, led by longtime Orioles Radio Network broadcaster Joe Angel, who is returning for his 19th year as the “Voice of the Orioles.” Angel will be joined by veteran broadcaster Jim Hunter, who will continue to appear on MASN’s television broadcasts and begins his 22nd year as a member of the Orioles broadcast team.

Orioles name minor league managers, coaches and staff

The Orioles today announced the coaching staffs for their seven minor league affiliates for the 2018 season. Brian Graham enters his 11th season with the Orioles and sixth as Director of Player Development. Kent Qualls enters his sixth season with the Orioles as Director of Minor League Operations. Ron Johnson enters his seventh season as manager at Triple-A Norfolk. The 2018 season will be his

Orioles sign right-hander Andrew Cashner to two-year contract

The Orioles today announced that they have signed right-hander Andrew Cashner to a two-year contract. To make room on the 40-man roster, left-hander Zach Britton has been placed on the 60-day disabled list (right Achilles surgery). Cashner, 31, pitched to an 11-11 record with a 3.40 ERA (63 ER/166.2 IP) in 28 starts with Texas in 2017. His 11 wins set a career-high. He led

Orioles to hold tryouts for ballgirls, ballboys on March 3

The Orioles have announced they will conduct an open tryout to find ballgirls and ballboys for the 2018 season at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Saturday, March 3. The judges will include members of the Orioles’ front office and Entercom personalities Greg Carpenter, co-host of Today’s 101.9 WLIF’s morning show, and Reagan Warfield, co-host of MIX 106.5’s morning show. Outgoing and athletic men and

Orioles celebrate spring season by hosting third annual charity music event

The Orioles will host the third annual “Nashville’s Music Row Comes to the Ballpark” - a one-of-a-kind, all-access event taking charitable donors behind the scenes of the sports and music worlds to enjoy an exclusive concert event with Orioles players and Nashville songwriters and artists. The four-day weekend of charitable activity begins on March 1 with a cocktail reception at the team training facility at

Nationals announce 2018 non-roster invitees

The Washington Nationals have agreed to terms with the following 17 players on Minor League contracts with invitations to 2018 Major League Spring Training: right-handers Brady Dragmire, David Goforth, Edwin Jackson, Jaron Long, Roman Mendez, Chris Smith and Cesar Vargas; left-handers Tim Collins, Ismael Gullion, Bryan Harper and Tommy Milone; catchers Miguel Montero and Jhonatan Solano; infielders Reid Brignac and Chris Dominguez; and outfielders Ryan

Orioles announce 2018 Spring Training promotions and special events schedule

The Orioles today announced their 2018 Spring Training promotions and special events schedule featuring many fun-filled promotional giveaways and events for fans to enjoy at Ed Smith Stadium. On Friday, February 23, the Orioles will celebrate Opening Day at 1:05 p.m. ET against the Tampa Bay Rays. All fans will receive a 2018 Spring Training magnet schedule, presented by Visit Sarasota, as the Orioles begin

Nationals acquire Matt Reynolds from Mets

The Washington Nationals acquired infielder/outfielder Matt Reynolds from the New York Mets in exchange for cash considerations on Monday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Reynolds, 27, appeared in 115 games for the New York Mets over the last two seasons. His versatility has allowed him to appear at shortstop (31 G/20 GS), third base (30 G/11 GS),

Orioles name Adam Esselman as Coordinator of Baseball Information

The Baltimore Orioles have named Adam Esselman as Coordinator of Baseball Information. Esselman will assist in all facets of Orioles public relations efforts and will continue to report to Kristen Hudak, Director of Public Relations. Esselman joined the Orioles after the 2016 season as a Public Relations Assistant. The 2018 season will mark his fourth in professional baseball, including one season as a Communications Intern

GM Mike Rizzo’s statement on suspension of Raudy Read

The Washington Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the following statement regarding the suspension of catcher Raudy Read: “Earlier today, Major League Baseball announced that Raudy Read has received an 80-game suspension without pay for violating the league’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. This is a very serious matter - one that I do not take lightly. We educate

Nationals renew player development contract with Double-A Harrisburg

The Washington Nationals announced the signing of a two-year Player Development Contract extension with the Double-A Harrisburg Senators on Tuesday. The extension, which begins in 2019, runs through the 2020 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 Player Personnel Doug Harris and

Orioles announce spring training non-roster invitees

The Orioles today announced that they have invited 19 non-roster players to Major League Spring Training in Sarasota, Fla. The list includes five left-handed pitchers, six right-handed pitchers, one catcher, five infielders, and two outfielders. A complete list of the Orioles’ non-roster invitees for 2018 Spring Training is below: PITCHERS (11) LHP Jayson AquinoLHP Josh EdginLHP Andrew FaulknerRHP Jeff FerrellRHP Eddie GamboaRHP Perci GarnerLHP Jason

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