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Nationals acquire KJ Harrison, Gilbert Lara from Brewers in deal for Gio Gonzalez

The Washington Nationals acquired catcher/first baseman KJ Harrison and infielder Gilbert Lara from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for left-handed pitcher Gio Gonzalez and international slot value on Friday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Harrison, 22, was a third round pick in the 2017 First-Year Player Draft out of Oregon State University. In his first full professional

Nationals acquire Andrew Istler from Dodgers for Ryan Madson

The Washington Nationals acquired right-handed pitcher Andrew Istler from the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for right-handed pitcher Ryan Madson on Friday. Additionally, the Nationals recalled left-handed pitcher Sammy Solis from Triple-A Syracuse. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. Istler, 25, went 4-4 with a 2.37 ERA in 41 games (one start) between three levels of Los Angeles’

International player signing announcement

The Orioles have agreed to terms with international player OF Damian Valdez, a 16-year-old out of the Dominican Republic. “Valdez is a gifted, young left-handed hitter,” said Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations Dan Duquette. “He possesses a discerning batting eye and is capable of hitting the ball to all fields with power. We hope he develops into the type of player our fans enjoy

Orioles announce 2019 spring training schedule

The Orioles today announced their 2019 Grapefruit League schedule, which opens Saturday, February 23, with a home game at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Fla. against the Minnesota Twins. The club’s Grapefruit League season, which features 17 home dat Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report on Wednesday, February 13, while the full-squad report date is set for Monday, February 18. The 2019 season

Nationals announce 2019 spring training schedule

The Washington Nationals - in conjunction with Major League Baseball - announced their 2019 Spring Training schedule on Wednesday. The third season of Grapefruit League action at FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches will kick off on Saturday, Feb. 23rd when the Washington Nationals host the Houston Astros. The Nationals will host 15 home games during the 30-game Grapefruit League slate. In addition to the

Orioles promote Lisa Tolson to vice president of human resources

The Orioles today announced that the club has promoted Lisa Tolson, PHR, SHRM-CP to Vice President of Human Resources. This season marks her 33rd year with the Orioles. A Baltimore native, Tolson began her career with the Orioles in 1985 in the Ticket Office as a Group Sales Liaison and was named Director of Human Resources in 2000. She oversees all aspects of the team’s

International player signings announcement

The Orioles have agreed to terms with international players infielder Moises Ramirez, a 16-year-old out of the Dominican Republic, and RHP Carlos del Rosario, a 19-year-old out of the Dominican Republic. Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations Dan Duquette provided the following quote: “Today’s signings are part of a coordinated plan for the Orioles to reestablish the club in the international recruiting arena. Ramirez has

Nationals reinstate Ryan Madson

The Washington Nationals reinstated right-handed pitcher Ryan Madson from the 10-day disabled list and placed right-handed pitcher Kelvin Herrera on the 10-day disabled list with a torn Lisfranc ligament in his left foot on Monday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Madson, 37, returns to the active roster after being placed on the 10-day disabled list on Aug.

Orioles to host season finale of “Friday Fireworks & Music at America’s Ballpark” tonight

The Orioles summer-long ‘Friday Fireworks & Music at America’s Ballpark’ series will wrap up tonight, with the final performance of the 2018 season. The season finale will feature singer, songwriter, and activist Tina Parol, who will debut her new single “Better Life” during the performance. Parol, a first-generation American, was inspired to write “Better Life” as a love letter to her parents who came from

Orioles bring Harris Creek Oyster Co. to Camden Yards

Beginning Friday, the Orioles will introduce Harris Creek Oyster Co. - a popular Eastern Shore favorite - to Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Expanding upon the ballpark’s Chesapeake Bay regional offerings, the family-owned and operated oyster farm located near St. Michael’s, Md. will offer fresh, local, and ice cold oysters shucked on the half shell at an affordable, fan-friendly price during remaining home games this

Nationals reinstate Stephen Strasburg from DL

The Washington Nationals reinstated right-handed pitcher Stephen Strasburg from the 10-day disabled list and optioned infielder Adrian Sanchez to Triple-A Syracuse on Wednesday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Strasburg, 30, returns to the Nationals after being placed on the 10-day disabled list on July 26 with a cervical nerve impingement. He is 6-7 with a 3.90 ERA

Orioles announce 2019 schedule

Home opener slated for April 4 at Oriole Park against the New York Yankees The Orioles today announced that their 2019 home opener will be on Thursday, April 4, at Oriole Park against the New York Yankees at 3:05 p.m. ET, following a season-opening, six-game road trip to New York-AL and Toronto. The club will open the 2019 season one week earlier at Yankee Stadium

Nationals announce 2019 schedule

The Washington Nationals - in conjunction with Major League Baseball - announced their 2019 schedule on Wednesday. The 15th season of Nationals baseball will commence with an Opening Day matchup against the New York Mets at Nationals Park on March 28th, marking the earliest start of the season in Nationals history (2005-present). Washington’s initial homestand will feature three games against the Mets before welcoming the

Orioles to host “Brunch at the Ballpark” on Sept. 16

The Orioles invite fans to enjoy Brunch at the Ballpark on Sunday, September 16, when they host the Chicago White Sox at 1:05 p.m. ET. A limited number of ticket packages are available, which feature an exclusive pregame brunch on the Center Field Roof Deck from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., as well as an Orioles coffee mug, a $10 gift card to the Orioles

Nationals announce roster moves

The Washington Nationals acquired infielder Andruw Monasterio and a player to be named later or cash considerations from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for second baseman Daniel Murphy on Tuesday. In addition, the Nationals traded first baseman Matt Adams to the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for cash considerations. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. Monasterio, 21, hit

Washington Nationals Dream Foundation announces 2018 Delta Dream Grant Recipients

The Washington Nationals Dream Foundation and Delta Air Lines are proud to announce the 11 recipients of the 2018 Delta Dream Grants. The Nationals Dream Foundation introduced Delta Dream Grants during the 2016 season, an initiative which awards grants to nonprofits that provide services to children and teens in the Washington, D.C. region. Sponsored by Delta Air Lines, the funding provides support for effective programming

Nationals recall Jimmy Cordero and Jefry Rodriguez

The Washington Nationals recalled right-handed pitchers Jimmy Cordero and Jefry Rodriguez from Triple-A Syracuse and optioned Trevor Gott to Triple-A Syracuse on Saturday. Additionally, they placed right-handed pitcher Jeremy Hellickson on the 10-day disabled list (retroactive to Aug. 16) with a right wrist sprain. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. Cordero, 26, joins the Nationals for his

Orioles team with local nonprofits to host first-ever OriolesREACH Week

The Orioles today announced the first-ever OriolesREACH Week, a week-long club program dedicated to giving back to the Baltimore community beginning August 20. Throughout the week, volunteers from the Orioles On Deck Employee Volunteer Program presented by Bank of America will assist a different locally-based nonprofit organization each day leading up to the 32nd annual OriolesREACH Food & Funds Drive, which begins Friday, August 24,

Nationals recall Trevor Gott, select Tim Collins’ contract

The Washington Nationals recalled right-handed pitcher Trevor Gott from Triple-A Syracuse and selected the contract of left-handed pitcher Tim Collins on Tuesday. Additionally, they placed right-handed pitcher Ryan Madson on the 10-day disabled list with lumbar nerve root irritation, optioned left-handed pitcher Sammy SolĂ­s to Triple-A Syracuse and transferred right-handed pitcher Erick Fedde to the 60-day disabled list. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General

Ryan Zimmerman named National League Player of the Week

Following a week in which he hit .476 (10-for-21) with three doubles, three homers, 12 RBI, four walks and four runs scored in seven games, Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman was named the National League Player of the Week on Monday. Major League Baseball made the announcement on MLB Network. Zimmerman led the National League in slugging percentage (1.048), OPS (1.586), RBI (12) and tied

Orioles to host WWE Birdlandmania at Oriole Park on September 19

The Orioles invite fans to step into the ring and enjoy WWE Birdlandmania at Oriole Park on Wednesday, September 19, when the O’s host the Toronto Blue Jays at 7:05 p.m. ET. A limited number of ticket packages are available, which feature a game ticket and a limited-edition Oriole Bird “Birdlandmania” bobblehead. Ticket packages are $30 for an upper reserve seat or $45 for a

Nationals recall Koda Glover

The Washington Nationals recalled right-handed pitcher Koda Glover from Triple-A Syracuse and placed right-handed pitcher Kelvin Herrera on the 10-day disabled list with a right rotator cuff impingement. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Glover, 25, joins the Nationals for his first Major League assignment of the season after appearing in eight games with Triple-A Syracuse. He went

Nationals agree to terms with Greg Holland

The Washington Nationals agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Greg Holland and optioned right-handed pitcher Jimmy Cordero to Triple-A Syracuse on Tuesday. Additionally, right-handed pitcher Jefry Rodriguez was added as the 26th man for the first game of Tuesday’s doubleheader. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. Holland, 32, is 21-20 with 186 saves and a 2.93 ERA across

Juan Soto named National League Rookie of the Month

Following a month in which he hit .299 (29-for-97) with five doubles, one triple, five homers, 15 RBI, 16 walks and 18 runs scored in 25 games, Nationals outfielder Juan Soto was named the National League Rookie of the Month for the second consecutive month on Thursday. Major League Baseball made the announcement on MLB Network. Soto, 19, led National League rookies in batting average

Nationals select Jimmy Cordero’s contract from Triple-A Syracuse

The Washington Nationals selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Jimmy Cordero and designated right-handed pitcher Shawn Kelley for assignment on Wednesday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Cordero, 26, joins the Nationals for his first career Major League assignment. The hard-throwing right-hander is 4-1 with six saves and a 1.67 ERA (8 ER/43.0 IP) in 38 games for

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