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Nationals announce 2019 awards

The Washington Nationals announced the winners of the fourth-annual end-of-season awards as voted on by members of the local media. Third baseman Anthony Rendon was voted 2019 Nationals Player of the Year, while right-handed pitcher Stephen Strasburg was named Pitcher of the Year. Left-handed pitcher Sean Doolittle was given the ‘Good Guy’ Award, given to a player who is exceptionally accommodating to the media and

Nationals announce 2019 minor league awards

The Washington Nationals selected the following players as their 2019 Minor League Players of the Year: * Player of the Year - Outfielder Yadiel Hernandez * Pitcher of the Year - Left-handed pitcher Tim Cate * Defensive Player of the Year - Infielder Luis GarcĂ­a * Baserunner of the Year - Infielder/Outfielder Cole Freeman * Seventh annual Bob Boone Award Winner - Catcher Jakson Reetz

Orioles Charitable Foundation grants funds in support of Baltimore arts and music education

The Orioles Charitable Foundation today announced community grants to Jubilee Arts and Baltimore School for the Arts (BSA). These grants are a result of charitable funds raised during the Athletes & Artists Play for Kids fundraiser held the evening before the historic, first-ever concert at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, featuring Billy Joel. The Orioles are committed to supporting arts education, hosting a collection of

Orioles infielder/outfielder Trey Mancini named 2019 Most Valuable Oriole

The Orioles today announced that infielder/outfielder Trey Mancini has been voted the winner of the 2019 Louis M. Hatter Most Valuable Oriole Award by members of the local media who cover the team on a regular basis. He will be recognized for his accomplishments in an on-field ceremony prior to Sunday’s home finale against the Seattle Mariners. Mancini enters play today hitting .286/.356/.536 (163-for-569) with

Orioles announce Fan Appreciation Weekend schedule

The Orioles today announced plans for Fan Appreciation Weekend, which will be held beginning tonight, Friday, September 20, through Sunday, September 22, when the Orioles host the Seattle Mariners for the final three-game series of the 2019 regular season. The weekend will feature exclusive giveaways and opportunities for fans to enjoy unforgettable experiences at Oriole Park. As a “thank you” to fans for their support

Orioles announce 2019 award winners in player development and scouting

The Orioles today announced the winners of their player development and scouting awards for 2019, including infielder/outfielder Ryan Mountcastle as the club’s top minor league player and right-hander Mike Baumann and right-hander Grayson Rodriguez as the club’s top minor league pitchers. The award winners will interact with fans during Q&A sessions on Saturday, September 21, on the Budweiser Roof Deck starting at 5:30 p.m. They

Nationals, Levy launch food recovery program with Nourish Now

The Washington Nationals and hospitality partner Levy are proud to announce a new partnership with Nourish Now, a Maryland-based food recovery non-profit. Nourish Now will receive and distribute appropriate excess food items from Nationals Park’s concession stands, clubs, and suites. The comprehensive food recovery program will also include food from special events held at the ballpark throughout the year. The majority of the collected items

Orioles announce Baseball Operations Department staff changes

The Orioles have made the following Baseball Operations Department staff changes: * Matt Blood has been named Director of Player Development. He will spearhead staff recruitment, technology programs, and player development strategies throughout the minor leagues. Blood previously served as the Director of Baseball Innovation for the Texas Rangers. Kent Qualls will continue as Director of Minor League Operations. He will focus on roster management,

Anthony Rendon named Nationals’ nominee for Roberto Clemente Award

Major League Baseball today announced that Anthony Rendon was named the Washington Nationals 2019 nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award, the most prestigious individual award for Major League players. The Roberto Clemente Award is the annual recognition of a Major League player who best represents the game of Baseball through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive contributions, both on and off the field. Every

Chris Davis named Orioles’ nominee for Roberto Clemente Award

Major League Baseball today announced that for the third-straight year, Chris Davis was named the Orioles’ 2019 nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award, the most prominent individual player award bestowed by MLB. The Roberto Clemente Award is the annual recognition of a player from each MLB club who best represents the game of baseball through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy, and positive contributions, both

Nationals select contract of Tres Barrera

The Washington Nationals selected the contract of catcher Tres Barrera from Double-A Harrisburg on Sunday. Additionally, the Nationals recalled catcher Spencer Kieboom from Double-A Harrisburg and placed him on the 60-day Injured List with right elbow inflammation. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. Barrera, 24, hit .249 with 23 doubles, eight homers, 46 RBI, 36 walks and 42

Nationals to host inaugual Battle of the Base tournament championship

The Washington Nationals are excited to host the inaugural Battle of the Bases Championship softball game at Nationals Park on Saturday, September 14. The championship game will take place after the conclusion of the Nationals 4:05 p.m. game against the Atlanta Braves. The Battle of the Bases Championship is FREE to attend. The Battle of the Bases softball tournament served as an extension of the

Orioles introduce Baby Birds membership for newborns

The Orioles today announced the launch of Baby Birds, a new membership club created to welcome the club’s youngest fans to Birdland. The program, created in partnership with MedStar Health, includes an Orioles bib and onesie for the newest generation of O’s fans. Beginning today, September 4, parents of babies born at MedStar Harbor Hospital and MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center will enjoy complimentary enrollment

Nationals recall Wilmer Difo and Michael A. Taylor

The Washington Nationals recalled infielder Wilmer Difo from Triple-A Fresno and outfielder Michael A. Taylor from Double-A Harrisburg on Tuesday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Difo, 27, returns to the Nationals after going 19-for-45 (.422) with five doubles, two triples, one homer, 12 RBI, seven walks and 10 runs scored in his last 10 games with Triple-A

Nationals announce roster moves

The Washington Nationals made the following roster moves on Sunday in conjunction with expanded September rosters. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. * Returned from rehab assignment and reinstated left-handed pitcher Sean Doolittle from the 10-day Injured List * Returned from rehab assignment and reinstated first baseman Ryan Zimmerman from the 10-day Injured List * Returned from rehab

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