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Orioles announce 2020 major league coaching staff

The Orioles today announced their 2020 Major League Coaching Staff. They have named Fredi González as Major League Coach, Darren Holmes as Bullpen Coach, and Anthony Sanders as First Base Coach. José Hernández shifts from Major League Coach to Assistant Hitting Coach, while all other coaches remain in their same positions: Doug Brocail as Pitching Coach, Tim Cossins as Major League Field Coordinator/Catching Instructor, José

Nationals announce 2020 minor league staff

The Washington Nationals announced their Minor League managers, coaches and coordinators for the 2020 season on Thursday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Former Triple-A Fresno pitching coach Brad Holman will fill the role of Minor League pitching coordinator, the spot vacated by the promotion of Paul Menhart to Major League pitching coach. Michael Tejera moves from Double-A

National Mascot Hall of Fame announces official 2020 inductees

Whiting, Ind. - The National Mascot Hall of Fame (MHOF) is excited to announce the four professional mascots being inducted into the Hall in June of 2020; Youppi! (Montreal Canadiens, NHL), Boomer (Indiana Pacers, NBA), The Oriole Bird (Baltimore Orioles, MLB), and Blue (Indianapolis Colts, NFL). The official announcement was made publicly at the MHOF’s 2nd Annual Fur Tie Fundraiser held at the museum located

Orioles make Rule 5 roster moves

Today, the Orioles made the following roster moves: Selected RHP Brandon Bailey from the Houston Astros organization with the second pick in the Rule 5 Draft. Selected RHP Michael Rucker from the Chicago Cubs organization in the second round of the Rule 5 Draft. Selected OF Cristopher Céspedes from the Cleveland Indians organization with the second pick in the Triple-A phase of the Rule 5

Nationals agree to terms with Yan Gomes and Howie Kendrick

The Washington Nationals agreed to terms on a two-year contract with catcher Yan Gomes and a one-year contract with a mutual option for 2021 with infielder Howie Kendrick on Tuesday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. Gomes, 32, returns to the Nationals after hitting .223 with 16 doubles, 12 home runs, 43 RBI, 38 walks, two stolen bases

Nationals agree to terms with Stephen Strasburg

The Washington Nationals agreed to terms on a seven-year contract with right-handed pitcher Stephen Strasburg on Monday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Strasburg, 31, went 18-6 with a 3.32 ERA and struck out a career-high 251 batters in 33 starts in 2019. He led the National League in wins (18) and innings pitched (209.0) and ranked among

Orioles offer exclusive experiences, memorabilia as part of 2019 Winter Meetings charity auction

In support of the annual charity auction during Baseball’s Winter Meetings, the Orioles will auction off unique experiences and autographed memorabilia for fans to bid on. Proceeds from the auction will benefit several different ALS charities which provide a mix of awareness, research, and care. All items below will be fulfilled on a mutually agreed upon date. Auction experiences include the chance for a fan

Nationals agree to terms with right-handed pitcher Kyle Finnegan

The Washington Nationals agreed to terms on a Major League contract with right-handed pitcher Kyle Finnegan on Sunday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Finnegan, 28, joins the Nationals after seven seasons in the Oakland Athletics’ Minor League system. In 2019, he went 3-2 with 14 saves and a 2.31 ERA (13 ER/50.2 IP) in 42 relief appearances

Orioles acquire four players from the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for RHP Dylan Bundy

The Orioles today announced that they have acquired RHP Kyle Bradish, RHP Kyle Brnovich (BRIN-oh-vich), RHP Isaac Mattson and RHP Zach Peek from the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for RHP Dylan Bundy. The Orioles 40-man roster currently has 37 players. Bradish, 23, made 24 appearances (18 starts) for the Angels Class A-Advanced affiliate Inland Empire in 2019. He posted a record of 6-7 with

Mike Rizzo named Baseball America’s Executive of the Year

Washington Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo was named Baseball America’s 2019 Executive of the Year on Tuesday after guiding the organization to its first World Series Championship. It is the first time Baseball America has honored Rizzo with this award. He was previously named the 2012 MLB Executive of the Year by the Boston Chapter of the Baseball Writers’ Association

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