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Orioles equipment trucks embark on 1,000-mile journey to Ed Smith Stadium

Earlier today, Von Paris Moving & Storage trucks carrying Orioles equipment departed from Oriole Park, making their way to Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota in preparation for the 2021 Spring Training season. Orioles staff have gone above and beyond to implement health and safety protocols as they packed and loaded equipment for departure. In addition to wearing masks and gloves at all times, the crew

Nationals agree to terms with left-hander Jon Lester

The Washington Nationals agreed to terms on a one-year contract with three-time World Series Champion and five-time All-Star left-handed pitcher Jon Lester on Wednesday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Lester, 37, joins the Nationals after six seasons with the Chicago Cubs in which he went 77-44 with a 3.64 ERA in 171 starts. He won double-digit games

Orioles sign infielder Freddy Galvis

The Orioles today announced that they have signed infielder Freddy Galvis to a one-year contract for the 2021 season. Galvis, 31, appeared in 47 games for the Cincinnati Reds in 2020, making 31 starts at shortstop and 11 at second base. He posted a combined .977 fielding percentage between the two positions. He hit .220/.308/.404 (31-for-141) with seven home runs, 18 runs scored, and 16

Nationals agree to terms with left-hander Brad Hand

The Washington Nationals agreed to terms on a one-year contract with left-handed pitcher Brad Hand on Tuesday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Hand, 30, joins the Nationals after going 2-1 with a 2.05 ERA and a Major League-leading 16 saves in 2020. He struck out 29 batters while walking just four in 22.0 innings pitched across 23

Orioles announce 2021 broadcast team

The Orioles today announced the club’s 2021 broadcast team, including on-air talent for the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN) and the Orioles Radio Network. The versatile Orioles talent lineup features returning veterans and rising stars, who will continue to appear in multiple roles across MASN and Orioles Radio Network programming: * Geoff Arnold returns for his second season with the Orioles broadcast team. He will primarily

MASN to launch in-market streaming for all 300+ Orioles and Nationals games

MASN to deliver more than 300 live Major League Baseball games and more than 600 pre- and post-game shows for Orioles and Nationals, reaching 7 states and 20 million digital viewers on multiple platforms in 14 Nielsen media markets MASN to bring more than 140 ACC events to its viewers, including football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, and ACC Olympic sports teams; ACC content also to

Nationals agree to terms with first baseman Ryan Zimmerman

The Washington Nationals agreed to terms on a one-year contract with first baseman Ryan Zimmerman on Saturday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Zimmerman, 36, has spent his entire 15-year Major League career with the Washington Nationals. Entering the 2021 season, he stands as the all-time Nationals (2005-pres.) leader in nearly every offensive category. In 1,689 career games,

Nationals agree to terms with 10 international free agents

The Washington Nationals agreed to terms with 10 international free agents on Friday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo and Vice President and Assistant General Manager of International Operations Johnny DiPuglia made the joint announcement. * RHP Jefrem Leon, R/R, 9/9/2002, Aruba* OF Cristian Batista, L/L, 5/2/2004, Dominican Republic* SS Armando Cruz, R/R, 1/16/2004, Dominican Republic* INF Winder Diaz, S/R, 9/5/2002,

Orioles open 2021 international signing period by adding 17 players

The Baltimore Orioles today announced that they have opened the 2020-21 International Signing period with 17 contract agreements. Highlighting the Orioles 2020-21 International Signing class are the clubs first-ever seven figure international signings, catcher Samuel Basallo and shortstop Maikol Hernández. Additionally, 11 more of the group are six figure agreements. Of the 17 total agreements, 13 are from the Dominican Republic and four are from

Nationals, BetMGM announce exclusive multi-year partnership

The Washington Nationals announced today a multi-year, exclusive partnership with BetMGM, a leading sports betting and digital gaming company. Key details of the partnership include the opening of a BetMGM Sportsbook connected to Nationals Park and the launch of a mobile app within the permitted area around the Park, as well as fan-focused campaigns and co-branding opportunities. “The Nationals are thrilled to expand our strong

Nationals agree to terms with outfielder Kyle Schwarber

The Washington Nationals agreed to terms on a one-year contract with outfielder Kyle Schwarber on Saturday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Schwarber, 27, joins the Nationals after six Major League seasons as a member of the Chicago Cubs. During that time, he became just the third Cubs left-handed hitter to record multiple 30-homer campaigns (2017, 2019), joining

Orioles announce 2021 major league coaching staff

The Orioles today announced their 2021 Major League Coaching Staff. They have named Tony Mansolino as Third Base Coach. Darren Holmes shifts from Bullpen Coach to Assistant Pitching Coach and Chris Holt shifts from Director of Pitching to Pitching Coach/Director of Pitching. All other coaches remain in their same positions: Tim Cossins as Major League Field Coordinator/Catching Instructor, Fredi González as Major League Coach, José

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