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Nationals reinstate Jon Lester from injured list

The Washington Nationals reinstated left-handed pitcher Jon Lester from the Injured List on Friday. Additionally, Washington optioned right-handed pitcher Steven Fuentes and transferred left-handed pitcher Luis Avilán to the 60-day Injured List. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. Lester, 37, will take the mound for his first start as a member of the Washington Nationals on Friday night

DC Sports Hall of Fame to add seven area greats as 2021 Inductees

Washington, D.C. - Five individuals who had distinguished careers in a variety of sports are among seven people who have been selected for induction into the Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame in 2021. The formal induction into the DC Sports Hall of Fame is conducted at Nationals Park prior to a Washington Nationals game. A date for the induction ceremony to recognize this year’s

Orioles partner with Maryland Department of Health to offer free, voluntary COVID-19 testing during home games

The Orioles and the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) today announced a partnership that will bring free COVID-19 testing to the fans of Birdland during home games at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Beginning today, fans can receive a complimentary PCR test at the ballpark’s COVID-19 testing site, located along Lower Level Concourse outside Section 26. Fans will also have the opportunity learn about COVID-19

Orioles name Adrienne Roberson as new public address announcer

The Orioles today announced that Adrienne Roberson has been named the club’s new public address announcer, the first female voice in franchise history. She is the fourth active female PA announcer in Major League Baseball, joining Renel Brooks-Moon (San Francisco Giants), Marysol Castro (New York Mets), and Amelia Schimmel (Oakland Athletics). “This is a dream come true, and I am honored to be the next

Josh Bell to host Josh Bell’s Book Club

Today, the Washington Nationals and first baseman Josh Bell announced the start of Josh Bell’s Book Club, a monthly book club for adults focused on self-improvement. Each month throughout the 2021 season, Josh will lead an hour-long, virtual discussion about a book that he has selected to feature in the club. Josh has purposefully chosen books for the club that offer concepts, mindsets, and inspiration

Nationals recall Steven Fuentes

The Washington Nationals recalled right-handed pitcher Steven Fuentes and optioned right-handed pitcher Ryne Harper to the Alternate Training Site (Fredericksburg) on Tuesday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Fuentes, 23, joins the active roster for the first time in his career after taking part in his first Major League Spring Training in 2021. He spent the entire 2020

Orioles and Pepsi Stronger Together announce partnership to empower local youth

The Orioles today announced a three-year partnership with Pepsi Stronger Together - PepsiCo’s series of grassroots initiatives bringing tailored programming support to communities across the country - to empower the next generation of baseball and softball players in Baltimore City. Through a series of strategic programs, the Orioles and Pepsi Stronger Together will give Baltimore City youth the opportunity to play on improved fields, receive

Nationals select the contract of Paolo Espino and recall Ryne Harper

The Washington Nationals selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Paolo Espino and recalled right-handed pitcher Ryne Harper from the Alternate Training Site (Fredericksburg) on Sunday. Additionally, the Nationals placed right-handed pitchers Stephen Strasburg (right shoulder inflammation; retroactive to 4/15) and Wander Suero (left oblique strain) on the 10-day Injured List. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. Espino, 34,

Nationals announce roster moves

The Washington Nationals recalled right-handed pitcher Kyle McGowin from the Alternate Training Site (Fredericksburg) and placed left-handed pitcher Luis Avilán on the 10-Day Injured List with left elbow inflammation on Friday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. McGowin, 29, appeared in two games out of the Nationals’ bullpen before being optioned to the Alternate Training Site on April

Tonight’s Mariners-Orioles game postponed due to rain

Tonight’s scheduled game between the Orioles and Seattle Mariners has been postponed due to inclement weather. The game will be made up as part of a traditional (single-admission) doubleheader on Thursday, April 15. Both games of tomorrow’s doubleheader will be seven innings. The first game will begin at 12:35 p.m. ET, followed by game two approximately 45 minutes after the first game concludes. Fans holding

Mariners-Orioles opener postponed due to rain

Tonight’s scheduled game between the Orioles and Seattle Mariners has been postponed due to inclement weather. The game will be made up as part of a traditional (single-admission) doubleheader on Tuesday, April 13. The first game of tomorrow’s doubleheader will begin at 4:05 p.m. ET, followed by the regularly-scheduled game approximately 45 minutes after the first game concludes. Fans holding tickets for the originally scheduled

Nationals announce roster moves

The Washington Nationals announced the following roster moves on Monday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Reinstated first baseman Josh Bell, infielder Josh Harrison and outfielder Kyle Schwarber from the Injured List. * Optioned infielder Luis García and outfielder Yadiel Hernandez to the Alternate Training Site (Fredericksburg) and placed them on the Taxi Squad.* Returned right-handed pitcher Ryne

Nationals reinstate left-handed pitcher Patrick Corbin

The Washington Nationals announced the following roster moves on Saturday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. · Reinstated left-handed pitcher Patrick Corbin from the Injured List. · Optioned right-handed pitcher Kyle McGowin and added him to the Taxi Squad. · Returned infielder Adrián Sanchez to the Alternate Training Site (Fredericksburg).

Nationals announce roster moves

The Washington Nationals announced the following roster moves on Friday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. * Reinstated catcher Alex Avila, catcher Yan Gomes, left-handed pitcher Brad Hand and infielder Jordy Mercer from the Injured List. * Optioned catcher Tres Barrera and right-handed pitcher Ryne Harper and added them to the Taxi Squad. * Optioned infielder Carter Kieboom

Orioles announce Opening Day celebrations and new ballpark features for 2021

In preparation for the club’s home opener on Thursday, April 8, at 3:05 p.m. ET against the Boston Red Sox, the Orioles have announced celebration plans and new ballpark features for the 2021 season. Festivities will begin at 2:30 p.m. ET with a special pre-game ceremony emceed by Orioles broadcaster Rob Long. Opening Day will feature: Welcome Back Video: The Orioles will welcome fans back

Nationals announce roster moves

The Washington Nationals announced the following roster moves on Tuesday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. * Placed right-handed pitcher Will Harris (right hand inflammation) on the 10-day Injured List retroactive to March 29. Washington also placed catcher Alex Avila, first baseman Josh Bell, left-handed pitcher Patrick Corbin, catcher Yan Gomes, left-handed pitcher Brad Hand, infielder Josh Harrison,

Washington Nationals to face Atlanta Braves on opening day

The Washington Nationals will celebrate Opening Day and their first home game of the 2021 season on Tuesday, April 6 when the team hosts the Atlanta Braves. The game will be aired on MASN2, with first pitch scheduled for 4:05 p.m. ET. The game will also be broadcasted on 106.7 The Fan FM. In accordance with CDC recommendations and MLB protocols, the Nationals will implement

Orioles promote Adam Esselman to manager of baseball communications

The Orioles today announced that Adam Esselman has been promoted to Manager, Baseball Communications. Esselman will manage the day-to-day operations of baseball communications, including gameday communications, game notes, and player and coach interviews, and will serve as the primary communications representative while the team is on the road. The 2021 season will mark Esselman’s fifth with the Orioles and seventh in professional baseball. Esselman was

Orioles promote Adam Esselman to Manager of Baseball Communications

The Orioles today announced that Adam Esselman has been promoted to Manager, Baseball Communications. Esselman will manage the day-to-day operations of baseball communications, including gameday communications, game notes, and player and coach interviews, and will serve as the primary communications representative while the team is on the road. The 2021 season will mark Esselman’s fifth with the Orioles and seventh in professional baseball. Esselman was

MASN, DIRECTV announce multi-year extension to carry MASN through entire seven-state territory

DIRECTV was first major distributor to offer the regional sports network in 2005 MASN, the exclusive television home of Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals baseball, announced a multiyear renewal agreement with DIRECTV to continue carrying the regional sports network effective immediately. “We believe in the power and emotional engagement of live sports, and are excited to bring AT&T TV and DIRECTV customers their live,

Statement from Orioles Chairman and CEO John Angelos and Mayor Brandon Scott

The Orioles organization joins the City of Baltimore in support of today’s decision by Major League Baseball to relocate the 2021 All-Star Game and MLB Draft. As the birthplace of civil rights icon Thurgood Marshall, we stand united with Commissioner Manfred in denouncing this malicious legislative effort to suppress voters in Georgia and other state legislatures. Baseball is our national pastime and preserving the right

Orioles set 2021 Opening Day roster

The Orioles today officially set their 26-man roster for Opening Day. The roster includes 14 pitchers, two catchers, six infielders, and four outfielders. 11 of the 26 players were on the Orioles’ 2020 Opening Day roster. Six players are donning an Orioles jersey for the first time. The Orioles have placed OF DJ Stewart (left hamstring strain) on the 10-day Injured List and RHP Shawn

Washington Nationals to face New York Mets on opening day

The Washington Nationals will celebrate Opening Day and their first home game of the 2021 season on Thursday, April 1 when the team hosts the New York Mets. The game will be aired exclusively on ESPN, with first pitch scheduled for 7:09 p.m. ET. The game will also be broadcasted on 106.7 The Fan FM. In accordance with CDC recommendations and MLB protocols, the Nationals

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