Orioles name Ramon Martinez special assignment pitching instructor

The Orioles today announced that they have named Ramon Martinez as Special Assignment Pitching Instructor. Martinez will concentrate on developing Latin American pitchers throughout the organization. Martinez, 46, pitched 14 seasons in the Major Leagues, spending time with the Los Angeles Dodgers (1988-98), Boston Red Sox (1999-00), and Pittsburgh Pirates (2001) organizations. Over 301 games (297 starts), he went 135-88 with a 3.67 ERA (1895.2IP,

Cal Ripken Jr. to throw out first pitch, sign his new book on March 5 at Ed Smith Stadium

The Orioles today announced that Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr. will visit Ed Smith Stadium on Thursday, March 5 for the Orioles' 7:05 p.m. game against the Toronto Blue Jays, where he will throw out the ceremonial first pitch and sign copies of his new children's book, Out At Home, on the lower concourse beginning at 8:00 p.m. The visit is part of a

Orioles announce 2015 spring training opening day plans for this Wednesday

The Orioles have announced plans for the first home game of their 2015 Spring Training season and their sixth season in Sarasota. The team will face the Detroit Tigers at Ed Smith Stadium this Wednesday, March 4, at 1:05 p.m. All fans in attendance will receive a 2015 Spring Training schedule magnet, courtesy of Visit Sarasota County, as well as a rally towel provided by

Orioles sign free agent infielder Everth Cabrera to one-year contract

The Orioles today announced that they have signed free agent infielder Everth Cabrera to a one-year contract. Cabrera, 28, was a National League All-Star in 2013, becoming the first Nicaraguan-born position player to be named to an All-Star team. Cabrera batted .232/.272/.300 with three home runs and 20 RBI in 90 games with the Padres in 2014. In 481 career games, he has hit .248/.319/.333

Nationals announce mini plans for 2015 season

Beginning today, Washington Nationals fans will have the opportunity to choose between four exciting mini ticket plans to catch some of the hottest games of the 2015 season. This year's Mini Plans include: * Manager of the Year Plan (15 games): Celebrate Manager Matt Williams' 2014 Manager of the Year Award by signing up for this unique plan. This offer is comprised of 15 matchups

Nationals exercise 2016 option on manager Matt Williams

The Washington Nationals exercised the 2016 club option on manager Matt Williams' contract on Saturday. President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. "We are happy to pick up Matt's option for the 2016 season," Rizzo said. "It shows the great confidence we have in Matt to continue to lead this team on the field. During his rookie season, he helped

Fans invited to watch Orioles spring training workouts at Ed Smith Stadium

The first official spring training workout day for Orioles pitchers and catchers at Ed Smith Stadium will be held on Friday, February 20. Fans are invited to watch the team's workouts on the back fields at the complex each day until March 4, when home games begin. There is no charge to attend, and free parking is available in the East Lot off of 12th

Orioles name minor league managers, coaches and staff

The Orioles today announced the coaching staffs for their eight minor league affiliates for the 2015 season. Ron Johnson returns for his fourth season as the manager at Triple-A Norfolk after guiding the Tides to a 65-79 mark in 2014. The 2015 season will be Johnson's 22nd as a minor league manager. He has compiled 1,477 career victories (1,477-1,478 overall) and is 68 wins shy