Melvin Mora, John Lowenstein and Gary Roenicke elected to Orioles Hall of Fame

The Orioles today announced that former Orioles third baseman Melvin Mora has been elected to the Orioles Hall of Fame. Additionally, the former left field platoon duo of John Lowenstein and Gary Roenicke will be enshrined as selections of the Veteran's Committee, and long-time Orioles scout Fred Uhlman Sr. will be inducted as this year's Herb Armstrong Award winner. Mora, Roenicke, and Uhlman will be

Nationals reinstate Span from 15-day disabled list

The Washington Nationals returned from rehab and reinstated center fielder Denard Span from the 15-day disabled list and optioned outfielder Michael A. Taylor to Triple-A Syracuse on Sunday. President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Span, who underwent surgery to repair a right core muscle injury on March 9, returns to the Nationals' active roster after a three-game rehab stint

Orioles place infielder Jonathan Schoop on disabled list, reinstate infielder Jimmy Paredes from DL

The Orioles today announced that they have placed infielder Jonathan Schoop on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right knee. In a corresponding move, the Orioles have reinstated infielder Jimmy Paredes from the disabled list. Paredes, 26, was placed on the 15-day disabled list to begin the season (retroactive to April 1) with a lower back strain. He made one rehabilitation appearance with Double-A

Nationals recall left-hander Felipe Rivero from Triple-A Syracuse

The Washington Nationals recalled left-handed pitcher Felipe Rivero from Triple-A Syracuse on Thursday, and optioned RHP Taylor Jordan there. President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Rivero, 23, joins the Nationals for his first Major League assignment and provides the team with a second left-handed reliever in the bullpen. In five Spring Training games (5.2 IP) with the Nationals this

Birdland Passport program returns in 2015

The Orioles today announced that the popular Birdland Passport program, designed to reward fans who visit Oriole Park at Camden Yards and the Orioles' local minor league affiliates, is back for another season. All five minor league affiliates - the Norfolk Tides, Bowie Baysox, Frederick Keys, Delmarva Shorebirds, and Aberdeen IronBirds - will continue to participate this season. "The Birdland Passport program has been widely

Nationals recall Jordan, place Stammen on DL

The Washington Nationals recalled right-handed pitcher Taylor Jordan from Triple-A Syracuse and placed right-handed pitcher Craig Stammen on the 15-day disabled list with right forearm stiffness on Wednesday. President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Jordan, 26, joins the Nationals for the first time this season. The right-hander made one start for Triple-A Syracuse (April 10 at Scranton-Wilkes/Barre), tossing six

Nationals select contract of right-hander Rafael Martin

The Washington Nationals selected the contract of right-hander Rafael Martin on Tuesday and designated left-hander Xavier Cedeno for assignment. President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Martin, 30, joins the Nationals for his first Major League assignment. Plucked from the Mexican Winter League after catching the eye of Nationals Director of International Scouting Bill Singer, Martin signed with Washington as

Orioles invite public to watch extended spring training games in Sarasota

The public is invited to watch Orioles minor league players in action in Sarasota during Extended Spring Training during the months of April, May and June. There is no charge to attend the games, which will be held on Field 4 at the Ed Smith Stadium complex beginning tomorrow, April 14. Gates open 30 minutes before game time. Free parking is available in the East