Scherzer named National League Player of the Week

Following his first career no-hitter on Saturday -- and on the heels of 18.0 consecutive scoreless, one-hit frames -- Washington Nationals right-handed pitcher Max Scherzer earned the National League Player of the Week award on Monday. Major League Baseball made the announcement on MLB Network. Scherzer did not allow a hit while striking out ten Pittsburgh Pirates en route to the second no-hitter in Nationals

Orioles recall right-hander Oliver Drake from Triple-A Norfolk, option right-hander Kevin Gausman to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled right-hander Oliver Drake from Triple-A Norfolk and optioned right-hander Kevin Gausman to Triple-A Norfolk. Drake, 28, made his major league debut with the Orioles this season on May 23 at Miami, tossing 3.0 scoreless innings. He went 0-0 with a 3.52 ERA (7.2IP, 3ER) in five games with the Orioles. This will be his second stint with

Orioles make five roster moves

The Orioles today announced that they have reinstated right-hander Kevin Gausman from the 15-day disabled list, selected the contract of right-hander Mychal Givens from Double-A Bowie, optioned right-handers Tyler Wilson and Mike Wright to Triple-A Norfolk, and transferred right-hander Jason Garcia to the 60-day disabled list. Gausman, 24, was placed on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder tendinitis on May 8. He made three

Nats place Roark on paternity list, recall Hill from Triple-A Syracuse

The Washington Nationals recalled right-handed pitcher Taylor Hill from Triple-A Syracuse and placed right-handed pitcher Tanner Roark on the paternity list. President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Hill, 26, returns to the Nationals one day after he was optioned to Syracuse upon the return of right-handed pitcher Doug Fister from the disabled list. Hill's posted a 3.75 ERA in

Gulf Coast League Orioles play first game of season Tuesday in Sarasota

The Orioles Gulf Coast League (GCL) team will play its first home game of the 2015 season at the Ed Smith Stadium complex on Tuesday, June 23, at 12:00 p.m. against the GCL Twins. The GCL, which includes 14 teams in Florida, gives recently drafted or signed players their first experience in professional baseball. The Orioles are scheduled to play 30 GCL home games between

Nationals reinstate Fister from DL, option Hill to Triple-A Syracuse

The Washington Nationals returned from rehab and reinstated right-handed pitcher Doug Fister on Thursday, and optioned right-handed pitcher Taylor Hill to Triple-A Syracuse. President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Fister, who will start Thursday night vs. Tampa Bay at Nationals Park, rejoins the Nationals after missing 29 games with right forearm tightness. The 31-year-old was 0-1 with a 0.93

Orioles select contract of Chris Pamelee from Triple-A Norfolk, option Wei-Yin Chen to Single-A Frederick; Jonathan Schoop transferred to 60-day DL

The Orioles today announced that they have selected the contract of infielder Chris Parmelee from Triple-A Norfolk, optioned left-hander Wei-Yin Chen to High-A Frederick, and transferred infielder Jonathan Schoop to the 60-day disabled list (sprained right knee). Parmelee, 27, batted .312/.381/.444 (73-234) with 13 doubles, six home runs, 32 runs scored, and 32 RBI in 61 games with the Tides this season. He posted a

Orioles agree to terms with draft pick, shortstop Ryan Mountcastle

The Orioles today announced that they have agreed to terms with their second selection in the first round of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft, shortstop Ryan Mountcastle of Hagerty (FL) High School. Mountcastle was selected with the 36th overall pick in the first round of the 2015 Draft. Mountcastle, 18, is a 6-foot-3, 180 pound, right-handed hitting shortstop. He was a 2015 Perfect Game First