Orioles name Scott Coolbaugh as major league hitting coach

The Orioles today announced that they have named Scott Coolbaugh as Major League Hitting Coach. Coolbaugh, 48, has been in the Texas organization for the last eight seasons, most recently serving at Minor League Hitting Coordinator in 2014. He was also Major League Hitting Coach through 2012 after being named to the post on June 8, 2011 by the Rangers. In 2012, Texas led the

Washington Nationals acquire right-hander Joe Ross and Player to be Named

The Washington Nationals acquired right-handed pitcher Joe Ross and a player to be named from the San Diego Padres in exchange for outfielder Steven Souza Jr. and minor league left-handed pitcher Travis Ott on Friday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. The deal was part of a three-team trade that also included the Tampa Bay Rays, who will

Orioles sign left-hander Wesley Wright to a one-year contract

The Orioles today announced that they have signed free agent left-hander Wesley Wright to a one-year contract. Wright, 29, posted a 3.17 ERA (48.1IP, 17ER) in 58 games for the Cubs in 2014, his third straight season making 55 or more appearances. He held left-handed hitters to a .594 OPS, not allowing an extra-base hit to a lefty in 85 plate appearances. Wright also allowed

Orioles name Kristen Hudak as Director of Public Relations

The Orioles today announced that Kristen Hudak has been named Director, Public Relations. Hudak, who returns to the Orioles' market after three and a half years at ESPN, will oversee the public relations department, including corporate communications, media relations, online communications, photography, and team publications. She will begin her duties on Monday, December 29, reporting directly to Greg Bader, Vice President, Communications & Marketing. As

Nationals acquire second baseman Chris Bostick and right-hander Abel de Los Santos from the Rangers

The Washington Nationals acquired second baseman Chris Bostick and right-handed reliever Abel de Los Santos from the Texas Rangers on Friday in exchange for left-handed pitcher Ross Detwiler. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Bostick, 21, has a .270 career batting average and a .341 on-base percentage in four Minor League seasons ranging from Rookie Level to high

Orioles offer unique experiences in MLB online auction benefitting LUNGevity Foundation

The Orioles are encouraging fans to bid on once in a lifetime auction opportunities via www.mlb.com/lungevity until 11:00 p.m. ET tonight, with proceeds going to the LUNGevity Foundation in memory of Orioles' late Public Relations Director Monica Barlow, who worked closely with the charity. Major League Baseball, MLB Advanced Media, MLB Network, and all 30 Clubs have organized a Winter Meetings charity auction featuring exclusive

Orioles select right-hander Logan Verrett in Rule 5 draft

The Orioles today announced that they have selected right-hander Logan Verrett in the Rule 5 draft from the New York Mets organization. Verrett, 24, went 11-5 with a 4.33 ERA (162.0IP, 78ER) in 28 starts with Triple-A Las Vegas in 2014. In three seasons in the New York organization, he has gone 28-13 with a 3.89 ERA (411.1IP, 178ER) and 3.5 strikeouts per walk. Verrett

Orioles acquire right-hander Jason Garcia from Houston in exchange for cash considerations

The Orioles today announced that they have acquired right-hander Jason Garcia from Houston following his selection with the #4 pick in the Rule 5 draft out of the Boston Red Sox organization in exchange for cash considerations. Garcia, 22, went 3-2 with three saves and a 3.67 ERA (56.1IP, 23ER) in 14 combined games (seven starts) with Class-A Lowell and Greenville. He struck out 9.4