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Orioles Roster Moves 8/8/20

August 8, 2020

This afternoon, the Orioles made the following roster moves:

  • Recalled LHP Keegan Akin from the Alternate Training Site at Double-A Bowie. He will wear No. 45 and his first appearance will be his Major League debut.
  • Optioned OF Cedric Mullins to the Alternate Training Site at Double-A Bowie.

Orioles roster move 8/5/2020

August 5, 2020

Following tonight’s game, the Orioles made the following roster move:

  • Optioned OF DJ Stewart to the Baltimore Alternate Training Site.

Melanie Newman to make Orioles history as first female game broadcaster

August 4, 2020

Orioles broadcaster MELANIE NEWMAN will become the first female broadcaster in franchise history to call play-by-play for a regular season game tonight as the club hosts the Miami Marlins at 8:15 p.m. ET. Newman, who will handle play-by-play duties on the 44-station Orioles Radio Network alongside GEOFF ARNOLD, will become

Orioles roster moves 8/3/20

August 3, 2020

This evening, the Orioles made the following roster moves: • Added RHP Kyle Bradish, OF Ryan McKenna, and LHP Bruce Zimmermann to the 60-man player pool. They will report to the Alternate Training Site at Double-A Bowie. The Orioles have 57 players on their 60-man player pool list.

Orioles-Marlins four-game series set to begin Tuesday in Baltimore

Teams will play a seven-inning doubleheader on Wednesday evening
August 3, 2020

The Baltimore Orioles and Miami Marlins will begin a four-game series on Tuesday, August 4, at 7:35 p.m. ET at Oriole Park at Camden Yards with the Orioles serving as the home team for the first two games. Major League Baseball and club officials will continue to monitor the track

Orioles roster move 8/1/2020

August 1, 2020

This afternoon, the Orioles made the following roster move:

  • Selected the contract of C Bryan Holaday. He will wear No. 36. The Orioles 40-man roster currently has 39 players. The 60-man player pool has 54 players.

Orioles roster moves for 7/31/2020

July 31, 2020

This afternoon, the Orioles made the following roster moves:

  • Placed RHP Kohl Stewart on the Injured List and removed him from the 60-man player pool and 40-man roster.
  • Selected the contract of RHP Thomas Eshelman. The 40-man roster currently has 39 players. The 60-man player pool has 55

Orioles Game Notes, Wednesday 7/29 vs. Yankees

July 29, 2020

Orioles Game Notes: Wednesday, July 29 vs. Yankees (PDF)

Orioles announce plans for home opener on July 29

July 28, 2020

The Orioles today announced plans for the club’s home opener on Wednesday, July 29, at 7:35 p.m. ET against the New York Yankees, which will air on MASN and across the 44-station Orioles Radio Network, including flagship 105.7 The Fan. MASN’s telecast will begin with a 30-minute O’s Xtra pregame

Mo Gaba elected to Orioles Hall of Fame

14-year-old Orioles superfan honored as the second-ever recipient of The Wild Bill Hagy Award
July 28, 2020

The Baltimore Orioles today announced that beloved Orioles superfan MOSSILA “MO” GABA has been elected to the Orioles Hall of Fame as the second-ever recipient of The Wild Billy Hagy Award. Mo, a resident of Glen Burnie, Md., began calling in to 105.7 The Fan’s sports programming in 2015 at

Orioles set 2020 Opening Day roster

July 23, 2020

The Orioles today officially set their 30-man roster for Opening Day. The roster includes 16 pitchers, two catchers, seven infielders, and five outfielders. 12 of the 30 players were on the Orioles’ 2019 Opening Day roster. Eight players are donning an Orioles jersey for the first time. Three players will

Orioles roster moves 7/16/2020

July 16, 2020

This afternoon, the Orioles made the following roster moves:

  • Added OF Yusniel Diaz, LHP DL Hall, and INF Ramón Urías to the 60-man player pool, all of whom will report to the Alternate Training Site at Double-A Bowie.

Orioles Announce 2021 Schedule

Home opener slated for April 8 at Oriole Park against the Boston Red Sox
July 9, 2020

The Orioles today announced that their 2021 home schedule will begin on Thursday, April 8, at Oriole Park against the Boston Red Sox, as part of a seven-game homestand against the Red Sox (three games) and Seattle Mariners (four games). The club will begin the 2021 season on the road

Orioles Announce Updated 2020 Schedule

Opening Day slated for July 24 at Fenway Park, home opener on July 29 against Miami
July 6, 2020

The Orioles today announced that their updated 2020 season will open on Friday, July 24, at Fenway Park against the Boston Red Sox, as part of a season-opening, five-game road trip against the Red Sox (three games) and Miami Marlins (two games). The club will open the 2020 home schedule

Orioles sign first round Draft selection Heston Kjerstad

June 30, 2020

The Baltimore Orioles today announced that they have signed their first selection, second overall, of the 2020 First-Year Player Draft, OF HESTON KJERSTAD (KERR-stad), from the University of Arkansas. Kjerstad, 21, hit .448/.513/.791 (30-for-67) with five doubles, six home runs, 19 runs, and 20 RBI in 16 games during his

Orioles announce initial 60-man player pool list

June 28, 2020

The Orioles today announced the initial list of 44 players to their 60-man Major League Player Pool. Additional players will be added to the list in the coming days. The 44-man list includes 18 right-handed pitchers, eight left-handed pitchers, four catchers, 10 infielders, and four outfielders. A complete list of

Orioles sign two Draft selections

June 27, 2020

The Baltimore Orioles have signed two of their selections from the 2020 First-Year Player Draft. The Orioles today signed INF Jordan Westburg (Competitive Balance Round A, No. 30 overall) from Mississippi State University and OF Hudson Haskin (Second Round, No. 39 overall) from Tulane University (LA).

Trey Mancini partners with Colorectal Cancer Alliance

Orioles to sell #F16HT T-shirts in support of Mancini’s fight against colon cancer
June 18, 2020

Orioles infielder/outfielder TREY MANCINI will team up with the Colorectal Cancer Alliance (Alliance) to raise awareness for colon cancer. Mancini will participate in the organization’s “Never Too Young” advisory board, which advocates for all young-onset patients and survivors. In support of Mancini’s fight and his partnership with the Colorectal Cancer

Orioles complete 2020 First-Year Player Draft

June 11, 2020

The Orioles made four selections on Day Two of the 2020 First-Year Player Draft on Thursday, completing rounds 2-5. This year, the Orioles selected six players overall: five position players and one pitcher, with four of the selections being college athletes. The Orioles selected one right-handed pitcher, three infielders, and

Orioles select two players on day one of the 2020 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft

June 11, 2020

The Baltimore Orioles tonight selected OF HESTON KJERSTAD (KERR-stad) from the University of Arkansas with the second overall selection of the 2020 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. The Orioles also selected INF JORDAN WESTBURG at No. 30 overall from Mississippi State University. Kjerstad, 21, hit .448/.513/.791 (30-for-67) with five

Orioles select Heston Kjerstad with the second overall pick in the 2020 MLB First-Year Player Draft

June 10, 2020

The Baltimore Orioles tonight announced that they have selected outfielder HESTON KJERSTAD (KERR-stad) from the University of Arkansas with the second overall selection of the 2020 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Kjerstad, 21, hit .448/.513/.791 (30-for-67) with five doubles, six home runs, 19 runs, and 20 RBI in 16

Orioles to host blood drive at Camden Yards

Club partners with American Red Cross and Budweiser to serve the community during crisis
May 19, 2020

As part of the club’s ongoing efforts to serve and strengthen the community during the current pandemic, the Orioles announced today that they have partnered with the American Red Cross, Budweiser, and the University of Maryland Medical System to host a blood drive at Oriole Park on Saturday, May 23,

Orioles to host blood drive at Ed Smith Stadium

Club partners with OneBlood, Inc. to serve the community during crisis
April 30, 2020

As part of the club’s ongoing efforts to serve and strengthen the community during the current pandemic, the Orioles announced today that they will partner with OneBlood, Inc. to host a blood drive at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Fla., on Thursday, May 7, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Orioles to honor Jackie Robinson Day with virtual celebration

April 14, 2020

The Orioles will join Major League Baseball to honor the life and legacy of JACKIE ROBINSON with a virtual Jackie Robinson Day Celebration on Wednesday, April 15. As part of Major League Baseball’s partnership with the Jackie Robinson Foundation and the Jackie Robinson Museum, the Orioles will provide opportunities for

Orioles announce return of Summer Slugger and launch of Digital Kids Corner

Resources include educational materials, crafts, and family-friendly activities
March 30, 2020

With nearly 39 million students currently learning at home in the United States and Canada, the Orioles today announced the early return of the Summer Slugger program and the launch of the Digital Kids’ Corner. These tools aim to keep students mentally active and engaged while at home by providing