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Orioles Braille jersey auction open through September 25

Tuesday night, the Orioles hosted National Federation of the Blind Night at Oriole Park, in recognition of the 40th anniversary of the organization moving its headquarters to Baltimore. Orioles players and coaches wore specially-designed jerseys with Braille lettering, becoming the first American professional sports team to wear Braille-lettered jerseys. The game-worn, authenticated, and autographed jerseys are available at www.orioles.com/auctions with proceeds benefiting the National Federation of the Blind (NFB). The auction began Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. ET and will continue through next Tuesday, September 25, at 10:00 p.m.

Earlier tonight, accomplished concert pianist and singer Carlos Alberto Ibay, who has been blind since birth, performed the national anthem, and Mark Riccobono, President of the National Federation of the Blind, threw out the ceremonial first pitch. The first 15,000 fans in attendance also received a co-branded NFB/Orioles Braille alphabet card, which were distributed by volunteers from the NFB.

Tuesday night, the Orioles hosted National Federation of the Blind Night at Oriole Park, in recognition of the 40th anniversary of the organization moving its headquarters to Baltimore. Orioles players and coaches wore specially-designed jerseys with Braille lettering, becoming the first American professional sports team to wear Braille-lettered jerseys. The game-worn, authenticated, and autographed jerseys are available at www.orioles.com/auctions with proceeds benefiting the National Federation of the Blind (NFB). The auction began Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. ET and will continue through next Tuesday, September 25, at 10:00 p.m.

Earlier tonight, accomplished concert pianist and singer Carlos Alberto Ibay, who has been blind since birth, performed the national anthem, and Mark Riccobono, President of the National Federation of the Blind, threw out the ceremonial first pitch. The first 15,000 fans in attendance also received a co-branded NFB/Orioles Braille alphabet card, which were distributed by volunteers from the NFB.

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This Week at The Yard

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

ALUMNI AUTOGRAPH SERIES
Every Monday and Thursday home game, former Orioles players will sign autographs on Eutaw Street as part of the Orioles Alumni Autograph Series. HAROLD BAINES, JOHN MILLER, and AARON RAKERS will be on hand on Monday to meet fans and sign autographs from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. ET.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

ALUMNI AUTOGRAPH SERIES
Every Monday and Thursday home game, former Orioles players will sign autographs on Eutaw Street as part of the Orioles Alumni Autograph Series. HAROLD BAINES, JOHN MILLER, and AARON RAKERS will be on hand on Monday to meet fans and sign autographs from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. ET.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND NIGHT
In recognition of the 40th anniversary of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) moving their national headquarters to Baltimore, the Orioles will host National Federation of the Blind Night at Oriole Park on Tuesday. During the game, Orioles players and coaches will wear specially-designed jerseys with Braille lettering of both "Orioles" and player last names, becoming the first team in American professional sports history to incorporate Braille lettering into their gameday uniforms. The jerseys will be autographed, authenticated, and auctioned at www.orioles.com/auctions to benefit the National Federation of the Blind. 

The Orioles will welcome accomplished concert pianist CARLOS ALBERTO IBAY, who has been blind since birth, to perform the national anthem. MARK RICCOBONO, President of the National Federation of the Blind, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Riccobono will be available to speak with media on the warning track at 6:15 p.m. 

The first 15,000 fans in attendance will receive a co-branded NFB/Orioles Braille alphabet card, which will be distributed by volunteers from the NFB. Additionally, members of the NFB will be at the OriolesREACH Community Booth near Gate D during the game. 

BUCK SHOWALTER TO RECEIVE ORIOLE WAY AWARD
The Oriole Advocates will honor Orioles manager BUCK SHOWALTER, the winner of the 2018 Oriole Way Award during an on-field ceremony prior to Monday's game. The Oriole Advocates, with the support of the Baltimore Orioles, created the Oriole Way Award to recognize a member of the Orioles who has made significant contributions both on and off the field and who has demonstrated a sincere desire to serve the community. The award is presented annually to an Oriole whose participation in the community also embraces the Oriole Advocates' mission of promoting and stimulating interest in baseball. Since joining the Orioles in 2011, Showalter has been active with KidsPeace and the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter, Inc. (BARCS), among other organizations.

SUMMER SLUGGER PROGRAM CELEBRATION EVENT
On Tuesday, the Orioles will celebrate the second successful season of the Summer Slugger program, a math and literacy education initiative, by rewarding a deserving group of students with a special school visit. The Oriole Bird, along with members of the Orioles On Deck Employee Volunteer Program presented by Bank of America, will visit students in grades four and five at Germantown Elementary School in Annapolis. The Orioles will also be donating two tickets to each child who participated in the program at Germantown Elementary. 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

WWE BIRDLANDMANIA AT ORIOLE PARK
As part of a special ticket package, the Orioles invite fans to step into the ring and enjoy WWE Birdlandmania at Oriole Park on Wednesday. Ticket packages feature a game ticket and a limited-edition Oriole Bird "Birdlandmania" bobblehead and are available for $30 for an upper reserve seat or $45 for a left field lower box seat. An upgraded ticket package, which includes the bobblehead and a Center Field Roof Deck seat, along with a pregame meet-and-greet and photo opportunity with WWE superstars LUKE GALLOWS and KARL ANDERSON from 5:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. at the Center Field Roof Deck, is sold out. The other ticket packages are still available at www.orioles.com/WWE. 

All fans in attendance will have the chance to take photos with an authentic WWE title belt, which will be located by the Kids' Corner near Gate C from 5:30 p.m. until the seventh inning. 

Gallows, a native of Cumberland, Md., and Anderson will also each throw out a ceremonial first pitch prior to the game. 

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND NIGHT
The Orioles will welcome students, alumni, and supporters of the University of Maryland to celebrate UMD Night at Oriole Park on Wednesday night. Ticket packages include a game ticket and a co-branded Orioles cap featuring the Terrapins' colors and school logo. For a complete list of University Nights, or to purchase a ticket package, visit www.orioles.com/university.  

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Orioles roster moves 9/14/18

This afternoon, the Orioles made the following roster moves:

• Recalled LHP Donnie Hart from Triple-A Norfolk.
• Recalled RHP Evan Phillips from Triple-A Norfolk.

This afternoon, the Orioles made the following roster moves:

• Recalled LHP Donnie Hart from Triple-A Norfolk.
• Recalled RHP Evan Phillips from Triple-A Norfolk.

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This weekend at the Yard

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

ORIOLES VISITED JOHNS HOPKINS CHILDREN'S CENTER
On Friday, Orioles pitcher ANDREW CASHNER, catcher AUSTIN WYNNS, and the Oriole Bird visited children in the Johns Hopkins Children's Center to hand out Orioles hospital gowns, donated by the Starlight Gowns Program. The nationwide program is on track to deliver more than 200,000 new Starlight Gowns to hospitalized kids in the U.S. this year alone. The event was closed to media. Footage and photos will be made available later today. 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

ORIOLES VISITED JOHNS HOPKINS CHILDREN'S CENTER
On Friday, Orioles pitcher ANDREW CASHNER, catcher AUSTIN WYNNS, and the Oriole Bird visited children in the Johns Hopkins Children's Center to hand out Orioles hospital gowns, donated by the Starlight Gowns Program. The nationwide program is on track to deliver more than 200,000 new Starlight Gowns to hospitalized kids in the U.S. this year alone. The event was closed to media. Footage and photos will be made available later today. 

BIRDLAND COMMUNITY HEROES: Abigayle Levin & Lexi Thomas
The Orioles will honor ABIGAYLE LEVIN, and LEXI THOMAS, founders of Flowers for Powers as Friday's Birdland Community Heroes. After founding Flowers For Powers five years ago, Levin and Thomas have delivered flowers and smiles to thousands of people in need. They are focused on delivering flowers to infusion centers, hospice centers, nursing homes, and in-home patients, to cheer up those in need. The Orioles Charitable Foundation will also make a $2,500 donation to Flowers for Powers.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

TREY MANCINI AT POINT BREEZE CREDIT UNION
On Saturday, Orioles infielder/outfielder TREY MANCINI will appear at the Point Breeze Credit Union in Bel Air, Md., (410 South Atwood Rd.) from noon to 1:00 p.m. Mancini will sign autographs and greet fans. The event is free of charge and open to the public and the media. 

ORIOLES MINOR LEAGUE AWARD CEREMONY
The Orioles will recognize the 2018 Minor League Award winners during an on-field ceremony prior to Saturday's game against the White Sox. Orioles Director of Scouting GARY RAJSICH, Director of Minor League Operations KENT QUALLS, and Orioles Special Advisor and Community Liaison BROOKS ROBINSON, will present the awards to the players and staff members. Award winners will be available to the media on Saturday at approximately 6:00 p.m. in the Auxiliary clubhouse. 

PREGAME CEREMONY: USO Check Presentation
The Orioles Charitable Foundation will present a check for over $15,000 to the United Service Organization (USO) from proceeds raised through the online auction for the Fourth of July jerseys and caps, and a silent auction that featured players' favorite things baskets, and many one-of-a-kind autographed items provided by Orioles players. Proceeds from the auctions will directly support USO programs for deployed troops, military families, wounded, ill, and injured troops and their caregivers, and families of the fallen. The USO will also be at the community booth by Gate C during Saturday's game. 

ORIOLES LIGHTWEIGHT HOODIE GIVEAWAY
The first 35,000 fans, 15 and over, will receive an Orioles Lightweight Hoodie prior to Saturday's game against the White Sox.

BIRDLAND COMMUNITY HERO: Dr. Julie R. Brahmer
DR. JULIE R. BRAHMER
, Director of the Thoracic Oncology Program at The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, and Board Member for the LUNGevity Foundation, will be recognized as Saturday's Birdland Community Hero. In addition to being a global thought leader in the emerging field of immunotherapy, Dr. Brahmer has served on LUNGevity's esteemed Scientific Advisory Board since 2013. She also serves as a LUNGevity Foundation Peer Reviewer who lends her scientific expertise to help review the letters of intent and applications that are submitted to the foundation by researchers. Dr. Brahmer volunteers at various Breathe Deep walks in the area, speaking with participants, and walking alongside survivors and their families. The Orioles Charitable Foundation will also make a $2,500 donation to the LUNGevity Foundation. The Orioles will host the Breathe Deep Baltimore 5K on Saturday, October 6 at Oriole Park. For more information, visit www.orioles.com/lungevity

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

BRUNCH AT THE BALLPARK
Fans who purchased a special ticket package will be attending the first-ever, sold-out "Brunch at the Ballpark" at Oriole Park on Sunday. The ticket package features an exclusive pregame brunch on the Center Field Roof Deck from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., as well as an Orioles coffee mug, a $10 gift card to the Orioles Team Store, and a game ticket. The pregame brunch includes breakfast biscuits, a build-your-own scrambled egg station, cinnamon French toast, home fries, muffins, fruit, coffee, and bottomless mimosas and Bloody Mary's.

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY NIGHT
As part of nearly a dozen University Nights at Oriole Park this season, the Orioles will welcome students, alumni, and supporters of Georgetown University on Sunday. Ticket packages include a game ticket and a co-branded Orioles cap featuring Georgetown's colors and logo. For a complete list of University Nights, or to purchase a ticket package, visit www.orioles.com/university

PREGAME CEREMONY: Maryland Food Bank Check Presentation
In a special pregame ceremony on Sunday, the Orioles and United Concordia Dental will present checks to the Maryland Food Bank in support of the 32nd annual OriolesREACH Food & Funds Drive that took place at Oriole Park in August. Orioles fans contributed nearly $24,000 and 2,000lbs of food for Maryland families during this year's drive. United Concordia Dental will also present a check for $10,000, which will support the Food Bank's efforts to combat hunger statewide. 

ORIOLES REPLICA BP CAP
The first 20,000 fans, 15 and over, in attendance at Sunday's game will receive an Orioles Replica BP Cap presented by DAP. 

BIRDLAND COMMUNITY HERO: Bill McCarthy
Executive Director of Catholic Charities of Baltimore, BILL McCARTHY, will be honored as Sunday's Birdland Community Hero. For over nine years, McCarthy has served as the executive director, leading an agency of more than 2,000 employees and 17,000 volunteers who provide care and services for people who live in poverty, older Marylanders, children and families in crisis, immigrants, and individuals with intellectual disabilities. Each year, across its 80 programs and 200 locations, McCarthy helps to lead Catholic Charities in serving over 160,000 individuals and families. The Orioles Charitable Foundation will also make a $2,500 donation to Catholic Charities of Baltimore.

MILITARY APPRECIATION PROGRAM
Military members from The Baltimore Station will enjoy the game in a suite, experience a meet-and-greet with an Orioles player and receive a t-shirt and cap as part of the Orioles' Military Appreciation Sunday Suite Program, presented by T. Rowe Price. 

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Orioles announce 2018 award winners for player development & scouting

The Orioles today announced the winners of their player development and scouting awards for 2018, including OF CEDRIC MULLINS as the club's top minor league player and LHP KEEGAN AKIN and LHP ZAC LOWTHER as the club's top minor league pitchers. The winners will be honored in an on-field ceremony on Saturday, September 15, before the game against the Chicago White Sox, with awards presented by Orioles Director of Scouting GARY RAJSICH, Orioles Director of Minor League Operations KENT QUALLS, and Orioles Special Advisor and Community Liaison BROOKS ROBINSON

OF CEDRIC MULLINS, the Brooks Robinson Minor League Player of the Year, played in 109 games between Double-A Bowie and Triple-A Norfolk. Over 49 games with Bowie, he batted .313/.362/.512 (63-for-201) with 12 doubles, five triples, six home runs, 36 runs, and 28 RBI. He led the Baysox in hitting and was named the Eastern League Player of the Week for the week ending May 27. Mullins was ranked as the Orioles number nine prospect in Baseball America's Midseason prospect rankings. He was promoted to Triple-A Norfolk on June 1 and played in 60 games for the Tides, batting .269/.333/.438 (65-for-242) with 17 doubles, three triples, six home runs, 41 runs, 19 RBI, and 12 stolen bases. Mullins was selected by the Orioles in the 13th round of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft. He made his Major League debut on August 10, 2018 vs. Boston. He became the first player in Orioles history to record three hits in their Major League debut. He recorded five doubles in his first nine games, becoming the first Orioles player to do so since 2002. Over 29 games with the Orioles this season, Mullins has batted .240/.319/.394 (25-for-104) with seven doubles, three home runs, 17 runs scored, and six RBI.

The Orioles today announced the winners of their player development and scouting awards for 2018, including OF CEDRIC MULLINS as the club's top minor league player and LHP KEEGAN AKIN and LHP ZAC LOWTHER as the club's top minor league pitchers. The winners will be honored in an on-field ceremony on Saturday, September 15, before the game against the Chicago White Sox, with awards presented by Orioles Director of Scouting GARY RAJSICH, Orioles Director of Minor League Operations KENT QUALLS, and Orioles Special Advisor and Community Liaison BROOKS ROBINSON

OF CEDRIC MULLINS, the Brooks Robinson Minor League Player of the Year, played in 109 games between Double-A Bowie and Triple-A Norfolk. Over 49 games with Bowie, he batted .313/.362/.512 (63-for-201) with 12 doubles, five triples, six home runs, 36 runs, and 28 RBI. He led the Baysox in hitting and was named the Eastern League Player of the Week for the week ending May 27. Mullins was ranked as the Orioles number nine prospect in Baseball America's Midseason prospect rankings. He was promoted to Triple-A Norfolk on June 1 and played in 60 games for the Tides, batting .269/.333/.438 (65-for-242) with 17 doubles, three triples, six home runs, 41 runs, 19 RBI, and 12 stolen bases. Mullins was selected by the Orioles in the 13th round of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft. He made his Major League debut on August 10, 2018 vs. Boston. He became the first player in Orioles history to record three hits in their Major League debut. He recorded five doubles in his first nine games, becoming the first Orioles player to do so since 2002. Over 29 games with the Orioles this season, Mullins has batted .240/.319/.394 (25-for-104) with seven doubles, three home runs, 17 runs scored, and six RBI.

LHP KEEGAN AKIN has been named Orioles Jim Palmer Minor League Co-Pitcher of the Year. Akin went 14-7 with a 3.27 ERA (50 ER/137.2 IP) and a career-high 142 strikeouts, 14 Quality Starts, and 25 starts for Double-A Bowie this season. He was named the 2018 Eastern League Pitcher of the Year. Akin led the Eastern League in wins, strikeouts, batting average against (.225), and SO/9 (9.28), and finished third in ERA. In 11 road starts, he went 9-1 with a 2.58 ERA (19 ER/66.1 IP) and 73 strikeouts. He held left-handed batters to a .211 (35-for-166) average with 15 walks and 52 strikeouts. Right-handed batters hit .232 (79-for-340) with 43 walks and 90 strikeouts. He struck out a career-high 12 batters on May 1 at Erie, and had two total games with double digit strikeouts. He was selected as both a Mid-Season and Postseason Eastern League All-Star. He was also named Eastern League Pitcher of the Week for the period of August 13-19.

LHP ZAC LOWTHER has been named Orioles Jim Palmer Minor League Co-Pitcher of the Year. Lowther pitched to a combined 8-4 record with a 2.18 ERA (30 ER/123.2 IP) and 151 strikeouts in 22 starts (23 games) between Class-A Delmarva and Class A-Advanced Frederick. His 151 strikeouts led all Orioles minor leaguers. He started the season with the Shorebirds, going 3-1 with a 1.16 ERA (4 ER/31.0 IP) and 51 strikeouts in six starts. He was named the Orioles Minor League Pitcher of the Month in April. He was promoted to Class A-Advanced Frederick on May 4 and made 16 starts (17 appearances) for the Keys, going 5-3 with a 2.53 ERA (26 ER/92.2 IP) and 100 strikeouts. He held left-handed hitters to a .174 (24-for-138) combined average between Delmarva and Frederick, including 1-for-27 while with the Shorebirds. Right-handed batters hit .205 (62-for-302) combined between Class-A and Class A-Advanced. In his first 10 starts of the season, he posted a 0.88 ERA (5 ER/51.1 IP) with 70 strikeouts and was named the South Atlantic Pitcher of the Week for the period of April 16-22 for his efforts.

OF ZACH JARRETT has been named this year's recipient of the Elrod Hendricks Minor League Community Service Award. Jarrett was eager to volunteer his time at many community appearances in the Delmarva area this season. He helped lead the Shorebirds baseball camps throughout the summer, teaching kids the fundamentals of hitting and fielding. He also helped with the summer reading program, visiting the library and reading to over 75 children, while offering tips and advice on how to achieve their goals, manage their time, and have fun. Jarrett was a regular down the third base wall prior to home games, consistently signing autographs and taking pictures with fans before Shorebirds games. He was an integral part in helping Delmarva win the South Atlantic League Community Service Award. Jarrett played in 129 games for Delmarva, hitting .277/.342/.437 (139-for-501) with 26 doubles, six triples, 14 home runs, 74 runs, and 72 RBI. He was named both a Mid-Season and Postseason South Atlantic League All-Star. He was selected by the Orioles in the 28th round of the 2017 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Triple-A Norfolk Manager RON JOHNSON has been named the winner of the Cal Ripken, Sr. Player Development Award, named for the late Orioles coach and manager who is widely regarded as the architect of "The Oriole Way." Each year, a minor league staff member who exemplifies Ripken's qualities as an instructor is recognized with the award. Johnson helped develop and send off 12 former Tides players to make their Major League debuts this season, part of the group of 14 total Orioles players to make their debuts this season, tied for the most in team history (1955). This is Johnson's second Cal Ripken, Sr. Award, also taking home the honors in 2015. Johnson just completed his seventh season with the Tides and eclipsed the 1,000 game mark as manager of Norfolk in the third to last game of the season. He began his professional baseball coaching career in 1986 with the Kanas City Royals organization. He managed his first team, Class A-Advanced Baseball City in the Florida State League in 1992. He was the Red Sox first base coach from 2010-11, before returning to managing in 2012 with Norfolk where he has spent his last seven seasons.

Area scout RICH MORALES will receive the Jim Russo Scout of the Year Award, named in honor of the man who spent 33 years in various scouting capacities with the Orioles beginning with their move from St. Louis in 1954. Morales was the signing scout for three players who made their Major League debuts this season. He was the signing scout for 2018 Brooks Robinson Minor League Player of the Year OF CEDRIC MULLINS, signing Mullins in the 13th round out of Campbell University in 2015. Mullins made his Major League debut on August 10 and has played in 29 games for the Orioles this season. He signed C AUSTIN WYNNS in round 10 out of Fresno State University in 2013. Wynns made his Major League debut on June 5 and has appeared in 32 games for the Orioles this season. He also signed RHP RYAN MEISINGER in round 11 out of Radford University in 2015. Meisinger made his Major League debut on June 29 and has appeared in 12 games for the O's this season. 

The Orioles will also recognize minor league strikeouts leader RHP DEAN KREMER. Kremer led all minor league levels by striking out 178 batters across three different teams this season. He collected 114 strikeouts with Class A-Advanced Rancho Cucamonga and 11 strikeouts with Double-A Tulsa in the Los Angeles Dodgers system, before being traded over to the Orioles organization and finishing the season with 53 strikeouts at Double-A Bowie. He finished the season with a record of 10-5 and a 2.88 ERA (42 ER/131.1 IP) in 25 starts. After being acquired by Baltimore, he made eight starts for Bowie, going 4-2 with a 2.58 ERA (13 ER/45.1 IP). Kremer is currently ranked as the Orioles number 16 prospect according to MLB.com. 

Additionally, the Orioles will recognize PBATS Gulf Coast League Trainer of the Year ADAM SPARKS. Sparks completed his first season with the Orioles organization this past year, working as the GCL Orioles Athletic Trainer. He was selected by his peers as the GCL Trainer of the year, awarded by the Professional Baseball Athletics Trainer's Association. 

Downloadable photos of the 2018 award winners are available via Photoshelter, courtesy of the Orioles (password: Media2018).

2018 AWARD WINNERS
Brooks Robinson Minor League Player of the Year: Cedric Mullins (Bowie/Norfolk)
Jim Palmer Minor League Pitcher of the Year: Keegan Akin & Zac Lowther (Bowie and Delmarva/Frederick)
Elrod Hendricks Minor League Community Service Award: Zach Jarrett (Delmarva)
Cal Ripken, Sr. Player Development Award: Ron Johnson (Norfolk)
Jim Russo Scout of the Year Award: Rich Morales
Minor League Baseball Strikeouts Leader: Dean Kremer (Bowie)
PBATS Gulf Coast League Trainer of the Year: Adam Sparks (GCL)

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Orioles to host Fall Instructional League in Sarasota

The Baltimore Orioles will host the team's Fall Instructional League at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota with games that are free and open to the public from September 20 through October 9.

The Instructional League program focuses on specific individual development while providing additional playing time to accelerate a player's progress through the minor league system.

The Baltimore Orioles will host the team's Fall Instructional League at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota with games that are free and open to the public from September 20 through October 9.

The Instructional League program focuses on specific individual development while providing additional playing time to accelerate a player's progress through the minor league system.

Games are played on the Main Field, with parking available in the East Lot at no charge. Spectators may enter the ballpark through the Left Field Gate. The full Instructional League season schedule is listed below, and is also available online at www.orioles.com/sarasota. Dates and times are subject to change. The roster of players participating in this year's Instructional League is attached.

New this year, the Orioles will host small groups of players for camps that emphasize hitting and strength and conditioning. These additional camps will allow players to focus on improving certain areas of their game with access to Orioles coaches and athletic trainers at the team's facility. Attached is a roster of players assigned to each of the additional development camps.

2018 Instructional League Roster >>

2018 Instructional League Camps Roster >>

ORIOLES INSTRUCTIONAL LEAGUE GAME SCHEDULE

Day | Date | Time | Location | Opponent        
Thursday | September 20 | 12:00 p.m. | Home | Tampa Bay
Friday | September 21 | 12:00 p.m. | Away | Boston
Saturday | September 22 | 10:00 a.m. | Home | Pittsburgh
Tuesday | September 25 | 1:00 p.m. | Home | Philadelphia
Friday | September 28 | 1:00 p.m. | Away | New York-AL
Saturday | September 29 | 10:00 a.m. | Home | New York-AL    
Monday | October 1 | 1:00 p.m. | Away | Tampa Bay
Tuesday | October 2 | 1:00 p.m. | Away | Philadelphia
Wednesday | October 3 | 12:00 p.m. | Home | Boston
Thursday | October 4 | 1:00 p.m. | Home | Philadelphia
Friday | October 5 | 12:00 p.m. | Away | Boston
Saturday | October 6 | 10:00 a.m. | Away | Philadelphia
Monday | October | 12:00 p.m. | Home | Boston
Tuesday | October 9 | 10:00 a.m. | Away | Boston

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2019 Orioles Pet Calendar on sale today to benefit BARCS Animal Shelter

The 2019 Orioles Pet Calendar, presented by Pet+E.R., is now available for purchase with all proceeds benefiting the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter, Inc. (BARCS), a nonprofit shelter that accepts and cares for all animals in need.

The 15-month calendar, presented by Pet+E.R. for the fourth consecutive year, features photos of Orioles players with their pets and various BARCS animals. Players who will be featured in this year's calendar include ANDREW CASHNER, MIGUEL CASTRO, CHRIS DAVIS, MYCHAL GIVENS, ADAM JONES, TREY MANCINI, and TANNER SCOTT, among others. Also featured is right-handed pitcher ALEX COBB who is photographed with his two dogs, AXEL, an American Bulldog, and OSCAR, a Terrier mix. Cobb rescued Oscar in 2015 when he found him alone on the side of the highway near the Tampa Bay Rays' Spring Training facility. 

The 2019 Orioles Pet Calendar, presented by Pet+E.R., is now available for purchase with all proceeds benefiting the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter, Inc. (BARCS), a nonprofit shelter that accepts and cares for all animals in need.

The 15-month calendar, presented by Pet+E.R. for the fourth consecutive year, features photos of Orioles players with their pets and various BARCS animals. Players who will be featured in this year's calendar include ANDREW CASHNER, MIGUEL CASTRO, CHRIS DAVIS, MYCHAL GIVENS, ADAM JONES, TREY MANCINI, and TANNER SCOTT, among others. Also featured is right-handed pitcher ALEX COBB who is photographed with his two dogs, AXEL, an American Bulldog, and OSCAR, a Terrier mix. Cobb rescued Oscar in 2015 when he found him alone on the side of the highway near the Tampa Bay Rays' Spring Training facility. 

The 2019 calendar is available for $15 at Oriole Park, the Orioles Team Store in the York Galleria in York, Pa., and at www.orioles.com/petcalendar

The largest animal shelter in Maryland, BARCS takes in more than 11,000 dogs and cats and 1,000 wildlife and other small mammals annually. On any given day, BARCS cares for 250 or more dogs and cats in the shelter, and an additional 2,000 animals in foster care each year. The Orioles have helped to raise more than $320,000 for BARCS over the last eight years through the annual Orioles Pet Calendar sales. 

Downloadable photos from the Orioles Pet Calendar shoot are available via Photoshelter, courtesy of the Orioles (password: Media2018). B-Roll footage of the Orioles Pet Calendar shoot is also available courtesy of Orioles Productions at baltimore.brickftp.com (username: Media2018; password: orioles2018). 

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Orioles Roster Moves 9/11/18

This afternoon, the Orioles made the following roster moves:

• Selected the contract of OF DJ Stewart from Triple-A Norfolk. His first appearance with the Orioles will be his Major League debut. He will wear No. 62.
• Recalled RHP Cody Carroll from Triple-A Norfolk.
• Reinstated C Andrew Susac from the Restricted List.
• Transferred OF Mark Trumbo to the 60-day disabled list (right knee surgery).
• Transferred RHP Pedro Araujo (ah-rah-ooo-ho) to the 60-day disabled list (right elbow sprain).

This afternoon, the Orioles made the following roster moves:

• Selected the contract of OF DJ Stewart from Triple-A Norfolk. His first appearance with the Orioles will be his Major League debut. He will wear No. 62.
• Recalled RHP Cody Carroll from Triple-A Norfolk.
• Reinstated C Andrew Susac from the Restricted List.
• Transferred OF Mark Trumbo to the 60-day disabled list (right knee surgery).
• Transferred RHP Pedro Araujo (ah-rah-ooo-ho) to the 60-day disabled list (right elbow sprain).

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This Week at The Yard

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

ROBERTO CLEMENTE AWARD CEREMONY
The Orioles will present infielder CHRIS DAVIS with the Roberto Clemente Award, the most prominent individual player award bestowed by MLB, during an on-field ceremony. Davis earned the Orioles 2018 distinction due to his family's ongoing work with many charities in and around the Baltimore community, including the University of Maryland Children's Hospital, Casey Cares, Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter, Inc. (BARCS), Christian Youth Athletics, and the OriolesREACH Gameday Experience Program. This is his second-straight year earning the nomination. Fans can vote for the overall winner of the Roberto Clemente Award at mlb.com/clemente21 until 12:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, September 18. 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

ROBERTO CLEMENTE AWARD CEREMONY
The Orioles will present infielder CHRIS DAVIS with the Roberto Clemente Award, the most prominent individual player award bestowed by MLB, during an on-field ceremony. Davis earned the Orioles 2018 distinction due to his family's ongoing work with many charities in and around the Baltimore community, including the University of Maryland Children's Hospital, Casey Cares, Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter, Inc. (BARCS), Christian Youth Athletics, and the OriolesREACH Gameday Experience Program. This is his second-straight year earning the nomination. Fans can vote for the overall winner of the Roberto Clemente Award at mlb.com/clemente21 until 12:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, September 18. 

As part of a league-wide initiative, the Orioles will also recognize Hispanic Heritage Month by wearing "Ponle Acento" t-shirts during batting practice on Tuesday. 

SEPTEMBER 11 COMMEMORATIONS
The Orioles will join Major League Baseball and all other clubs to honor and remember those whose lives were affected or lost on September 11, 2001. Additionally, the Orioles will observe a moment of silence pregame, and will have a performance of "America the Beautiful" during the seventh-inning stretch. On-field personnel and umpires will also wear caps with a "We Shall Not Forget" silhouetted batter ribbon patch during the game. 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

SOUTHWEST AIRLINES "TRADING PLACES" EVENT
On Wednesday, Orioles pitcher MYCHAL GIVENS and catcher CALEB JOSEPH will participate in the Southwest Airlines "Trading Places" promotion at BWI Airport. The players will take part in a variety of jobs performed by Southwest Airlines employees, including boarding passengers for a departing flight, supporting the arrival of Southwest Airlines aircraft, and more. 

BARK AT ORIOLE PARK
Fans who purchased a now sold-out special ticket package will be bringing their dogs to Oriole Park when the Orioles host the second and final "Bark at Oriole Park" event on Wednesday. Each dog will receive a doggy bow tie upon entry. Five dollars from every ticket sold benefits the Baltimore Humane Society. WBAL-TV Channel 11 will serve as the media partner for the event. CAMDEN, WBAL's 'Puppy with a Purpose,' and SUNNY, the TODAY Show's 'Puppy with a Purpose,' who are both training to become service dogs for disabled veterans or first responders with America's VetDogs, will be in attendance. Camden will deliver the ceremonial first pitch ball to MINDY BASARA, WBAL news anchor. For information, visit www.orioles.com/barkatoriolepark.

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA NIGHT
The Orioles will welcome students, alumni, and supporters of the University of Virginia to celebrate UVA Night at Oriole Park on Wednesday night, the first of four University Nights this homestand. Ticket packages include a game ticket and a co-branded Orioles cap featuring UVA's colors and logo. For a complete list of University Nights, or to purchase a ticket package, visit www.orioles.com/university.  

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

NATIONAL ANTHEM: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra 
The Orioles will welcome members of the brass and percussion sections of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, led by Associate Conductor NICHOLAS HERSH, to perform the national anthem prior to Thursday's game against the Athletics.

ALUMNI AUTOGRAPH SERIES
Every Monday and Thursday home game, former Orioles players will sign autographs on Eutaw Street as part of the Orioles Alumni Autograph Series. LARRY BIGBIE, STEVE JOHNSON, and BILL SWAGGERTY will be on hand on Thursday to meet fans and sign autographs from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY NIGHT
As part of nearly a dozen University Nights at Oriole Park this season, the Orioles will welcome students, alumni, and supporters of Morgan State University on Thursday. Ticket packages include a game ticket and a co-branded Orioles cap featuring Morgan State's colors and logo. For a complete list of University Nights, or to purchase a ticket package, visit www.orioles.com/university.  

THIS IS BIRDLAND T-SHIRT GIVEAWAY
All fans in attendance for the 7:05 p.m. game against the Athletics will receive an Orioles This Is Birdland t-shirt, the final t-shirt giveaway of the season. 

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Orioles roster move 9/7/18

This afternoon, the Orioles made the following roster move:
 
•   Selected the contract of INF Corban Joseph from Double-A Bowie. He will wear No. 64. 

This afternoon, the Orioles made the following roster move:
 
•   Selected the contract of INF Corban Joseph from Double-A Bowie. He will wear No. 64. 

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Orioles to host first 'O'stoberfest' at Oriole Park

Exclusive ticket packages include a pregame party and limited-edition ceramic beer stein

The Orioles invite all fans, ages 21 and over, to enjoy an Oktoberfest celebration when the Orioles host the first 'O'stoberfest' at Oriole Park on Friday, September 28, prior to the club's 7:05 p.m. ET game against the Houston Astros. 

A limited number of all-inclusive ticket packages are available, featuring an exclusive pregame party in the bullpen picnic area, a game ticket in the left field lower box, and a limited-edition O'stoberfest ceramic beer stein. The pregame party includes a wide variety of Oktoberfest-style and other types of beers to enjoy throughout the two-hour event, as well as German-style food such as potato pancakes, German bratwurst with sauerkraut, and mini Bavarian pretzel sticks with beer mustard and warm cheese.

The Orioles invite all fans, ages 21 and over, to enjoy an Oktoberfest celebration when the Orioles host the first 'O'stoberfest' at Oriole Park on Friday, September 28, prior to the club's 7:05 p.m. ET game against the Houston Astros. 

A limited number of all-inclusive ticket packages are available, featuring an exclusive pregame party in the bullpen picnic area, a game ticket in the left field lower box, and a limited-edition O'stoberfest ceramic beer stein. The pregame party includes a wide variety of Oktoberfest-style and other types of beers to enjoy throughout the two-hour event, as well as German-style food such as potato pancakes, German bratwurst with sauerkraut, and mini Bavarian pretzel sticks with beer mustard and warm cheese.

Ticket packages are exclusively available for purchase for $75 at orioles.com/ostoberfest. O'stoberfest is limited to individuals ages 21 and over. All attendees will be required to show identification to verify age upon entry.

O'stoberfest is one of several theme nights scheduled throughout the 2018 season to further engage with Birdland's diverse fanbase. Other such theme nights include the debuts of Brunch at the Ballpark, WWE Birdlandmania, Star WarsTM Night, Yoga at The Yard, LGBT Pride Night, and Bark at Oriole Park, as well as the return of Father's Day Catch on the Field, Birdland Social, and a special Senior Day ticket package. For a complete list of this season's theme nights, visit www.orioles.com/themenights

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Orioles roster moves 9/5/18

This afternoon, the Orioles made the following roster moves:
 
•   Released OF Craig Gentry from his contract.  
•   Recalled INF Steve Wilkerson from Triple-A Norfolk. He will join the team at Tampa Bay. 
 

This afternoon, the Orioles made the following roster moves:
 
•   Released OF Craig Gentry from his contract.  
•   Recalled INF Steve Wilkerson from Triple-A Norfolk. He will join the team at Tampa Bay. 
 

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Orioles to host National Federation of the Blind Night on September 18

Players and coaches to wear specially-designed jerseys with Braille lettering

In recognition of the 40th anniversary of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) moving their national headquarters to Baltimore, the Orioles will host National Federation of the Blind Night at Oriole Park on Tuesday, September 18, when they take on the Toronto Blue Jays at 7:05 p.m. ET.

During the game, Orioles players and coaches will wear specially-designed jerseys with Braille lettering of both "Orioles" and player last names, becoming the first team in American professional sports history to incorporate Braille lettering into their gameday uniforms. The jerseys will be autographed, authenticated, and auctioned at www.orioles.com/auctions to benefit the National Federation of the Blind.

In recognition of the 40th anniversary of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) moving their national headquarters to Baltimore, the Orioles will host National Federation of the Blind Night at Oriole Park on Tuesday, September 18, when they take on the Toronto Blue Jays at 7:05 p.m. ET.

During the game, Orioles players and coaches will wear specially-designed jerseys with Braille lettering of both "Orioles" and player last names, becoming the first team in American professional sports history to incorporate Braille lettering into their gameday uniforms. The jerseys will be autographed, authenticated, and auctioned at www.orioles.com/auctions to benefit the National Federation of the Blind.

The Orioles will welcome accomplished concert pianist and singer CARLOS ALBERTO IBAY, who has been blind since birth, to perform the national anthem prior to the game. MARK RICCOBONO, President of the National Federation of the Blind, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

The first 15,000 fans in attendance will receive a co-branded NFB/Orioles Braille alphabet card, which will be distributed by volunteers from the NFB. Additionally, members of the NFB will be at the OriolesREACH Community Booth near Gate D during the game.

Founded in 1940, the NFB is the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind Americans. With affiliates in all 50 states, DC, and Puerto Rico, the NFB offers programs to enhance learning, increase work opportunities, and improve overall quality of life for blind individuals.

"The National Federation of the Blind is proud of our seventy-eight years of working together to help all blind Americans live the lives they want," said Riccobono. "For forty of those years, we have coordinated that work from our headquarters here in Baltimore, where we have invested tens of millions of dollars to create a top-notch facility that benefits our organization and the surrounding community. We appreciate this opportunity to partner with our hometown baseball team to share our mission, particularly our commitment to literacy through Braille education, with our fellow Orioles fans."

This unique night is part of the club's larger commitment to making the fan experience at Oriole Park accessible and enjoyable for all fans. National Federation of the Blind Night joins Celebrate ADA Day, hosted earlier this season on July 26, as the second disability awareness night at Oriole Park this year.

The Orioles offer a variety of gameday services and amenities for fans with physical and intellectual disabilities. At each game, assistive listening devices are available at the Fan Assistance Centers behind home plate on the Lower Level Concourse and on the first floor of the Warehouse. Orioles home games are also broadcast without any delay so that blind fans attending the game can learn what is happening on the field in real time. Additionally, ballpark announcements are captioned on Oriole Park scoreboards; nearly 400 equal access seats are available throughout the ballpark, as well as ample on-site, accessible parking; and service animals are welcome at Oriole Park.

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Orioles roster move 9/4/18

This afternoon, the Orioles made the following roster move:
 
•   Selected the contract of RHP Luis Ortiz from Triple-A Norfolk. His first appearance with the Orioles will be his Major League debut. He will wear No. 59.
 

This afternoon, the Orioles made the following roster move:
 
•   Selected the contract of RHP Luis Ortiz from Triple-A Norfolk. His first appearance with the Orioles will be his Major League debut. He will wear No. 59.
 

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Chris Davis Named Orioles' Nominee for the 2018 Roberto Clemente Award

Major League Baseball today announced that CHRIS DAVIS was named the Orioles' 2018 nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award, the most prominent individual player award bestowed by MLB. The Roberto Clemente Award is the annual recognition of a player from each MLB club who best represents the game of baseball through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive contributions, both on and off the field.

Each club nominates one current player to be considered for the Roberto Clemente Award in tribute to Clemente's achievements and character. The seventeenth annual Roberto Clemente Day will take place tomorrow, September 5. This commemorative day was established by Major League Baseball to honor Clemente's legacy and to officially acknowledge local club nominees of the Roberto Clemente Award. As part of the league-wide celebration, the Roberto Clemente Day logo will appear on the bases and official dugout lineup cards and a special tribute video will be played in ballparks.

Major League Baseball today announced that CHRIS DAVIS was named the Orioles' 2018 nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award, the most prominent individual player award bestowed by MLB. The Roberto Clemente Award is the annual recognition of a player from each MLB club who best represents the game of baseball through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive contributions, both on and off the field.

Each club nominates one current player to be considered for the Roberto Clemente Award in tribute to Clemente's achievements and character. The seventeenth annual Roberto Clemente Day will take place tomorrow, September 5. This commemorative day was established by Major League Baseball to honor Clemente's legacy and to officially acknowledge local club nominees of the Roberto Clemente Award. As part of the league-wide celebration, the Roberto Clemente Day logo will appear on the bases and official dugout lineup cards and a special tribute video will be played in ballparks.

Prior to the game on September 11, the Orioles will present Davis with the Roberto Clemente Award during an on-field ceremony. Davis earned the Orioles 2018 distinction due to his family's ongoing work with many charities in and around the Baltimore community, including the University of Maryland Children's Hospital, Casey Cares, Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter, Inc. (BARCS), Christian Youth Athletics, and the OriolesREACH Gameday Experience Program. This is his second-straight year earning the nomination.

Davis and his wife, Jill, have served as ambassadors for the University of Maryland Children's Hospital (UMCH) at the University of Maryland Medical Center since 2016 - helping raise awareness for childhood illnesses and UMCH's role as a leader in patient care, pediatric disease research, and educating future generations of health care providers.

This season the Davis family hosted their second annual "Crush's Homers for Hearts," a charity Home Run Derby event at Oriole Park at Camden Yards that benefits the Pediatric Heart Program of the UMCH. Through the event, participants enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to compete in a Home Run Derby challenge on the field at Oriole Park. Additionally, Davis has donated $1,000 for each of his home runs to the UMCH Pediatric Heart Program during the 2017 and 2018 seasons, raising $42,000 to date.

For the third consecutive year, Chris and Jill have served as race ambassadors for the annual Casey Cares 5K run/walk at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. All proceeds benefit the Casey Cares Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides personalized, uplifting and ongoing programs with a special focus on critically-ill children and their family members throughout six states. Since moving to Oriole Park in 2013, the race has raised more than $500,000. Davis has also participated in the Casey Cares Extra Innings event, which through the Caring Connections Program encourages families to meet, share, and support each other while taking part in themed, group parties.

Davis posed in the Orioles 2018-2019 Pet Calendar with his dog, Samson, to raise money for the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS). The Orioles have helped to raise over $321,000 for BARCS over the past few years, including $65,000 through Orioles pet calendar sales in 2017 alone. The largest companion animal shelter in Maryland, BARCS takes in more than 11,000 dogs and cats and 1,000 wildlife and other small mammals annually. On any given day, BARCS cares for 250 or more dogs and cats in the shelter, and an additional 2,000 animals in foster care annually.

Each year since arriving in Baltimore, Davis has donated $5,000 to the OriolesREACH ticket and gameday experience, which hosts thousands of underprivileged youth. Group members receive game tickets, concessions vouchers, an Orioles t-shirt, a cap and transportation to and from the game. Davis has also joined up as part of the Orioles' Military Appreciation Program, sponsored by GEICO by donating $2,500. Through the program, the Orioles and OriolesREACH donate a catered, private suite to servicemen and women for each Sunday home game and several Orioles players, including Davis, meet with the various military groups, and distribute Oriole t-shirts to them prior to the game. Davis is also involved with Christian Youth Athletics, and has hosted their group at the ballpark for the past several years.

The Roberto Clemente Award winner will be selected among the group of nominees via MLB's blue ribbon panel and announced during the 2018 World Series. Beginning at 12:00 p.m. ET on Roberto Clemente Day, Wednesday, September 5, and continuing until 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 18, fans can vote for the overall winner of the Roberto Clemente Award at mlb.com/clemente21. The winner of the fan vote will count as one vote among those cast by the blue ribbon panel.

In conjunction with Roberto Clemente Day, the Orioles will also recognize September as Hispanic Heritage Month. Orioles uniformed personnel will wear "Ponle Acento" t-shirts during batting practice on September 11 in support of MLB's ongoing campaign, which highlights the many ways in which Hispanic players "put an accent" on the game.

The concept of honoring Major League players for their philanthropic work was created in 1971 as the "Commissioner's Award," but was renamed to the "Roberto Clemente Award" in 1973 in honor of the Hall of Famer and 15-time All-Star who died in a plane crash on New Year's Eve 1972 while attempting to deliver supplies to earthquake victims in Nicaragua. Each September since 2002, Major League Baseball has commemorated Roberto Clemente Day.

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