The Orioles return home for a nine-game homestand that will include local community appearances, charitable initiatives, promotions, discounts, and special events at Oriole Park at Camden Yards beginning tonight at 7:05 p.m. against the Boston Red Sox.
The Orioles today announced that Maryland's own Chef BRYAN VOLTAGGIO will appear at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Saturday, April 25, to throw the ceremonial first pitch, prepare a special, signature dish, and sign copies of his new book,
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.
The Orioles today announced that they have placed INF JONATHAN SCHOOP on the 15-day Disabled List with a sprained right knee. In a corresponding move, the Orioles have reinstated INF JIMMY PAREDES from the Disabled List.
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.
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.
The Orioles today announced that they have placed LHP WESLEY WRIGHT on the 15-day Disabled List with a left trapezius strain. In a corresponding move, the Orioles have recalled RHP EDDIE GAMBOA from Triple-A Norfolk.
The Orioles today announced that they have acquired minor league CA CHRIS O'BRIEN and RHP BEN ROWEN from the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for RHP RYAN WEBB, minor league CA BRIAN WARD and Competitive Balance Round B pick (74th Overall) in the 2015 First-Year Player Draft.
In recognition of the 68th anniversary of Jackie Robinson becoming the first African-American player in Major League Baseball, the Orioles will honor Robinson's legacy on Wednesday, April 15, by hosting a "self-expression" contest with the Boys & Girls Club.
The Major League Orioles began the 2015 regular season this week, following a Spring Training season that set a new, per-game average attendance record and celebrated the Sarasota area community with a series of gameday events to benefit local youth and non-profits. Although the Major League team won't play games at Ed Smith Stadium again until 2016, the club will continue to maintain a year-round presence in the Suncoast community, including athletic training through Extended Minor League Spring Training, Summer Gulf Coast League, Fall Instructional League, and other athletic rehabilitation programs, as well as via many charitable activities and the "Arts in the Ballpark" event series.
With tonight's crowd of 7,329 for the final home game of Orioles Spring Training at Ed Smith Stadium, the Orioles have drawn a total of 112,258 fans for 15 home games in Sarasota this season. Since 2010, when the club's Major League operations moved to Sarasota, 544,316 fans have enjoyed Spring Training baseball at Ed Smith Stadium.
The Orioles today announced dates for several "Operation Orange" rallies as the team prepares to open the 2015 season. The rallies will include Orioles giveaways, trivia and prizes, an appearance by the Oriole Bird, and an autograph session with a former Orioles player for an hour at each event.
The Orioles' annual green cap auction raised more than $7,900 to benefit Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota. The donation will be presented in a pre-game ceremony when the Orioles take on the Atlanta Braves in the final home game of Spring Training on Friday, April 3 at 6:05 p.m.