Nationals add six players to expanded roster

The Washington Nationals today recalled right-hander Aaron Barrett, left-hander Xavier Cedeno, catcher Sandy Leon, first baseman/outfielder Tyler Moore and right-hander Blake Treinen from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Additionally, outfielder Steven Souza Jr. (left shoulder) was returned from rehab and reinstated to the active roster. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. Barrett, 26, is 3-0 with a

Orioles recall right-handers Evan Meek and Kevin Gausman and select contract of left-hander Joe Saunders; Infielder Kelly Johnson reports to club

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled right-hander Evan Meek from Triple-A Norfolk and right-hander Kevin Gausman from the GCL Orioles and selected the contract of left-hander Joe Saunders from the Tides. Additionally, infielder Kelly Johnson has reported to the club. Meek, 31, went 2-0 with 16 saves and a 1.94 ERA (41.2IP, 9ER) in 39 games for the Tides this season, striking out

Outfielder Alejandro De Aza reports to Orioles; left-hander T.J. McFarland optioned to Aberdeen

The Orioles today announced that outfielder Alejandro De Aza, acquired Saturday night, will report to the team today. To make room on the 25-man roster, left-hander T.J. McFarland has been optioned to Short-Season Class-A Aberdeen. De Aza, 30, batted .243/.309/.354 (96-395) with five home runs, 31 RBI and 15 stolen bases in 122 games for the White Sox in 2014. He will wear uniform #12.

Orioles recall left-hander Wei-Yin Chen from Gulf Coast Orioles; catcher Steve Clevenger optioned to Aberdeen

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled left-hander Wei-Yin Chen from the Gulf Coast Orioles and have optioned catcher Steve Clevenger to Short-Season Class-A Aberdeen. Chen, 29, is 13-4 with a 3.76 ERA (148.1IP, 62ER) in 25 starts for the Orioles this season. Clevenger, 28, has batted .234/.289/.364 in 27 games for the Orioles. He batted .305/.366/.389 with two home runs and 30 RBI

Orioles acquire infielder Kelly Johnson and minor league infielder Michael Almanzar from Boston

The Orioles announced after tonight's game that they have acquired infielder Kelly Johnson and minor league infielder Michael Almanzar from Boston in exchange for minor league infielder Jemile Weeks and Ivan De Jesus. Johnson, 32, has batted .212/.290/.354 with six home runs and 23 RBI in 87 total games for the Yankees (77 games) and Red Sox (10 games). In nine big league seasons, Johnson

Orioles acquire De Aza from White Sox

The Orioles today announced that they have acquired outfielder Alejandra De Aza from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for minor league right-handers Miguel Chalas and Mark Blackmar. De Aza, 30, batted .243/.309/.354 (96-395) with five home runs, 31 RBI and 15 stolen bases in 122 games for the White Sox in 2014. In 545 career major league games, De Aza is a .268/.331/.398 hitter.

Nationals sign two-year working agreement with Hagerstown Suns of Single-A South Atlantic League

Nationals and Suns partnership runs through 2016 season The Washington Nationals today announced the signing of a two-year Player Development Contract extension (which begins in 2015) with the Hagerstown Suns of the Single-A South Atlantic League through the 2016 season. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo, Nationals Vice President of Player Personnel Bob Boone, Assistant General Manager and Vice President of

Orioles to serve as mission engagement chair for 2015 American Heart Association Heart Ball

SunTrust to serve as 2015 Heart Ball Chair Event Team also announces return of 50% off ticket fundraiser for select September games The Orioles today announced the renewal of their partnership with the American Heart Association (AHA) that features the club serving as mission engagement chair for the 31st Annual Baltimore Heart Ball scheduled for early 2015. In conjunction with SunTrust, who is serving as