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What's Up with Local Sports? 6/10/2013

Jun 10, 2013 08:08PM ● By Anonymous

The Baltimore Orioles (35-28), only 2.5 games behind the Red Sox, continue to stay in the AL East race despite only taking three of six in road series’ against the Houston Astros and Tampa Bay Rays.

The O’s made several roster moves last week. The team designated catcher Chris Snyder for assignment but later signed him back to the roster. Pitcher Pedro Strop and catcher Taylor Teagarden were activated from the 15-day DL. Left fielder Xavier Avery and pitcher Mike Belfiore were both recalled and then optioned back to the Norfolk Tides. Pitcher Steve Johnson was placed on the 15-day DL.

The black and orange made Bandys High School pitcher Hunter Harvey their first round pick (22nd overall) in this year’s MLB Draft.

Next game: vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, June 10, 7:05 p.m.
The Washington Nationals (31-31) had to claw their way back to .500 last week with a doubleheader sweep of the Minnesota Twins on Sunday. The previous series against the New York Mets was preceded by big roster moves. More moves were made throughout the week.

The team placed second baseman Danny Espinosa on the 15-day disabled list and plan to rehab him in the minors. They also designated pitchers Henry Rodriguez and Zack Duke for assignment. The team activated right fielder Jayson Werth from the 15-day DL, recalled Anthony Rendon from AAA Syracuse, and selected the contract of pitcher Ian Krol from AA Harrisburg. Thursday, the team placed Stephen Strasburg on the 15-day DL retroactive to June 1 with a mid lat strain and the team recalled reliever Xavier Cedeno from AAA Syracuse. The team also claimed pitcher Tyler Robertson off waivers from the Twins and optioned him to AAA Syracuse. Pitcher Christian Garcia and Ross Detwiler were sent to Syracuse and Potomac on rehab assignments, respectively. This weekend, the team recalled Chris Marrero from Syracuse and optioned Tyler Moore to Syracuse.

The Nats made Dallas Baptist pitcher Jake Johansen their first selection (2nd round, 68th overall) in the 2013 MLB Draft last week. He signed with the team the next day.

Next game: at Colorado Rockies, June 11, 8:40 p.m.
The Baltimore Ravens had a busy week, visiting the White House on Wednesday to give President Barack Obama a ceremonial Ravens jersey on Wednesday and then holding a ring unveiling ceremony Friday at their training facility in Owings Mills. The Super Bowl rings contain 243 round cut diamonds and weigh 13.4 ounces. On Wednesday, the team also signed nine-year veteran linebacker Darryl Smith, who is the Jacksonville Jaguars leading tackler, and released outside oft-injured linebacker Michael McAdoo.
The Washington Redskins will try out veteran wide receiver Donte' Stallworth during this week's three-day minicamp. Stallworth played in 11 games for the Redskins in 2011 and played in one game last year for the New England Patriots.
The Washington Wizards are continuing their pre-draft workouts this week. They are expected to host former Georgetown star Otto Porter, Jr. and UNLV forward Anthony Bennett this week, both are candidates for the Wizards selection at No. 3 overall. Last week the team hosted Louisville guard Peyton Siva among many others.
The Chesapeake Bayhawks (4-2) rebounded from two straight overtime losses by clobbering the New York Lizards 21-8 at Icahn Stadium in Randall's Island. Drew Westervelt led the team with nine points, including eight goals. Next game: vs. Denver Outlaws, June 15, 6:30 p.m.
D.C. United (1-10-3) came out of their road match with the New England Revolution with a 0-0 draw Saturday, earning them one point. Goalie Bill Hamid had four saves. The team takes on the Philadelphia Union in the fourth round of the US Open Cup this Wednesday before resuming regular season play on Saturday night. Next game: vs. Toronto FC, June 15, 7 p.m.
The Washington Mystics (3-1) tripled their win total this weekend by topping the Connecticut Sun 66-62 on the road Friday and taking down the Minnesota Lynx 85-80 at home Saturday. Ivory Latta leads the team with 20.5 points per game and 4.5 assists per game. Next game: vs. Indiana Fever, June 16, 2 p.m.
The Bowie Baysox (28-31) went 2-3 last week against the Harrisburg Senators and the New Britain Rock Cats. Last Tuesday, pitcher Tom Boleska announced his retirement. Next game: at Reading Phillies, June 11, 7:05 p.m.
University of Maryland pitchers Jimmy Reed (185th overall - St. Louis Cardinals) and Jake Stinnett (869th overall - Pittsburgh Pirates), along with center fielder Charles White (894th overall – New York Yankees) and catcher John Cleary (1,172nd overall – Milwaukee Brewers) were selected in this year’s MLB Draft.