A few non-trade deadline notes
*Left fielder Nate McLouth has been selected as the Orioles’ winner of the Heart & Hustle Award. This esteemed award honors active players who demonstrate a passion for the game of baseball and best embody the values, spirit, and tradition of the game.
The MLBPAA formed 30 committees, comprised of Alumni players with established relationships to each team. One player from each Major League team is chosen by the committees based on the passion, desire, and work ethic demonstrated both on and off the field. These players will be recognized prior to an upcoming home game. As the season draws to a close, fans, all Alumni and active players will vote to select the final winner from the 30 team winners.
The final winner will be announced Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at the 14th Annual Legends for Youth Dinner in New York City. This event is the primary fundraiser for the series of free Legends for Youth Baseball Clinics.
*Outfielder Chris Dickerson has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk.
*Orioles first baseman Chris Davis will be MLB.com’s Chatting Cage this Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. ET to answer your questions. That link is available here.
*The fourth annual Casey Cares 5K Run/Walk will take place at Camden Yards on Saturday, August 3, with the Orioles and OriolesREACH again partnering with the Casey Cares Foundation.
O’s right fielder Nick Markakis and his wife, Christina, will serve as race ambassadors with Keith Mills, sports director of 98 Rock and WBAL Radio, the emcee.
The 3.1 mile run/walk starts at 8 a.m. ET, and it begins and ends at Oriole Park. Refreshments and a “Home Plate Finish” photo will be provided to each participant. Race winners in each age group will be announced in a pregame ceremony at the Orioles 7:05 p.m. game that night vs. the Seattle Mariners.
Registration for the race is open now through Aug. 3, and both teams and individuals are encouraged to register. Entry fees are $35 per person through Aug. 2 or $40 on race day. To register, visit www.caseycares5k.org.
All proceeds of the 5K will benefit the Casey Cares Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides personalized, uplifting and ongoing programs with a special touch to critically ill children and their family members throughout six states.