Ian Desmond entered Monday's game hitless in his previous 17 at-bats, a streak that dated back to July 10, a span of 10 days.
Matt Williams was asked for the latest on his long list of injured players on Monday and before answering he paused and smiled.
In a Monday press release, the Orioles announced that they have signed Chinese infielder Gui Yuan Xu to a minor league contract.
The best part? Learning that Xu's nickname is "Itchy."
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Rookie right-hander Joe Ross will start for the Nationals on Tuesday night against the New York Mets, manager Matt Williams announced before Monday's game.