Wed, 28 Dec 2011 05:47:13 -0800
The Washington Nationals signed free-agent P Mike Ballard (Orioles) to a minor league contract. He went 8-3 with a 3.33 ERA at Double-A Bowie and 2-4 with a 4.91 ERA at Triple-A Norfolk last season.
Wed, 31 Aug 2011 12:59:59 -0700
The Baltimore Orioles recalled Ps Zach Phillips and Mark Hendrickson from the minors Wednesday, Aug. 31, and outrighted Ps Mitch Atkins and Mike Ballard in corresponding moves.
Sun, 31 Jul 2011 13:26:37 -0700
The Baltimore Orioles have optioned RPs Pedro Viola and Mike Ballard to Double-A Bowie.
Sun, 31 Jul 2011 12:00:36 -0700
The Baltimore Orioles have optioned RP Jason Berken to Triple-A Norfolk. They have also recalled RP Pedro Viola from Double-A Bowie and purchased the contract of P Mike Ballard from Bowie.
Thu, 24 Mar 2011 14:20:55 -0700
The Baltimore Orioles reassigned Ps Mike Ballard, Chris Jakubauskas, Alberto Castillo, Chris George and C Michel Hernandez and 3B Josh Bell to the minors Thursday, March 24, according to The Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec. P Adrian Rosario cleared waivers and was returned to the Milwaukee Brewers.
Wed, 26 Jan 2011 21:50:49 -0800
The Baltimore Orioles have signed free-agent P Mike Ballard (Rangers), reports Matt Eddy, of Baseball America.
Thu, 15 Jan 2009 09:37:16 -0800
T.R. Sullivan, of MLB.com, reports the Texas Rangers will conduct a week-long minicamp for their pitchers next week. Ps Guillermo Moscoso, Matt Harrison, Luis Mendoza, Thomas Diamond, Derek Holland, John Bannister, Kasey Kiker, Blake Beavan, Tim Murphy, Warner Madrigal, Brandon McCarthy, Tommy Hunter, Doug Mathis, Neftali Feliz, Mike Ballard, Omar Poveda, Andrew Laughter, Michael Main and Eric Hurley are all expected to attend.
Wed, 09 Jul 2008 00:15:33 -0700
The Orange County Register reports the Texas Rangers will promote SP Mike Ballard from Double-A to make a start Wednesday, July 9, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Ballard starts in place of SP Vicente Padilla (neck).
Fri, 09 Jun 2006 21:35:34 -0700
The Texas Rangers have signed P Mike Ballard, according to USAToday.com. Terms of the deal were not released.