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BRIAN MATUSZ RUMORS & GOSSIP

D-backs invite relievers Matusz, Jepsen to spring camp

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The Arizona Diamondbacks agreed to minor-league deals with left-hander Brian Matusz and right-hander Kevin Jepsen. Both players were invited to major league camp, which began Monday. The 30-year-old Matusz, who was the Arizona High School Player of the Year for St. Mary's High School in 2005, appeared in seven games for Baltimore and one with the Chicago Cubs...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

D-Backs, Brian Matusz Agree To Minor League Deal

The Diamondbacks have agreed to a minor league contract with former Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz, reports Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com (via Twitter). Matusz is a client of Excel Sports. The 30-year-old southpaw logged just nine innings in the Majors last season and allowed a troubling 14 runs on 17 hits and nine walks with three strikeouts. Most of his season was spent in minors...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
12 days ago

Projecting the Prospects in the Brian Matusz Trade

Last night, the Baltimore Orioles dealt Brian Matusz and the 76th overall pick in the draft to Atlanta for minor-league pitchers Brandon Barker and Trevor Belicek. As lead prospect analyst Eric Longenhagen noted on Twitter, the $838,900 in bonus money tied to that pick bumps the Braves’ draft and international bonus pool up to $13.2 million, which gives them the third-largest...
Via Fangraphs
May 24, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Andrew Oberle receives an autographed Jonathan Scoop bat from Brian Matusz

Through the Casey Cares Foundation, 5-year-old Andrew Oberle, who is battling leukemia, receives an autographed Jonathan Scoop bat from Brian Matusz.
Via MASN
March 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Reliever Brian Matusz and Orioles agree to $3.9 million, 1-year contract

BALTIMORE — The Orioles reached agreement with left-hander Brian Matusz on a $3.9 million, one-year contract, avoiding arbitration.Matusz went 1-4 with a 2.94 ERA in 58 appearances out of the bullpen last season for Baltimore. He struck out 59 over 49 innings.The 28-year-old, who made $3.2 million last year, has a career record of 27-41 with a 4.76 ERA in seven seasons.Matusz asked...
Via Associated Press
February 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles: Matusz suspension presents dilemma for MLB

This past weekend was not a pleasant one for the Baltimore Orioles as they lost two of three to the lowly Marlins. Watching the Orioles trying to score runs was painful, as they put up a goose egg in a 13-inning game Saturday. However, the Orioles pitching staff was in the spotlight during that particular game when relief pitcher Brian Matusz was ejected in the extra inning affair...
Via isportsweb.com
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Brian Matusz suspended eight games for substance on arm

By Vincent Frank For the second time in less than a week, a Major League Baseball pitcher has been handed an eight-game suspension for using a “foreign substance” while pitching. Baltimore Orioles reliever Brian Matusz was suspended on Monday because of an incident in the 12th inning of Baltimore’s game against the Miami Marlins on Saturday. The home plate umpire was notified...
Via Sportsnaut
May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Orioles Pitcher Brian Matusz Ejected For Foreign Substance On Arm (Video)

Baltimore Orioles pitcher Brian Matusz ran into a little trouble during extra innings of Saturday’s game against the Miami Marlins. It wasn’t because of poor performance, but rather for the possible performance enhancer on his right forearm. Marlins manager Dan Jennings, who earned his first career win Saturday night, didn’t waste any time violating one of the unwritten...
Via NESN.com
May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Brian Matusz ejected for having foreign substance on arm

For the second time in three days, an MLB pitcher was ejected for having a foreign substance on his arm. On Saturday, the lucky (or unlucky, I guess) recipient of an ejection was Baltimore Orioles reliever Brian Matusz. Matusz followed in the footsteps of reliever Will Smith, who was ejected on Thursday from the Brewers-Braves game. Matusz retired two batters in the 12th inning...
Via The Outside Corner
May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Brian Matusz as a Potential Starter

In 2011, Brian Matusz had one of the worst seasons imaginable as a pitcher. At the end of Spring Training, he suffered an intercoastal strain and missed the first three months of the season. In his first start back, he gave up one run in 5 2/3 innings pitched, struck out three and walked none. […]
Via Fangraphs
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss
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