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Royals play pat hand; Orioles add Matusz for ALCS

BALTIMORE (AP) The Kansas City Royals will enter the AL Championship Series with the same 25-man roster they used in a sweep of the Los Angeles Angels. Manager Ned Yost has an 11-man pitching staff, six outfielders, five infielders, designated hitter Billy Butler and catchers Salvador Perez and Erik Kratz. Baltimore's roster, as expected, does not include suspended first baseman...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles to carry Matusz as reliever

Brian Matusz has made the Orioles roster for Opening Day. The 26-year-old lefty was told by manager Buck Showalter that he would start the season in the bullpen for the Orioles. Matusz entered spring competing for a rotation spot with Jake Arrieta. The Orioles opted to go with Arrieta for the final rotation spot after he out pitched Matusz this spring. Last season Matusz appeared...
March 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Matusz solid for 5 innings, Orioles beat Red Sox

Left-hander Brian Matusz, competing for a spot in Baltimore's rotation, pitched five solid innings and the Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox 8-7 Tuesday. Matusz is among a number of contenders for the No. 5 spot. He allowed one run and six hits, striking out two and walking one. Baltimore led by six runs before the Red Sox scored six times in the eighth off relievers Daniel Schlereth...
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March 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Orioles Brian Matusz Taking Part in Bullpen Panel at Team's Fan Fest

Each year, most Major League teams have a fan festival before spring training starts.  It's a way to get fans closer to the players and coaches while building up excitement for the approaching season.  It's also a way to generate speculation and conjecture.  In the Baltimore Orioles' case, there are questions about how the team plans to use Brian Matusz since he will...
Via MLB Injury News
January 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Injury pushes Matusz back in Orioles' rotation

Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz has been scratched from his scheduled start Wednesday night with a nose injury. Matusz bruised his nose while bunting during batting practice on Tuesday. He was supposed to start Wednesday against Pittsburgh, but was moved back in the rotation to Friday. Matusz says he feels fine and could have pitched if needed against the Pirates, but he was pushed...
Via AP on Fox
June 13, 2012  |  Discuss

O's Matusz injures nose in bunting drill

Orioles starting pitcher Brian Matusz might not make his Wednesday start after fouling a ball off his nose during a bunting drill in batting practice Tuesday. Matusz, who rarely bats because he's an American League pitcher, has only four career plate appearances in the majors with not hits. It's customary for the next day's starting pitcher to take batting practice...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Matusz Turning the Corner?

Brian Matusz has been on a roller coaster since his first day in the big leagues. We have seen the young southpaw go from once highly touted prospect that would soon be the ace of the Orioles pitching staff to injury prone bust and now a bottom end of the rotation guy who could either implode or hurl a gem on any given night. I have always liked Brian Matusz and wished success for...
Via B-More Birds Nest
May 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Rangers smack Matusz, O’s around, dampen enthusiasm from road trip just a bit

Wow. That one word pretty much sums up that past road trip for the Orioles. After taking their fourth consecutive L against division rival New York to start the 6 game trip, the frustration of being able to squeak out wins against lesser competition but never really being able to compete against powerhouses such as Boston and New York began to build in the minds of Orioles faithful...
Via B-More Birds Nest
May 08, 2012  |  Discuss
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