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...
The Orioles have traded left-hander Brian Matusz, their first-round selection in the 2008 draft, to the Braves for right-hander Brandon Barker and left-hander Trevor Belicek. Atlanta also will receive a Competitive Balance Round B pick (76th overall) in the upcoming draft. The Braves reportedly will designate Matusz for assignment, essentially ... Read More
Lefty Brian Matusz has struggled against left-handed batters, who are hitting .455 off him this season.
Through the Casey Cares Foundation, 5-year-old Andrew Oberle, who is battling leukemia, receives an autographed Jonathan Scoop bat from Brian Matusz.
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
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...
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...
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...
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...
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. […]
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