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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 AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles, LHP Matusz agree to $3.9 million, 1-year contract

BALTIMORE (AP) The Orioles have 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...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles, LHP Matusz agree on 1-year, $3.9 million contract

BALTIMORE (AP) The Baltimore Orioles have reached agreement with left-hander Brian Matusz on a one-year, $3.9 million contract, avoiding arbitration. Matusz went 1-4 with a 2.94 ERA in 58 appearances out of the bullpen last season. He struck out 59 over 49 innings. The 28-year-old Matusz has a career record of 27-41 with a 4.76 ERA in seven seasons. Matusz asked for $4.4 million...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Matusz, Orioles reach agreement to avoid arbitration

The Orioles have avoided arbitration with Brian Matusz by agreeing to a contract for 2016.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Matusz agrees to terms on 2016 contract - School of Roch

The Orioles avoided an arbitration hearing with left-hander Brian Matusz, who agreed to terms today on a $3.9 million contract, according to an industry source. Matusz sought $4.4 million when the sides exchanged figures, and the Orioles countered at $3.5 million, so they almost met directly in the middle. MLBTradeRumors.com ... Read More
Via MASN
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 144 Recap: Orioles 6, Red Sox 5

It’s past my bed time. Let’s make this quick. Top Play (WPA): The Red Sox may have lost this game, but they were the owners of the top play by WPA, and that’s what really counts. Future Hall of Famer Travis Shaw hit a game-tying solo shot off Brian Matusz in the eighth inning (+0.268) that tied the game at five and doomed us to a 13-inning affair. The Orioles’ top play...
Via BP Boston
September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankees' Bird Getting High Praise From Those In The Know

How big has Greg Bird been this season? That's a rhetorical question, of course. Everyone knows how big Bird (Big Bird!) has been since he made his MLB debut on August 13th. The lefty-hitting first baseman has hit .263 with 5 HR and 17 RBI.  Yesterday was his biggest game yet. His clutch, three-run homer put the Yankees ahead to stay, helping them pick up ground on division...
Via Lady At The Bat
September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankees top Orioles, close within half-game of AL East lead

NEW YORK -- Rookie Greg Bird hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer off Brian Matusz in the seventh inning, and the New York Yankees rallied past the reeling Baltimore Orioles 8-6 Monday to close within a half-game of AL East-leading Toronto. Alex Rodriguez and John Ryan Murphy also homered for the Yankees (77-59), who overcame a 4-1 deficit and improved to 18 games over .500 for the...
Via AP on Fox
September 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Bird's tiebreaking 3-run homer lifts Yanks over Orioles 8-6

NEW YORK (AP) Rookie Greg Bird hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer off Brian Matusz in the seventh inning, and the New York Yankees rallied past the reeling Baltimore Orioles 8-6 Monday. Alex Rodriguez and John Ryan Murphy also homered for the Yankees (77-59), who overcame a 4-1 deficit and improved to 18 games over .500 for the first time since 2012. With his 29th home run this...
Via AP on Fox
September 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Sunday’s loss a microcosm of 2015 season for Orioles

Say it with me one time, “That’s so Orioles.” The Baltimore Orioles took one on the chin yesterday, losing 5-4 to the Los Angeles Angels on a walk-off single by David Murphy in the bottom of the 11th inning. The loss dropped them 3.0 games back of the Angels in the chase for the American League’s second Wild Card spot. It was a heart-breaking loss, and one that serves perfectly...
Via Baseball Essential
August 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Murphy drives in 4 runs in Angels' 5-4 win over O's in 11

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) David Murphy's bases-loaded single in the 11th inning sent the Los Angeles Angels to a 5-4 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday. Carlos Perez led off the inning with a double against rookie Chaz Roe (2-2) and Johnny Giavotella bunted a third strike foul while trying to advance him. Lefty Brian Matusz came in to face Kole Calhoun and slipped a called...
Via AP on Fox
August 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles trade rumors: On the block

With trade season looming, the Baltimore Orioles will most likely be buyers instead of sellers. But with every action comes an opposite reaction. If the Os wish to snag a skilled player at the trade deadline, they must be willing to give something up and certain players on the current Baltimore roster are more likely to be involved in these trades than others. The first player that...
Via isportsweb.com
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Murphy delivers big hit for Yankees in 5-3 win over Orioles

BALTIMORE (AP) John Ryan Murphy had the Yankees' only hit in a three-run fifth inning, and New York defeated the Baltimore Orioles 5-3 Sunday to salvage the finale of a three-game series. Mark Teixeira drove in a run and scored one to help the first-place Yankees end Baltimore's six-game winning streak. Dellin Betances, filling in for injured closer Andrew Miller, worked around...
Via AP on Fox
June 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles: analyzing latest roster adjustments

Last week’s news that catcher Matt Wieters is returning to the lineup is now official as he was reinstated from the 60-day disabled list earlier Friday. Although the return of their starting catcher has been the talk of the clubhouse, it wasn’t the only roster move that the Baltimore Orioles had to make in the past 24 hours. Brian Matusz The suspension of left-handed pitcher...
Via isportsweb.com
June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Beane, Young deny Braden's claims of A's 'application station' for foreign substances

The issue of pitchers using foreign substances has been in the news lately within the realm of Major League Baseball, as Will Smith of the Milwaukee Brewers and Brian Matusz of the Baltimore Orioles were ejected from ballgames after being caught in the act.  The furor led to Dallas Braden, former pitcher-turned-ESPN-analyst, to weigh in...and he did so with some comments regarding...
Via Fox Sports
May 27, 2015  |  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

Managers support pitchers getting better grip on balls

NEW YORK (AP) Yankees manager Joe Girardi thinks Major League Baseball should avoid the sticky situation of pitchers being caught using foreign substances to get better grips on the ball by providing the tacky stuff for them. ''I really believe there should be a substance behind the mound that every pitcher is allowed to use,'' Girardi said Tuesday. ''I'd like to see them come up...
Via AP on Fox
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

John Farrell wants MLB to approve foreign substances for pitchers

It’s been a tumultuous week for pitchers and banned substances. Less than a week ago, Milwaukee Brewers reliever Will Smith was suspended eight games after being ejected for having a foreign substance on his non-throwing arm. Yesterday, Baltimore Orioles reliever Brian Matusz was suspended for eight games as well, as he was caught with a foreign substance on his arm after Marlins...
Via The Outside Corner
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

John Farrell wants MLB to approve foreign substances for pitchers

It’s been a tumultuous week for pitchers and banned substances. Less than a week ago, Milwaukee Brewers reliever Will Smith was suspended eight games after being ejected for having a foreign substance on his non-throwing arm. Yesterday, Baltimore Orioles reliever Brian Matusz was suspended for eight games as well, as he was caught with a foreign substance on his arm after Marlins...
Via Bloguin Best
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Dan Duquette comments on Matusz suspension, gripping enhancements

Baltimore Orioles pitcher Brian Matusz has been suspended for eight games (which he is appealing) for using a gripping enhancement.President Dan Duquette offered his two cents regarding the suspension and the legalization of gripping agents for pitchers:"Pitchers, they're trying to grip the ball so they can make an effective pitch and I think Brian Matusz's intent was pure, that...
Via Fox Sports
May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Orioles’ Matusz to Appeal Eight-Game Ban for Foreign Substance

BALTIMORE, MD – OCTOBER 10: Brian Matusz #17 of the Baltimore Orioles reacts after Mike Moustakas #8 of the Kansas City Royals hit a two run home run to right center field in the tenth inning during Game One of the American League Championship Series at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on October 10, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) Major League Baseball...
Via The Sports Journal
May 25, 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 suspended 8 game, appeals

BALTIMORE (AP) Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz received an eight-game suspension from Major League Baseball for having a foreign substance on his arm during a game in Miami. Matusz immediately appealed and was in uniform for Baltimore's game Monday against the Houston Astros. He will continue to pitch until his appeal is heard. Matusz entered Saturday's game against the Marlins...
Via AP on Fox
May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Orioles' Matusz suspended eight games for foreign substance

Baltimore Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz was suspended eight games by Major League Baseball on Monday for using a foreign substance. Matusz was ejected during Saturday's game against the Miami Marlins when it was discovered that he had a foreign substance on his arm. With two outs in the 12th inning of a 0-0 game, Marlins manager Dan Jennings approached plate umpire Jordan Baker...
Via Fox Sports
May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Brian Matusz suspended eight games for foreign substance

Major League Baseball has suspended Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Brian Matusz eight games for the foreign substance on his arm from Saturday night. Matsuz, like Will Smith of the Milwaukee Brewers, was given an eight game suspension. Matsuz has already appealed his suspension and will be available to pitch out of the bullpen until an appeal is heard. #Orioles LHP Brian Matusz...
Via Tireball.com
May 25, 2015  |  Discuss
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