Mon, 24 Feb 2014 13:00:38 -0800
Baltimore Orioles RP Brian Matusz (finger) will have a wart removed from his left index finger Monday, March 3, but he'll start an intrasquad game Wednesday, Feb. 26, and pitch again later in the week. Matusz could miss four or five days after the surgery.
Wed, 05 Feb 2014 19:28:25 -0800
The Baltimore Orioles rotation is definitely not set in stone, according to Brittany Ghiroli, with only SP Chris Tillman considered a lock. SPs Zach Britton, Kevin Gausman and Brian Matusz will likely battle for the fifth starter job, and maybe more, if SPs Wei-Yin Chen, Miguel Gonzalez and Bud Norris falter. SP Steven Johnson is also considered to be in the mix.
Tue, 28 Jan 2014 07:30:09 -0800
Baltimore Orioles SP Brian Matusz will work out as a starter this winter and hopes to win a spot in the rotation. He has been working on his changeup this offseason to combat right-handed hitters' success against him. He has also improved his ability to hold runners on base.
Fri, 17 Jan 2014 11:55:11 -0800
The Baltimore Orioles avoided arbitration with SP Brian Matusz Friday, Jan. 17, by agreeing to a one-year, $2.4 million deal.
Fri, 17 Jan 2014 11:43:16 -0800
The Baltimore Orioles have agreed to terms with SP Brian Matusz on a one-year, $2.4 million dollar contract to avoid arbitration Friday, Jan. 17.
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 10:33:43 -0800
Baltimore Orioles SP Brian Matusz will be in competition to earn a starting rotation spot this spring, according to manager Buck Showalter. Matusz was 2-1 with a 3.53 ERA and held lefties to a .168 average in relief last season. He has a 5.51 ERA in his career as a starter. SPs Chris Tillman, Wei-Yin Chen and Miguel Gonzalez appear to have locked down spots in the rotation, and SP Bud Norris will also likely be a starter. However, the O's have considered the idea of using Norris as their closer, too. Matusz will likely compete with SPs Zach Britton, Steven Johnson, T.J. McFarland and Kevin Gausman.
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 08:34:06 -0800
The Baltimore Orioles tendered contracts to six of their arbitration-eligible players Monday, Dec. 2: C Matt Wieters, 1B Chris Davis, SP Tommy Hunter, SP Bud Norris, SP Brian Matusz and P Troy Patton. They also re-signed 1B Steve Pearce.
Thu, 22 Aug 2013 10:39:41 -0700
Baltimore Orioles RP Tommy Hunter, not RP Jim Johnson, recorded the save over the Tampa Bay Rays Wednesday, Aug. 21, recording the final out of the inning after following RPs Darren O'Day and Brian Matusz. Manager Buck Showalter indicated that he was trying to stay away from Johnson, who had warmed up two or three days in a row and pitched Tuesday, Aug. 20. "Oh, sure, you can read it," Showalter said. "We've got 30-something games. We're going to put our best foot forward every night. Jimmy's our best option, one of them. I'm glad we've got more than one good option. We've got a lot of good options and we'll continue to make use of them."
Fantasy Tip: Hunter deserves to be added if you're looking for saves. Johnson is probably still Showalter's preference in the ninth for the long term, though. Francisco Rodriguez (groin) is battling a nagging injury and could also vulture a few saves while Johnson is vulnerable right now.
Sat, 20 Apr 2013 14:14:19 -0700
Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter said the team believes RP Brian Matusz still has the potential to be a starting pitcher but will keep him in the bullpen for now.
Fri, 29 Mar 2013 12:36:21 -0700
Baltimore Orioles RP Brian Matusz will start the season pitching out of the bullpen. OF Chris Dickerson was reassigned to minor league camp Friday, March 29.
Fantasy Tip: Matusz excelled in relief last season, and the O's decided he helps their club best by staying there. This ruins his fantasy value for now, but it helps Baltimore in the long run. It's not out of the question that he will be a starter again at some point.