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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | April 12, 2014
Orioles manager Buck Showalter said after Friday's game that left-hander Brian Matusz and hitting coach Jim Presley were fighting flu-type symptoms. Presley was sent home; Matusz never made it to the ballpark. “We've got his bug going around,” Showalter said. “It's taken about two guys out a day, seems like.” Showalter made it sound like Matusz had already visited the hospital and might have to stay there -- and that he might not be available Saturday. “I'm not sure about Brian Matusz's status [Saturday]
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | June 30, 2014
Starting with today's series opener against the Texas Rangers, the Orioles will play 14 games in as many days until the All-Star break. And their biggest challenge might be how to assemble a roster that keeps them competitive on a nightly basis. The result of third baseman Manny Machado's suspension appeal still looms. He had his appeal hearing at the Warehouse on Wednesday, and the club is waiting to hear whether the five-game suspension will be reduced. An announcement is expected over the next 48 hours.
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By Steven Petrella and The Baltimore Sun | July 9, 2012
Brian Matusz is making a case to come back to Baltimore.  The lefty was named the International League Pitcher of the Week today after his first start in Triple-A Norfolk on Friday. Tides outfielder Nate McLouth took the honors for Batter of the Week. Matusz tossed a complete game shutout in a 4-0 win over Charlotte, surrendering four hits and a walk while striking out four. Eighty-one of his 114 pitches were strikes, and he outdueled rehabbing Phillip Humber, who threw a perfect game for the Chicago White Sox earlier this season.
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By Alejandro Zuniga and The Baltimore Sun | June 29, 2014
If Brian Matusz had won the matchup with the Tampa Bay Rays' James Loney in the sixth inning, the rest of the Orioles' game Sunday afternoon could have looked a lot different. But Loney hit a double, and Orioles manager Buck Showalter decided to stay with the left-hander instead of inserting right-hander Ryan Webb and further depleting a bullpen worn thin by Friday's doubleheader and a short outing Sunday by starter Miguel Gonzalez. Matusz, who was brought in to face the left-handed Loney with two outs in the sixth, went on to give up another double and a two-run home run as part of a decisive seven-run inning, and the Orioles set a new season-high in runs allowed in a 12-7 loss to the Rays in front of an announced 32,665 in the series finale at Camden Yards.
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By Matt Vensel | July 28, 2011
Pitching in the minor leagues and still struggling to get hitters out, Brian Matusz, who was thought to be the Orioles' best starting pitcher entering the 2011 season, admitted to Jeff Zrebiec of The Baltimore Sun on Wednesday that he wasn't mentally prepared at the start of spring training. Down in Sarasota, the Orioles pitching brain trust of Mark Connor and Rick Adair -- Connor is no longer with the team -- tinkered with Matusz's mechanics, and the pitcher said it negatively affected his confidence.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | April 10, 2012
Now that Orioles fans have had some time to digest left-hander Brian Matusz's 2012 debut, let's really take a look at the pluses and minuses of his outing against the Yankees, a 6-2 loss, on Monday night. Orioles manager Buck Showalter and catcher Matt Wieters both said emphatically that Matusz is leaps and bounds better than what he was last year. Matusz's velocity was there. He was mostly in the 91-92 range, the same as we saw during the spring, and nowhere near the mid-80s he dropped into last year. Even after the 90-pitch mark, he was still throwing 91.  So for now, let's put that to rest.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | February 23, 2012
Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz said he's put last season's struggles behind him and feels he's become a better pitcher having gone through them. Matusz looked impressive in his first public bullpen session Wednesday. Catcher Matt Wieters said it looked like Matusz's mechanics had improved and he regained his 2010 form. “I felt good,” Matusz said. “I felt nice and loose. The ball was coming out of my hand with no effort and it was coming out nice. I feel like the stuff is there.
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September 30, 2012
One of the most impressive things about the Orioles' turnaround under Buck Showalteris Showalter's ability to experiment in-season. And his knack on pulling the plug when it doesn't work and sticking with it when it looks like it might. How many times have we heard over the years that this guy might work out at that spot, but that's more of a spring training thing? The answer is plenty. Yet Showalter isn't afraid to try things and see if they stick - even if it means losing a game or two. Because the result could also win you a game or two. There have been some duds, like the revolving door of infielders in the outfield earlier this year.
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By Matt Vensel | June 15, 2011
After an abysmal start on Sunday in which he retired just three of the 13 batters he faced, Orioles pitcher Brian Matusz insisted that he was “100 percent healthy.” But he looked so out of sync in the 9-6 loss, Rays manager Joe Maddon said Matusz didn't look quite right. “He's not throwing as hard as he used to,” he said. Meanwhile, in the Baltimore clubhouse, Orioles manager Buck Showalter wasn’t sugarcoating Matusz’s performance, saying that he had hoped to see more improvement from his young starter upon returning from the disabled list.
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By Eduardo A. Encina, The Baltimore Sun | March 20, 2012
Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz had plenty of help in his fourth Grapefruit League start Tuesday afternoon against the Phillies at Ed Smith Stadium. Coming off back-to-back scoreless outings, Matusz's outing Tuesday wasn't his best of the spring, but the 25-year-old took another step toward earning a spot in the Orioles' starting rotation. He threw a spring training-high five innings, allowing seven hits — including three hits to lead off innings —but yielded just one run. "It's going to happen over the course of a season, multiple times," Matusz said.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | June 29, 2014
The Orioles bullpen went into the sixth inning of Sunday afternoon's game against the Tampa Bay Rays having allowed just one run over its past 30 innings. But a struggling Tampa Bay Rays offense came to life with a seven-run sixth inning -- all of the runs coming against the Orioles bullpen -- as 11 batters went to the plate. Six of the runs were scored with two outs in the inning off relievers Evan Meek and Brian Matusz. The Orioles entered the inning leading, 4-3, but No. 9 hitter Kevin Kiermaier hit a solo homer to right field off Meek with one out to tie the game.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | May 2, 2014
After an extra-innings doubleheader that went until almost 1 a.m, coffeemakers around the city are probably deep into their second pot this morning. While you're waiting for the first few cups to kick in, here's a summary of the morning's local sports headlines from blogger Jon Meoli. Worth the wait - The Orioles had what amounted to an early All-Star break with a scheduled off-day and two postponements, but more than made up for the lack of action in yesterday's doubleheader . Four pitchers - Ryan Webb, Darren O'Day, Brian Matusz, and Tommy Hunter - pulled double-duty in relief, and after the game, the Orioles optioned Evan Meek to Triple-A Norfolk to make room for some bullpen reinforcements.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | April 21, 2014
BOSTON -- As the Orioles left Boston on Monday afternoon with their bullpen depleted from accounting for 7 2/3 innings in two games over the past 24 hours, left-hander T.J. McFarland was on his way to Toronto to meet up with the club for some relief help. The Orioles are expected to officially recall McFarland before Tuesday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre, according to an industry source. In the Orioles' 7-6 win over the Boston Red Sox on Monday, three Orioles relievers pitched for the second consecutive day, including both left-handed relievers -- Zach Britton and Brian Matusz.
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | April 17, 2014
Orioles reliever Brian Matusz remembers laughing when he opened the piece of fan mail in Sarasota, Fla., last month. He immediately showed the contents of the manila envelope to Orioles head athletic trainer Richie Bancells before informing manager Buck Showalter. "I'm like, Richie, can you believe this?' Then I told Buck about it," Matusz said recently, chuckling. "That's probably the most unusual, interesting item any fan has ever asked me to sign. I thought it was hilarious.
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | April 13, 2014
Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz was back in uniform Sunday morning and back on the mound later in the day. Matusz missed the first two games of the series against the Toronto Blue Jays with a virus that caused him to spend time in a local hospital Friday afternoon. He had to receive IV fluids and wasn't released until later that night. "I think that was just to get on IVs, and make sure everything was OK, and make sure that it wasn't a stomach problem," Matusz said. "It was more precautionary.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | April 13, 2014
Orioles manager Buck Showalter has said since the beginning of the season that he wanted to get outfielder Steve Pearce a start. But with Nelson Cruz entrenched in the lineup and Delmon Young playing well, Pearce remained on the bench. At least until today. Cruz is getting a day off, and Pearce is in the lineup as the designated hitter. He'll be batting sixth. He's the last hitter on the 25-man roster to get a start. He was hitless in three at-bats over two games coming into Sunday.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | August 24, 2012
Left-hander Brian Matusz returned to the Orioles clubhouse Friday afternoon, but to fill a much different role than the one he had when he left. With left-handed reliever Troy Patton on the disabled list nursing a sprained right ankle, the Orioles called up Matusz, who was converted to a relief role 10 days ago, to be the sole lefty in the O's bullpen. "I'm confident in his abilities, I don't know if it's going to play up here," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2012
As the Orioles packed up for their final road trip of a surprising first half Sunday evening, left-hander Brian Matusz was left behind, the obvious casualty of a club - and a starting rotation - that is seemingly wilting as the summer progresses. Matusz, in a funk for his past five starts, secured a trip to Triple-A Norfolk by failing to get through the fifth in a 6-2 loss to the Cleveland Indians - the Orioles' ninth defeat in their past 12 games. “In my last five, six outings [I]
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | April 13, 2014
Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz is available for today's series finale against the Toronto Blue Jays after being bedridden the past two days with an illness that included a brief stay in a local hospital. Matusz said he first felt sick Friday morning, and that afternoon he went to a local hospital, where he received IV fluids and wasn't released until late at night. "I think that was just to get on IVs and make sure everything was OK and make sure that it wasn't a stomach problem,” Matusz said.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | April 12, 2014
Orioles manager Buck Showalter said after Friday's game that left-hander Brian Matusz and hitting coach Jim Presley were fighting flu-type symptoms. Presley was sent home; Matusz never made it to the ballpark. “We've got his bug going around,” Showalter said. “It's taken about two guys out a day, seems like.” Showalter made it sound like Matusz had already visited the hospital and might have to stay there -- and that he might not be available Saturday. “I'm not sure about Brian Matusz's status [Saturday]
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