|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||55.00||2.00||4.00||0.00||4.09||1.38||47.00||24.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Boston|| 7.2||1||0|| 4.70||0||0||9|
|vs LHB|| 30.0||0||0|| 2.70||0||7||33|
|vs RHB|| 21.0||0||0|| 4.71||0||9||17|
|11/22/2013||Mark Teixeira, 1B NYY|
Rick Porcello, SP DET
Josh Hamilton, RF LAA
Brian Matusz, RP BAL
|Jacob Diekman, RP PHI|
Dexter Fowler, CF HOU
Yusmeiro Petit, RP SF
Zach Lee, SP LAD
Drew Vettleson, RF TB
Brandon Maurer, SP SEA
|Last 10 Games|
|Orioles planning to tender all arbitration eligible players |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(11/26/13) Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette told the Baltimore Sun Monday he has no intention of letting his arbitration eligible players go.
"We are planning on tendering those guys," Duquette said. "Most of the guys we have there are real good players."
First baseman Chris Davis highlights the list of arbitration eligible players, which features eight additional names. They are: catcher Matt Wieters; outfielders Nolan Reimold and Steve Pearce; and pitchers Troy Patton, Brian Matusz, Tommy Hunter, Jim Johnson and Bud Norris.
|Brian Matusz a likely trade candidate |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(10/20/13) Orioles pitcher Brian Matusz is a likely trade candidate this offseason, CSNBaltimore.com reports. Matusz, who made $1.6 million in 2013 in his first season of arbitration eligibility, is due a raise and may be out of the team's budget for a left-handed reliever.
Matusz would also like the opportunity to start, which may not present itself in Baltimore. He went 2-1 with a 3.53 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 50:16 K:BB ratio in 51 innings while making 65 relief appearances and no starts in 2013.
|Brian Matusz staying in bullpen -- for now |
|by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com|
(4/20/13) Orioles manager Buck Showalter told MLB.com Saturday that Brian Matusz will remain in the bullpen.
Matusz worked a scoreless inning in Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Dodgers and has a 1.35 ERA through seven appearances.
"We still think he has that potential [to be a starter]," Showalter said. "Right now, he's in our bullpen. But he's not so far removed with the innings he's pitched to still be an option [as a starter]."
|Brian Matusz makes Orioles' bullpen |
|by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com|
(3/29/13) Brian Matusz has made the Orioles as a reliever, MASN reports.
Matusz, 26, failed as a starter last season as he allowed a brutal 5.42 ERA and 1.713 WHIP in 16 starts (84.2 innings). He was excellent upon a late-season transition to the bullpen, as he allowed just two runs on five hits and three walks over 13.1 innings, including an eye-popping 19 strikeouts.
It's a small sample as a reliever, but it wouldn't be surprising if he succeeds in the bullpen. Matusz has struggled to turn his excellent stuff into strikeouts as a starter, as he owns a mediocre 7.1 K/9 out of the rotation. Even more worrying, he has served up 57 home runs in 68 starts, a brutal 1.45 HR/9. Starters transitioning to relief often improve those two statistics in particular, especially when they throw as hard as Matusz -- see the Rule of 17 -- so he'll be one to watch in the bullpen this season.
|Brian Matusz losing grip on rotation battle |
|by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com|
(3/24/13) Orioles rotation candidate Brian Matusz got his chance to state his case for manager Buck Showalter in a Grapefruit League start Sunday against the Pirates. Staked to an 8-0 lead before he even stepped foot on the mound, Matusz did not put his best foot forward against the Pirates.
Matusz completed just four innings as he surrendered five runs on nine hits and a walk. He allowed a two-run home run to Andrew McCutchen in the first inning and only pitched one clean frame. Matusz threw 67 pitches and 46 went for strikes as he struck out two batters. His struggles came against the same team that Jake Arrieta pitched well against Thursday.
With Matusz's ability and experience as a left-handed specialist in the bullpen, the scales now seem to tip heavily in favor of Arrieta winning the No. 5 rotation spot. Of course, Steve Johnson and Jair Jurrjens remain in the running and Showalter has not officially ruled Matusz out yet, either.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
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