Jan. 18 12:08 PM PT1:08 PM MT2:08 PM CT3:08 PM ET15:08 ET20:08 GMT4:08 CST1:08 PM MST3:08 PM EST3:38 PM VEN0:08 UAE (+1)2:08 PM CT-The Baltimore Orioles have agreed to terms with Matusz. Analysis: Matusz contributed in the bullpen during the 2012 playoffs. In 18 relief appearances during the regular season, the 25-year-old was 1-0 with a 1.35 ERA.
Aug. 24 3:03 PM PT4:03 PM MT5:03 PM CT6:03 PM ET18:03 ET22:03 GMT6:03 CST3:03 PM MST5:03 PM EST5:33 PM VEN2:03 UAE (+1)5:03 PM CT-The Baltimore Orioles have recalled left-hander Brian Matusz from Triple-A Norfolk and assigned him to the bullpen, a radical change for the long-time starter. Matusz will be the only lefty in the bullpen. He replaces J.C. Romero, who was designated for assignment Friday. Romero had a 6.75 ERA in five appearances with the Orioles. Analysis: Matusz has pitched in 68 major league games, all of them starts. The Orioles had him serve as a reliever in four games recently with Norfolk, and he did well enough to warrant a look at the big league level.
June 13 2:02 PM PT3:02 PM MT4:02 PM CT5:02 PM ET17:02 ET21:02 GMT5:02 CST2:02 PM MST4:02 PM EST4:32 PM VEN1:02 UAE (+1)4:02 PM CT-Matusz has been scratched from his scheduled start Wednesday night with a nose injury. The left-hander says he feels fine and could have pitched if needed against the Pirates, but he was pushed back after a discussion with manager Buck Showalter. Analysis: Matusz bruised his nose while bunting during batting practice on Tuesday. He was supposed to start Wednesday against Pittsburgh, but was moved back in the rotation to Friday. Matusz says he's feeling a small measure of pain, but added, "I should be fine for Friday." Jake Arrieta will start Wednesday for the Orioles. Arrieta was demoted to the bullpen after his last start and will be throwing on four days' rest.
June 8 3:19 PM PT4:19 PM MT5:19 PM CT6:19 PM ET18:19 ET22:19 GMT6:19 CST3:19 PM MST5:19 PM EST5:49 PM VEN2:19 UAE (+1)5:19 PM CT-Matusz struggled in a loss to the Red Sox on Thursday. Analysis: He gave up five runs and four hits and walked five in a season-short two innings. Matusz came in having won four of his previous five starts. He'll face the Pirates his next time out.
June 3 9:49 AM PT10:49 AM MT11:49 AM CT12:49 PM ET12:49 ET16:49 GMT0:49 CST9:49 AM MST11:49 AM EST12:19 PM VEN20:49 UAE11:49 AM CT-Matusz won for the fourth time in five starts Saturday against the Rays. Analysis: He gave up one run, two hits and struck out seven in 7 1-3 innings. Over his last five starts, Matusz is 4-1 with a 2.87 ERA. Opponents are hitting .212 against him. He'll face the Red Sox next.
May 23 12:36 PM PT1:36 PM MT2:36 PM CT3:36 PM ET15:36 ET19:36 GMT3:36 CST12:36 PM MST2:36 PM EST3:06 PM VEN23:36 UAE2:36 PM CT-Matusz dominated the Red Sox on Tuesday, allowing one run and two hits in 6 1-3 innings. He also struck out a season-high nine. Analysis: Matusz has won his last three starts to improve to 4-4 with a 4.86 ERA. He's allowed three or fewer runs in each of the last three starts.
May 18 3:41 PM PT4:41 PM MT5:41 PM CT6:41 PM ET18:41 ET22:41 GMT6:41 CST3:41 PM MST5:41 PM EST6:11 PM VEN2:41 UAE (+1)5:41 PM CT-Matusz (3-4) won for the third time in four starts in Thursday's 5-3 victory over Kansas City after enduring a career-worst 12-decision losing streak. He allowed three runs on seven hits and a walk in six innings. Analysis: Matusz is 3-1 with a 5.09 ERA in four May starts.
May 13 11:06 AM PT12:06 PM MT1:06 PM CT2:06 PM ET14:06 ET18:06 GMT2:06 CST11:06 AM MST1:06 PM EST1:36 PM VEN22:06 UAE1:06 PM CT-Matusz earned a second victory as the Orioles beat the Rays 5-3 on Saturday night. Analysis: Matusz gave up three runs and seven hits over 5 2-3 innings, striking out five.
May 8 10:37 AM PT11:37 AM MT12:37 PM CT1:37 PM ET13:37 ET17:37 GMT1:37 CST10:37 AM MST12:37 PM EST1:07 PM VEN21:37 UAE12:37 PM CT-After two promising starts, Matusz gave up seven runs and 10 hits in five innings of a loss to the Rangers on Monday. Analysis: Matusz threw 103 pitches and faced four batters in the sixth without recording an out. It was a definite setback after giving up one earned run in his previous 12 1-3 innings.
May 2 10:13 AM PT11:13 AM MT12:13 PM CT1:13 PM ET13:13 ET17:13 GMT1:13 CST10:13 AM MST12:13 PM EST12:43 PM VEN21:13 UAE12:13 PM CT-Matusz ended his 11-month losing streak in a 7-1 rout of the Yanks on Tuesday. Analysis: Matusz allowed six hits and one walk in 6 1-3 innings to win for the first time since beating Oakland last June 6. He had been 0-12 with a 10.47 ERA in 14 starts since, the longest active losing streak in the majors and one short of the Orioles record set by Mike Boddicker from 1987-88. "It couldn't be more exciting,'' Matusz said.
Apr. 27 2:31 PM PT3:31 PM MT4:31 PM CT5:31 PM ET17:31 ET21:31 GMT5:31 CST2:31 PM MST4:31 PM EST5:01 PM VEN1:31 UAE (+1)4:31 PM CT-Matusz did not get a decision as the Orioles beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-2 on Thursday night. Analysis: Matusz wasn't charged with an earned run for the first time since Sept. 27, 2010. He gave up two unearned runs over six innings. ``This year, I've felt good out there in multiple outings,'' Matusz said.
Apr. 21 12:54 PM PT1:54 PM MT2:54 PM CT3:54 PM ET15:54 ET19:54 GMT3:54 CST12:54 PM MST2:54 PM EST3:24 PM VEN23:54 UAE2:54 PM CT-Matusz suffered his 12th straight loss as the O's fell to the Angels 6-3 Friday night. Analysis: Matusz (0-3) was charged with six runs - four earned - and eight hits in five-plus innings with three walks and six strikeouts. His streak is the longest by any active major leaguer, and one shy of the Orioles record set by Mike Boddicker between August 1987 and May 1988. Matusz, the fourth overall pick in the 2008 draft, has an 11.64 ERA in 13 starts since his last victory on June 6, 2011, against Oakland.
Apr. 10 3:11 PM PT4:11 PM MT5:11 PM CT6:11 PM ET18:11 ET22:11 GMT6:11 CST3:11 PM MST5:11 PM EST5:41 PM VEN2:11 UAE (+1)5:11 PM CT-Matusz (0-1) threw 96 pitches in laboring through four innings of Monday's 6-2 loss to the Yankees. Analysis: He gave up four runs, six hits and four walks in absorbing his 10th straight loss over two seasons
Apr. 4 3:30 PM PT4:30 PM MT5:30 PM CT6:30 PM ET18:30 ET22:30 GMT6:30 CST3:30 PM MST5:30 PM EST6:00 PM VEN2:30 UAE (+1)5:30 PM CT-Matusz pitched his way into Baltimore's rotation this spring and made his final pitch with a strong outing in an exhibition against the Orioles' top farm team in Norfolk on Wednesday afternoon. The 25-year-old lefthander pitched four shutout innings, allowing three hits. He struck out five and walked one in the Orioles' 6-4 loss to the Norfolk Tides. Analysis: Matusz went 1-9 with a 10.69 ERA in an injury plagued 2011. He has 22 strikeouts and three walks in 24 2-3 innings this spring.