Baltimore Orioles
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Name  Brian Matusz
Born  2/11/1987
Height  6-4
Weight  200
Number  17
Position  RP
Bats  L
Throws  L
5/25/2015 11:35:00 AM
Description: Baltimore lefthander Brian Matusz has been suspended eight games for having a "foreign substance" on his arm.
Insight: Matusz will appeal the suspension and will still be available in the bullpen for the time being. Even so, he's not fantasy worthy.
11/7/2012 8:56:00 PM
Description: Baltimore lefthander Brian Matusz had surgery to repair a muscle tear in his abdomen last month according to's Brittany Ghiroli.
Insight: Matusz struggled as a starter (5-10, 5.42 ERA in 16 starts) but was able to find his niche in the Orioles' bullpen late in the season (1-0, 1.35 in 18 appearances). He should be ready for spring training.
7/1/2012 6:40:00 PM
Description: Orioles SP Brian Matusz was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk Sunday after his latest poor outing.
Insight: Matusz (5-10, 5.42 ERA) can be dropped in all fantasy leagues.
6/15/2012 11:02:00 PM
Description: Orioles SP Brian Matusz gave up four runs on nine hits in 5 2/3 innings Friday against Atlanta.
Insight: Matusz (5-7, 4.94) was hit in the nose during a bunting drill Tuesday, causing the Orioles to push his start back to Friday. He's been too inconsistent to start outside of deep AL-only leagues.
6/13/2012 4:10:00 PM
Description: Orioles SP Brian Matusz has been scratched from Wednesday's start against Pittsburgh with a nose contusion. He's been confirmed to start Friday against Atlanta.
Insight: Matusz was hit in the nose during a bunting drill Tuesday but he was initially confirmed for his start Wednesday. We wouldn't use Matusz Friday at Atlanta, as the Baltimore lefty is 3-3 with a 5.01 ERA and 1.61 WHIP in six road starts this season.
6/12/2012 8:03:00 PM
Description: Orioles SP Brian Matusz is expected to make his scheduled start Wednesday after X-rays on his nose came back negative, according to Brittany Ghiroli of
Insight: Matusz was hit in the nose during a bunting drill Tuesday and was questionable for his start Wednesday. Matusz is just 2-3 with a 4.64 ERA in six starts on the road this season, but he's facing Pittsburgh Wednesday so feel free to use him.
6/12/2012 4:40:00 PM
Description: Orioles SP Brian Matusz was hit in the nose during a bunting drill Tuesday and is questionable for his start Wednesday.
Insight: The Orioles will make a decision on Matusz' availability for Wednesday after evaluating him Tuesday night. Baltimore is lucky to avoid a situation like Pittsburgh had with A.J. Burnett. The Pirates right-hander broke an orbital bone during a bunting drill in the preseason and had to miss several weeks of action.
6/6/2012 7:04:00 PM
Description: Orioles SP Brian Matusz will start Thursday against Boston. He's been successful in his career against the Red Sox and has pitched well lately, but he's not a good streaming option due to the game taking place at Fenway Park.
Insight: Matusz has thrown four straight quality starts and owns a 3-1 record with a 3.58 ERA and .209 BAA in seven career starts against Boston. However, he has a 4.58 ERA and 1.42 WHIP in four starts at Fenway Park.
6/2/2012 8:00:00 PM
Description: Orioles SP Brian Matusz improved to 5-5 on the season after beating Tampa Bay Saturday. The left-hander allowed one run on two hits in 7 1/3 innings. He walked three and struck out seven.
Insight: Matusz has won five of his last seven starts and has thrown four straight quality starts.
6/7/2011 7:31:00 AM
Description: Orioles SP Brian Matusz picked up his first win of the season, allowing 2 runs in 5 1/3 innings against Oakland. Matusz gave up 7 hits and walked 2, while striking out 3.
Insight: This was a good, not great, start for Matusz after a long layoff. Expect him to improve, especially in the K numbers, as he gets back into game shape and gains arm strength.
6/1/2011 7:28:00 PM
Description: Brian Matusz made his debut after suffering an oblique injury in spring training and helped the O's snap a five game losing skid. Matusz went 5 2/3 and struck out three while allowing one run on four hits.
Insight: This is a solid debut for Matusz who has Top 30-40 SP potential and 0 walks is a key stat in a first start like this.
6/1/2011 5:48:00 PM
Description: The Baltimore Orioles have activated starter Brian Matusz off the 15-day disabled list and will make his season debut against the Mariners. SOURCE: Yahoo Sports
Insight: Get Matusz active if you have not already done so.
5/13/2011 7:25:00 PM
Description: Baltimore Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz is ready to start a minor league rehab assignment. SOURCE: Yahoo Sports
Insight: Matusz is about two weeks away from being able to make a fantasy impact, barring any setbacks.
4/21/2011 7:49:00 AM
Description: Brian Matusz is scheduled to throw from 120 on Friday and Sunday and be re-evaluated on Monday by the Orioles. SOURCE: ORIOLES.COM
Insight: It sounds like Matusz is still 2-3 weeks away from pitching in a big league game because he still has to throw from a mound and then make at least one rehab start in the minors.
4/18/2011 11:38:00 AM
Description: Orioles SP Brian Matusz is still feeling effects from a strained left intercostal muscle and hasn't been cleared to throw off the mound. He'll remain on a throwing program at the team's spring training complex in Sarasota, Fla., for the time being. "I don't expect him to join us anytime soon," manager Buck Showalter said. SOURCE: Baltimore Sun
Insight: Matusz was touted as a breakout candidate this year so this is bad news, as there is no official timetable for his return. Keep him stashed on your bench until he is cleared to return.
4/5/2011 2:01:00 AM
Description: Matusz is expected to miss at least the first month of the season with an intercostal strain that has landed him on the DL.
Insight: The upside on Matusz's injury is that it afforded Zach Britton an opportunity, on which he capitalized his first time out. Matusz could be out as long as six weeks. (
4/2/2011 5:40:00 AM
Description: Brian Matusz (intercostal strain) has been placed on the DL. Chris Tillman will start today and prized prospect Zach Britton will start on Sunday. SOURCE:MLB
Insight: This is very disappointing for Matusz owners since many of them reached for him, predicting a breakout season. Now they will have to wait. Britton was dominant in spring training and can be added to the bench in deeper leagues right away.
4/1/2011 4:27:00 PM
Description: Orioles SP Brian Matusz, battling upper back soreness, was scratched from his start tomorrow. SOURCE: Rotoworld
Insight: This does not sound like anything serious right now, but pay attention to the news to see if this injury gets worse.
3/28/2011 3:36:00 PM
Description: Orioles SP Brian Matusz was hit in the left biceps during a sim game and he may not be ready for Opening Day. SOURCE: Jeff Zrebiec via Twitter
Insight: The initial reports do not indicate that this will be a long-term issue but don't be surprised to see Matusz miss a start or two.
3/24/2011 5:23:00 AM
Description: Brian Matusz allowed four runs while getting just four outs last night.
Insight: He has more potential than most late round starters so he is still a good end game draft selection. However, he has been inconsistent in spring training so it might be wise to leave him on the bench for his first regular season start.