Former Orioles reliever Brian Matusz is back home in Arizona waiting out the waiver process, wondering where he'll pitch next and reflecting on his years in Baltimore. Emotions are all over the place and Matusz remains in one spot. The Braves acquired Matusz and the 76th overall pick in the ... Read More
Buck Showalter discusses why trading Brian Matusz is good for the pitcher.
Last night, the Baltimore Orioles dealt Brian Matusz and the 76th overall pick in the draft to Atlanta for minor-league pitchers Brandon Barker and Trevor Belicek. As lead prospect analyst Eric Longenhagen noted on Twitter, the $838,900 in bonus money tied to that pick bumps the Braves’ draft and international bonus pool up to $13.2 million, which gives them the third-largest...
The Orioles weren't done making moves tonight with the Brian Matusz trade. They also acquired Single-A right-hander Franderlin Romero from the Reds for two international signing bonus slots. Romero, 23, was 1-4 with a 2.87 ERA in eight starts with the Dayton Dragons. He walked nine batters and struck out ... Read More
ATLANTA (AP) The rebuilding Atlanta Braves invested deeper into their already important June draft on Monday by acquiring the 76th pick in the draft from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for minor league pitchers Brandon Barker and Trevor Belicek. The Braves also acquired veteran left-hander Brian Matusz, who was immediately designated for assignment. The competitive balance...
Via Associated Press
ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves have invested deeper into their already important June draft by acquiring left-hander Brian Matusz and the 76th pick in the draft from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for minor league pitchers Brandon Barker and Trevor Belicek. The competitive balance draft pick gives the rebuilding Braves five of the first 80 picks in the June 9-11 draft, including...
Via Associated Press
The Orioles have traded left-hander Brian Matusz, their first-round selection in the 2008 draft, to the Braves for right-hander Brandon Barker and left-hander Trevor Belicek. Atlanta also will receive a Competitive Balance Round B pick (76th overall) in the upcoming draft. The Braves reportedly will designate Matusz for assignment, essentially ... Read More
Lefty Brian Matusz has struggled against left-handed batters, who are hitting .455 off him this season.
By Vincent Frank For the second time in less than a week, a Major League Baseball pitcher has been handed an eight-game suspension for using a “foreign substance” while pitching. Baltimore Orioles reliever Brian Matusz was suspended on Monday because of an incident in the 12th inning of Baltimore’s game against the Miami Marlins on Saturday. The home plate umpire was notified...
For the second time in three days, an MLB pitcher was ejected for having a foreign substance on his arm. On Saturday, the lucky (or unlucky, I guess) recipient of an ejection was Baltimore Orioles reliever Brian Matusz. Matusz followed in the footsteps of reliever Will Smith, who was ejected on Thursday from the Brewers-Braves game. Matusz retired two batters in the 12th inning...
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