Illness hits Brian Matusz, Jim Presley

The Baltimore Sun

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],” Showalter said. “There was some talk about if he doesn't get better, keeping him in the hospital overnight.”

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