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Brian Matusz will start in Orioles' bullpen, but he's still an option to start

Brian Matusz will start in Orioles' bullpen, but he's still an option to start

SARASOTA, Fla. — Even though left-hander Brian Matusz will open the season pitching out of the Orioles' bullpen, where he flourished in the final five weeks of the season, manager Buck Showalter said he still sees Matusz as an option to start.

"He's still considered a guy who can do both," Showalter said Saturday. "I still feel like he's got a chance to be a quality starting pitcher for us. This is right move right now for this club. Obviously if we get a long way away from where he is innings-wise, then he'd probably need to make a start or two [at Triple-A Norfolk] get back to that unless we just happen to fall on the day we...

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