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Orioles trade Brian Matusz to Braves for pitching prospects

Orioles trade Brian Matusz to Braves for pitching prospects

From mid-2012 through last season, Brian Matusz had reinvented himself as a successful situational left-handed reliever. But the magnitude of his struggles — particularly with getting left-handed hitters out — since returning from the disabled list last month appeared to have made his days with the Orioles numbered.

Unloading Matusz and the remainder of his $3.9 million salary this season was easier said than done, but the Orioles found a taker Monday night in the Atlanta Braves.

The Orioles sent Matusz, 29, along with their competitive-balance pick (76th overall) in this June's draft to the Braves for a pair of minor league pitchers: right-handed starter...

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