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With Brian Matusz's status in question, Orioles looking for lefty relief help

With Brian Matusz's status in question, Orioles looking for lefty relief help

One of the Orioles' offseason priorities was improving the club's left-handed relief depth, especially given the prospect of fielding an all right-handed rotation.

And now, less than two weeks before the regular season begins, Brian Matusz's nagging back injury has left the Orioles devoid of situational left-handed relief options, and the club is scrambling for bullpen help.

Matusz will likely open the season on the disabled list with a lower back strain on his right side that has limited him to two outings this spring. That leaves the Orioles needing to find a reliever who can get left-handed hitters out in a pinch. With all five of their starters right-handed, they will...

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