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Brady Anderson

With newfound confidence, Brian Matusz aims for a starting role

With newfound confidence, Brian Matusz aims for a starting role

SARASOTA, Fla. — Brian Matusz's roller-coaster season had landed him in Triple-A Norfolk last August, and he was walking along the city's harbor in the shadows of majestic naval battleships with his father, Mike.

Days earlier, the Orioles left-hander was told that the organization was moving to the bullpen. He initially saw it as another demotion, and two relief appearances in, the results were unspectacular.

He called home to Arizona and asked his father to visit him in Virginia. He had been jettisoned back to the minors for the second straight season, and after 1½ months in Triple-A, he was forced to watch from the outside as the Orioles were in the midst of a...

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