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Notebook: Matusz throws shutout for Norfolk, but return to O's uncertain

Notebook: Matusz throws shutout for Norfolk, but return to O's uncertain

Lefty Brian Matusz, who was demoted to Triple-A in June after a rough stretch in the majors, threw his best game for Norfolk on Thursday — a shutout against one of the best teams in the International League.

What that performance means for his future return to Baltimore, though, is not certain.

It's possible Matusz, who was penciled in as the club's No. 2 starter this spring before an intercostal muscle strain landed him on the disabled list, could be back soon — perhaps during the Orioles' upcoming 10-game road trip.

That hasn't been determined yet.

"If everybody feels like he's ready to come back, he will. At some point that will...

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