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O's: Brian Matusz can deal

Here's an interesting anecdote from Orioles beat reporter Jeff Zrebiec, who visited the minor league facility at Twin Lakes Park in Sarasota, Fla.:

Remember how manager Dave Trembley and pitching coach Rick Kranitz sent Brian Matusz to minor league camp under instructions to throw only his fastball and changeup in his early camp games. Well, he really wanted to do that, until he got hit around in his first minor league start of the spring.

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So, Matusz went to minor league pitching coordinator Dave Schmidt and asked to be allowed to at least show hitters his curveball and slider once in awhile. He got the go ahead and some interesting results.

In his next two starts, he combined to pitch nine innings and give up one hit and one walk.

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