After Monday's dramatic 4-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays, the Orioles had three extra names on their walking wounded list.

Two were hurt Monday; the other occurred about two weeks ago.


Brian Matusz left Monday's start after being hit in the left triceps with a liner off the bat of Yunel Escobar in the first inning. He finished the first, but the club didn't allow him to go back in for the second.

"It was only going to get worse as the game went on," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. "I wasn't taking a chance at this point, at any point, actually."

Matusz had the expected swelling in his arm after the game and said he would be re-evaluated Tuesday before he'd know whether he would make his next start.

"It swelled up pretty good, it's going to bruise up a little bit," said Matusz who iced the triceps and then applied pressure packs to it. "It's in a spot that really doesn't scare me too much, its right on the triceps, that's why I didn't feel it when I was throwing."

Matusz wasn't the only key Oriole to exit early. Second baseman Brian Roberts was removed in the top of the ninth after being hit just above the right knee by a Jason Frasor pitch in the eighth inning. He remained on the bases in the eighth, but was lifted when the Orioles came out to play defense in the ninth.

"I didn't' like the way he moved on the ball (hit by Robert Andino in the eighth)," Showalter said. "Robby wanted to stay in there but I didn't like what I was seeing. We'll see where he is (Tuesday)."

He's listed as day-to-day but it wouldn't be a surprise if he were held out of Tuesday's game.

Injuries can linger, as evidenced by what Showalter told reporters after the game. Infielder Julio Lugo was unavailable Monday and had been unavailable since he pinch-ran Friday in Detroit. Showalter said Lugo has been having headaches and trouble sleeping recently, likely related to when he was hit in the head by an attempted pickoff on Aug. 29 in Anaheim.

He has started just two games since then. Showalter said Lugo will receive a MRI on Tuesday.