As of yesterday, Matusz was still saying that he was optimistic that he'll be able to take the ball for the second game of the season. He got treatment on his arm all day with the hopes of playing catch today. Certainly, the Orioles want the young lefty on the mound Saturday opposite James Shields. However, if he isn't feeling that great, they have the option of pushing him back a couple of days, possibly to Monday's home opener. That would allow them to move up Arrieta, the scheduled starter that day, to Saturday, giving Matusz a couple of more days to heal and get ready. Orioles manager Buck Showalter pushed back the start of the minor league/simulated game today because if Matusz is unable to play catch, they would likely scratch Arrieta from that game and establish him as Saturday's starter. However, if it is deemed that Matusz isn't ready and won't be for several days, the Orioles may be forced to put him on the disabled list, thus opening up even more questions.