After his final outing of the spring, Orioles left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada said he felt physically ready to join the big league club for Opening Day in Baltimore. But the Orioles brass believes Wada, who signed a two-year, $8.14 million contract in December, will benefit from remaining in Sarasota to build up his arm strength and his pitch count.
Tsuyoshi Wada's rough Grapefruit League outing did little to solidify his role with the Orioles. Manager Buck Showalter says Wada remains a candidate for the rotation, but the left-hander acknowledged he'll have to pitch better.
There's little debate to the notion that Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz has pitched well this spring training — especially considering he's coming off an awful 2011 season — but whether he's dazzled the Baltimore brass enough to earn a starting rotation spot still remains to be seen.
Brian Matusz made easy work of the Phillies early Sunday afternoon at Bright House Field, but the end result left questions about whether the Orioles left-hander will make the team¿s starting rotation.
If you haven't already read my Sun Magazine article on Brady Anderson and his new role with the Orioles, get to it, because over the next few days we're going to be including some of the outtakes and bonus material from my lengthy interview with Brady earlier this month at spring training in Sarasota, Fla.
Lefty Brian Matusz again excelled on the mound and Endy Chavez homered against reigning American League Cy Young/Most Valuable Player Award winner Justin Verlander, but the Orioles still fell to the Detroit Tigers, 4-2, on Thursday.
Last season, Adam Jones received the MVO distinction after batting .280 with 25 home runs and 83 RBIs. Second baseman Brian Roberts is a two-time recipient of the award, and right fielder Nick Markakis picked up the honor in 2007. Who do you think will be the Most Valuable Oriole this year?
Orioles pitcher Brian Matusz threw four scoreless innings against the Phillies on Saturday. The lefty's fastball consistently stayed in the 90s as he allowed three hits while striking out four and walking none.
Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz¿s second start of the spring went better than his first ¿ a good sign for Orioles fans this spring. Matusz threw a four scoreless innings against the Phillies, allowing just three hits and striking out four with no walks.