Orioles play it safe with Matusz
The Orioles elected to shut down Brian Matusz for the rest of the year Monday. Matusz, who had thrown 157 2/3 innings between three stops in his first professional season, will end his season on a high note and get to work on the finer points of his game in the big leagues.
Matusz, the fourth overall selection in the 2008 First-Year Player Draft, made it all the way to the Majors less than a year after signing his first professional contract. The 22-year-old southpaw started slow but racked up a 3-0 record and a 2.42 ERA in his final four starts.