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Rotowire: Mar 4 / 8:44p ET
News: Matusz had a cortisone shot in his non-throwing shoulder Monday, MASN Sports reports.
Impact: Matusz strained the shoulder about six weeks ago while bench pressing. He has not struggled with any significant injury in his career and it is a good thing the injury is on the non-throwing shoulder. Matusz threw a bullpen session Tuesday and is scheduled to pitch in a split-squad game Thursday.
Rotowire: Jan 20 / 6:54a ET
News: The Orioles avoided arbitration with Matusz, agreeing Friday to a $3.2 million salary for the 2015 season, MASN Sports reports.
Impact: Matusz now has one year of arbitration remaining. Matusz had an up-and-down season in 2014, but he matched his 2013 numbers almost perfectly, with a 3.48 ERA in 63 games. The Orioles lost confidence with him and traded for Andrew Miller down the stretch. Matusz has been involved in trade rumors as the Orioles have a number of left-handed relievers stockpiled heading into spring training.