The Baltimore Orioles have recalled left-hander Brian Matusz from Triple-A Norfolk and assigned him to the bullpen, a radical change for the long-time starter.
Brian Roberts has a tear in his right hip labral, the latest in a long list of injuries to plague the Baltimore Orioles' second baseman.
Edwin Encarnacion hit a two-run homer, Brett Lawrie added a solo shot and the Toronto Blue Jays used a seven-run sixth inning to beat the Baltimore Orioles 9-2 on Sunday.
Brian Matusz's season has reached historically bad heights.
Ben Sheets pounded the strike zone like his old aggressive self and finally commanded his fastball, winning for the first time since September 2008 in the Oakland Athletics' 6-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday night.
In a winter that saw baseball general managers shy away from paying the big bucks for aging veterans, the Orioles felt that Brian Roberts was worthy of a four-year extension.
Left-hander Brian Burres will be the Orioles' fifth starter, right-hander Matt Albers will pitch in long relief and rookie right-hander Randor Bierd won a role in Baltimore's bullpen.
Versatility used to be Melvin Mora's top trait. Now, along with that, he's become an offensive machine.