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Brian Matusz calls bullpen session “a big step forward”

Apr 29, 2011, 1:18 PM EDT

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Brian Matusz threw a 35-pitch bullpen session yesterday and afterward the injured Orioles starter called it “a big step forward” in his recovery from a strained intercostal muscle.

Jeff Seidel of MLB.com reports that Matusz threw fastballs and off-speed pitches while reporting no problems and will now head to extended spring training in Florida.

Barring a setback next week he could be cleared to begin a minor-league rehab assignment and potentially rejoin the Orioles’ rotation at some point in mid-May.

  1. Panda Claus - Apr 29, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    Brian, you are being badly missed in the O’s rotation right now. Heck, rehab in Baltimore’s bullpen. 35 pitches would just about cover a single Michael Gonzalez or Kevin Gregg one-inning appearance.

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