Matusz update

Brian Matusz spoke with reporters this morning about his left forearm, which was hit with a line drive by O’s prospect L.J. Hoes in a simulated game on one of the back fields yesterday.

Matusz, who had ice on his left arm, said he wasn’t in any pain and didn’t anticipate missing his start on Saturday. Still, that remains a possibility especially since Jake Arrieta is taking an extra days’ rest and could be in line to make that Saturday start if needed. Arrieta is tentatively scheduled for Monday’s home opener.

“I don’t think its going to be something that’s going to push me back too far,” Matusz said the injury, which is essentially a bruise.

“Hopefully today’s the only day that I can’t throw, but all we can do is take it day by day. Like I said yesterday, you can’t predict how it’s going to feel. Today, we just want to play it safe, keep the ice on it, so that there’s no issue tomorrow.”

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