Matusz will fly to Philadelphia to get wart removed
After Brian Matusz threw two scoreless innings today in the Orioles' 2-0 loss to the Minnesota Twins, manager Buck Showalter announced that the pitcher will fly to Philadelphia and likely have a wart removed from the middle finger of his throwing hand.
If all goes well, Matusz will return to Florida tomorrow night and likely miss only one start.
"There is probably a real technical term for it, but the layman’s term is wart," Showalter said. "We talked about it some last year, I believe. It’s kind of on the outside of the [middle] finger. The only time it comes into play is on a breaking ball when it comes off of that. I think the plans are -- they could change -- for him to take it off tomorrow with some kind of laser procedure where it’s not that long. He could maybe miss a start. We’ll know a lot more after he gets back from there. We don’t want this thing to be something that really shows its head up in the middle of the season and now he misses more than one start, or even a start in the season. It won’t be anything that he couldn’t come back from."
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