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September 14, 2009

Matusz' status

There was some question today whether Brian Matusz could stay in the major leagues for the rest of the season and retain his rookie status for next season. The rules state that to be a rookie, a player must have fewer than 130 at-bats, 50 innings pitched or 45 days of major league service time.

Matusz will finish the season with 46 1/3 inning, but will have more than 45 days of major league service time by the time the regular season comes to an end. But Matusz will retain his Rookie of the Year eligibility for 2010 because -- for the purposes of determining who is a rookie -- only days spent in the major leagues during the time of the 25-man roster limit count. Matusz came up on Aug. 4, so he had only 27 days of major league service before the roster limit expanded to 40.

Posted by Peter Schmuck at 8:31 PM | | Comments (10)
Categories: Just baseball


fire trembley

how much softer can the orioles get by shutting down these pitchers.the orioles might as well pack their bags now and head for where ever they go in the off season. what kind of shape will they be in when the dog days of summer come around next year.

Matusz could be rookie of the year in 2010 AND the ace of the staff.......ZZZZZZZZZZZ

Matusz for AL Rookie of the Year in 2010 sounds good to me.

Throwing easy mowing down hitters. What would an extra start do to him? Experience pitching in the MLB is what he needs. A chance to beat Bosox on friday lost. I was going. Not now.

Throwing easy?? He's still 90+ on the gun, he just looks very smooth doing it. I have no problem with them shutting him down.


The season is over, why throw your prized pitcher out there any longer, finished on a high note.

What do you gain by letting Matusz pitch in more games? The fact is even limiting him to two or thee innings a start at this point makes no sense.

Spot on CB Coach. I just don't get it. There's nothing to gain, everything to lose. He just beat the Yankees in New York, that's a final exam if I ever saw one.

I think he'd be the odds on favorite to win it. I'm thinking 15+ wins and an ERA well under 4. (Call me a dreamer, but he's got it all)

He's definitely a strong ROY candidate. He's very polished and as he's progressed he's gotten even better. I expect big things from him (future anchor maybe?)...

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