According to Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com, Baltimore Orioles’ starter Brian Matusz will miss 3-6 weeks with a strained intercostal muscle.
Zack Britton will take Matusz’s spot in the rotation, making his major league debut on Sunday against the Rays.
Britton is the Orioles’ No. 2 prospect according to Baseball America. The 23-year-old southpaw has made major strides since being drafted in the third round out of high school in 2006. An extreme ground ball pitcher, Britton features the “best sinker in the minor leagues” according to Baseball America,to go along with a low 90s fastball, a plus slider and a serviceable changeup...
The Baltimore Orioles had a busy offseason acquiring the likes of Derrek Lee, Mark Reynolds, Vladimir Guerrero, among others.
The key to the Orioles lineup in 2011, however, will be the return of Brian Roberts, who missed 103 games last year with back and neck injuries. The team received a scare with news that Roberts was taken in for an MRI on his neck in the opening days of spring training, but nothing came of it. Roberts made his spring debut on Tuesday, and is expected to be in the lineup Opening Day.
Just two years removed from a ridiculous 110/16/79/30/.283 season, Roberts remains capable of 10-plus HRs, 25-plus steals and a .280 batting average...
After a two-day break, Fantasy Baseball Insiders Tonight is back with everything you need to know from Tuesday night's action. Tonight, we're featuring the Mets and Rockies at.
Game No. 10 – New York Mets vs. Colorado Rockies
In an extremely lopsided game, David Wright was the lone bright spot for the Mets. New York’s third baseman reached base four times (two hits, two walks) and hit a solo HR to lead off the fourth, his second of the young season.
Jose Reyes recorded his first two-hit game in just his third contest of the season after returning from a short DL stint on Saturday...
Another day, another full slate of baseball. Game five of 162 in Fantasy Baseball Insiders' summer-long journey featured the Dodgers and Pirates.
Game No. 5 – Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
Rafael Furcal and Matt Kemp had two hits and two runs on Thursday against the Pirates. Kemp also added two RBI.