SARASOTA, Fla. -- Orioles left-hander
threw two scoreless innings in his first spring start Monday against the
, overcoming a pair of singles to open the game to retire the final five batters he faced.
“It was nice to get out there and get the first one out of the way, kind of get in the rhythm again,” Matusz said. “It’s been a while since I’ve been a starter. It’s nice to work on the routine again and try and find that. Out there on the mound, working well with [catcher
Matusz, who shined in the bullpen late in last season but is competing for a starting rotation spot, allowed an infield single to
He was helped by a 5-4-3 double play ball off the bat of
Matusz quickly retired the