Orioles Sign Brian Matusz

FRIDAY: The Orioles reached an agreement with Matusz on a Major League deal worth $3.47MM.

THURSDAY, 12:51pm: MLB.com’s Spencer Fordin says the O’s and Matusz inched closer to a deal, perhaps for a Major League contract worth $3.1MM.  However, no agreement is confirmed.

11:16am: Roch Kubatko confirms Matusz’s presence in Baltimore for a physical, but stresses that the pitcher has not signed yet.  All signs point to a deal getting done though.

9:43am: According to Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun, Orioles top draft pick Brian Matusz is expected in Baltimore today for a physical and a deal is close.  Zrebiec believes Matusz sought a big league contract for $5MM.

Nationals fans have to hope the Matusz deal is wrapped up early and can be used as a benchmark to sign Aaron Crow.

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