SEATTLE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles have activated starter Brian Matusz off the 15-day disabled list and will make his season debut against the Mariners.

The move was announced before Wednesday’s game in Seattle.

The left-hander had been on the disabled list since March 30 with a strained left intercostal muscle. He made three rehab starts in the minors, allowing two earned runs on nine hits while striking out 10 in 15 innings.

Matusz has tied a career high with a six-game winning streak that dates to last season.

He was 10-12 with a 4.30 ERA in 32 starts in 2010. Matusz was 6-0 with a 1.57 ERA over his final eight starts. Baltimore won all eight games.

To make room on the roster, the Orioles designated utility man Jake Fox for assignment.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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