Brian Matusz won't have to wait long to return to the Orioles' rotation.

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Saturday that the struggling left-hander will oppose the New York Yankees in Monday's series opener in New York. Matusz was originally scheduled to face the Tampa Bay Rays today before he was pushed back to get another bullpen session in before his next start.

"I think there are some things that him and [pitching coach Rick Adair] continue to work on," Showalter said. "[He's] made some progress. Also, it keeps some other people in line. I hope Brian has a good start and finishes up real strong, but this all serves some other factors involved. We want to keep some guys that are pitching better in line and also give him the benefit of having a solid work day."