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2014 Avg.
.308
 
Career Avg.
.257
Name  Matt Wieters
Born  5/21/1986
Height  6-5
Weight  225
Number  32
Position  C
Bats  S
Throws  R
6/16/2014 8:09:00 PM
Description: Orioles catcher Matt Wieters is done for the season. SOURCE: Orioles on Twitter
Insight: He needs Tommy John surgery to repair his right elbow. Wieters will finish the 2014 campaign with five homers, 18 RBI and a .308 average in 26 games. Nick Hundley (.226, 1 HR, 7 RBI) will continue to fill in behind the plate.
 
6/9/2014 4:34:00 PM
Description: Ken Rosenthal is reporting that Baltimore catcher Matt Wieters is not doing well in his throwing program.
Insight: If Wieters, who was diagnosed with a strained elbow, can't turn it around, surgery is possible. Wieters (.308, 5 HR, 18 RBI) was hitting like an All-Star before he was sidelined and this would be a huge blow to the Orioles and fantasy owners. Update: Wieters has an appointment with Dr. James Andrews.
 
6/9/2014 3:55:00 PM
Description: Ken Rosenthal is reporting that Baltimore catcher Matt Wieters is not doing well in his throwing program.
Insight: If Wieters, who was diagnosed with a strained elbow, can't turn it around, surgery is possible. Wieters (.308, 5 HR, 18 RBI) was hitting like an All-Star before he was sidelined and this would be a huge blow to the Orioles and fantasy owners.
 
5/31/2014 1:29:00 PM
Description: Orioles catcher Matt Wieters, placed on the 15-day disabled list on May 11, has begun throwing.
Insight: Wieters, who was diagnosed with a strained elbow, isn't ready to return yet, but he reported no issues. Wieters (.308, 5 HR, 18 RBI) was finally hitting like an All-Star before he was sidelined.
 
5/11/2014 12:18:00 PM
Description: Orioles catcher Matt Wieters has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: Wieters, who was diagnosed with a strained elbow, is hoping to be back in about 2-to-3 weeks. If Wieters (.308, 5 HR, 18 RBI) doesn't see significant improvement during that timeframe, he could require surgery.
 
5/8/2014 6:58:00 PM
Description: Matt Wieters will serve as the Orioles' DH Thursday versus the Rays. SOURCE: Roch Kubatko, MASN
Insight: Wieters missed last night's game with an elbow injury. He'll serve as the DH until further notice with Steve Clevenger (.226, 0 HR, 4 RBI) filling in behind the plate.
 
5/7/2014 4:20:00 PM
Description: Orioles catcher Matt Wieters (elbow) is not in the lineup Wednesday, according to Roch Kubatko of masnsports.com.
Insight: Wieters visited Dr. James Andrews to have his sore elbow checked out on Wednesday and Andrews determined that Wieters is not a candidate for Tommy John surgery. He's expected to serve as the DH when he returns to the lineup to rest the elbow.
 
5/7/2014 1:55:00 PM
Description: A source tells Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun that Orioles catcher Matt Wieters is not a candidate for Tommy John surgery.
Insight: Wieters visited Dr. James Andrews to have his sore elbow checked out on Wednesday. He's expected to continue serving as the DH in order to rest the elbow, which is great news for fantasy owners who have enjoyed his hot start.
 
5/6/2014 10:47:00 PM
Description: According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, Orioles minor league catcher Caleb Joseph will be recalled to take Matt Wieters' place on the 25-man roster.
Insight: Passan reported earlier today that Wieters will visit Dr. James Andrews to have his sore elbow checked out and that he may have a torn UCL. Even if he doesn't need Tommy John surgery, it looks like the O's will place the catcher on the DL.
 
5/6/2014 7:19:00 PM
Description: Baltimore catcher Matt Wieters will have his sore elbow examined by Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports.
Insight: Wieters has sat out frequently since late April due to forearm soreness and he may have a torn UCL, which would require Tommy John surgery. He's having a strong year offensively, hitting .337 with five home runs, 18 RBI and a .942 OPS, so a serious injury would be unfortunate.
 
Hot5/3/2014 1:02:00 PM
Description: Baltimore catcher Matt Wieters won't suit up Saturday against Minnesota. SOURCE: Eduardo Encina, Baltimore Sun
Insight: Wieters will sit out for the seventh time this season. He leads all major league catchers in batting average (.354) and is second in RBI (18).
 
5/1/2014 2:40:00 PM
Description: Orioles catcher Matt Wieters is not in Thursday afternoon's starting lineup.
Insight: Wieters will obviously catch the nightcap. He's playing as well as any catcher in the league, batting .338 with four homers, 15 RBI and a .924 OPS.
 
4/27/2014 11:55:00 AM
Description: Orioles catcher Matt Wieters won't be in action Sunday against the Royals. SOURCE: Eduardo Encina, Baltimore Sun
Insight: Wieters caught last night's extra inning game so he could probably use a day to rest up. He's gotten off to a great start with four homers and a .338 batting average in his first 19 appearances. Steve Clevenger (.294, 0 HR, 4 RBI) is starting behind the plate on Sunday.
 
Hot4/23/2014 10:37:00 PM
Description: Baltimore catcher Matt Wieters (forearm) returned to the lineup Wednesday and went 3-for-5 with a homer and two RBI.
Insight: He missed yesterday's game with a sore forearm. Wieters is off to a fantastic start with the stick, hitting .344 with four home runs, 13 RBI and a .973 OPS. The backstop hit .249 and averaged 22 home runs and 77 RBI per season from 2011-13.
 
4/23/2014 3:43:00 PM
Description: Baltimore catcher Matt Wieters is back behind the plate Wednesday against Toronto. SOURCE: Brittany Ghiroli, MLB.com
Insight: He missed yesterday's game with a sore forearm. Wieters' .321 average this season is tied for seventh-best in the American League.
 
4/22/2014 7:19:00 PM
Description: Orioles manager Buck Showalter expects to have catcher Matt Wieters (forearm soreness) back in the lineup Wednesday, according to Brittany Ghiroli of mlb.com.
Insight: Wieters felt forearm soreness on a throw to second base in Sunday's game and was not in the starting lineup for a second straight game Tuesday.
 
4/22/2014 5:20:00 PM
Description: Baltimore catcher Matt Wieters is dealing with right forearm soreness, according to Brittany Ghiroli of mlb.com.
Insight: Wieters is out of the lineup for a second straight game on Tuesday. He said he felt the soreness on a throw to second base in Sunday's game.
 
4/21/2014 9:55:00 AM
Description: Baltimore catcher Matt Wieters is getting Monday morning off.
Insight: After the Orioles and Red Sox played Sunday night, this figured to be the strategy with an 11 am start time. Wieters has not had much success against Boston starter Clay Buchholz (.200, .561 OPS in 30 at-bats).
 
4/19/2014 10:14:00 AM
Description: Baltimore catcher Matt Wieters is just 2-for-18 (.111) versus Boston starter Felix Doubront.
Insight: Wieters is having an excellent April, hitting .333 with three homers, 10 RBI and eight runs in 48 at-bats. The 27-year-old normally hits left-handers better than righties, but this matchup isn't favorable.
 
Hot4/14/2014 10:00:00 PM
Description: Baltimore catcher Matt Wieters went 3-for-4 with a double and one RBI Monday against Tampa Bay.
Insight: Wieters is having an excellent April, hitting .366 with three homers, eight RBI and eight runs in 41 at-bats. The 27-year-old is a career .256 hitter and has hit 22-23 homers in each of the last three years.
 

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