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Matt Wieters | Catcher | #32

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (30) / 5/21/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 230
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: Georgia Tech
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (5) / BAL
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Matt Wieters (foot) is back in the Orioles' starting lineup Monday night against the Rockies.
Wieters missed nearly a full week of games after taking a pitch off his foot last Monday. The catcher is batting .128 (5-for-39) with a .319 OPS so far in July. Jul 25 - 3:54 PM

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Matt Wieters (foot) is hoping to return to the Orioles' starting lineup on Monday.

Wieters has been out all week with a bruised foot. Caleb Joseph is doing the filling in at catcher.
Jul 23 - 4:31 PM

Matt Wieters (foot) remained out of the Orioles' lineup Friday.

Wieters hasn't played since being hit by a pitch in his foot on Monday. He's considered day-to-day. Caleb Joseph is again behind the plate.
Jul 22 - 4:07 PM

Matt Wieters (foot) is sitting out Thursday.

Wieters has been sidelined since taking a pitch off his foot Monday night. X-rays came up negative, but there's still some bruising and discomfort. Caleb Joseph will start behind the plate and bat eighth Thursday afternoon against Yankees lefty CC Sabathia.
Jul 21 - 11:21 AM

X-rays turned up negative on Matt Wieters' foot.

Wieters was sent for X-rays late Monday night after taking a pitch off his foot in the first inning of the Orioles' series opener against the Yankees. He still managed to catch the entire game, but Caleb Joseph will start in Wieters' place on Tuesday night versus New York. Wieters is considered day-to-day.
Jul 19 - 3:59 PM

Matt Wieters was sent for X-rays on his foot after Monday's game.

Wieters was hit in the foot by a pitch in the first inning, but he dealt with the soreness and caught the entire game. The Orioles should provide an update on his status prior to Tuesday's game.
Jul 18 - 10:35 PM

Matt Wieters is absent from the Orioles' lineup Sunday.

He's just getting a breather. Caleb Joseph will do the catching.
Jul 3 - 1:54 PM

Matt Wieters is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Padres.

He'll get some rest with the day game. Francisco Pena will start behind the dish and catch Yovani Gallardo.
Jun 29 - 1:28 PM

Matt Wieters is not in the Orioles' lineup Sunday.

It looks to be a simple day off. Francisco Pena is catching Sunday.
Jun 26 - 11:18 AM

Matt Wieters went 3-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI as the Orioles took the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Rays by the score of 8-6.

Wieters, who didn't start the first game of the doubleheader, made his start count, smashing a two-run homer off Rays starter Jake Odorizzi in the fourth inning before adding a solo shot off reliever Danny Farquhar in the eighth. Wieters now has nine big flies on the year, batting .278/.332/.471 through 53 games.
Jun 25 - 11:48 PM

Matt Wieters is not in the lineup for the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Rays.

No surprise here, but look for him to play the nightcap. Francisco Pena will start behind the plate for the first game.
Jun 25 - 11:04 AM

Matt Wieters finished 4-for-5 with three runs scored and four RBI in the Orioles' 11-6 defeat of the Blue Jays on Sunday afternoon at Camden Yards.

Talk about filling up the box score. Wieters hit a two-run homer in the first inning, a double in the fourth inning, an RBI single in the fifth inning, and another RBI single in the seventh. His day finished in shame with a pop-out in the eighth. Wieters had been struggling offensively over the last few weeks, but he's currently sitting on a respectable .763 OPS with seven home runs and 32 RBI in 48 games.
Jun 19 - 5:20 PM

Matt Wieters is absent from the Orioles' lineup Friday.

He's just getting a breather after catching three games in a row. Francisco Pena is behind the plate.
Jun 17 - 3:35 PM

Matt Wieters is not in the Orioles starting lineup on Saturday.

It's nothing more than a routine day of rest for Wieters being a day game after a night game. Francisco Pena will draw the start behind the dish and bat eighth against J.A. Happ and the Blue Jays on Saturday.
Jun 11 - 10:48 AM

Matt Wieters hit a go-ahead two-run double in the eighth inning of Sunday's win over the Yankees.

Wieters didn't start the contest, but came on as a pinch hitter with two outs in the eighth inning. Facing Aroldis Chapman with the bases loaded, he hit a two-run double that turned into a three-run double after Jacoby Ellsbury made a throwing error to allow the last run to come home (Wieters does not get credit for that error-resultant RBI). For the season, the 30-year-old backstop is slashing .287/.329/.426 with seven doubles, four homers and 24 RBI across 136 at-bats.
Jun 5 - 7:22 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Caleb Joseph
1B1Chris Davis
2B1Jonathan Schoop
SS1J.J. Hardy
3B1Manny Machado
2Ryan Flaherty
LF1Hyun Soo Kim
2Joey Rickard
3Nolan Reimold
CF1Adam Jones
2Julio Borbon
RF1Mark Trumbo
DH1Pedro Alvarez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Tillman
2Yovani Gallardo
3Kevin Gausman
4Dylan Bundy
5Vance Worley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Darren O'Day
3Brad Brach
4Mychal Givens
5Chaz Roe
6Ubaldo Jimenez
7Brian Duensing
8Ashur Tolliver
9Odrisamer Despaigne
10T.J. McFarland
11Tyler Wilson