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Matt Wieters | Catcher

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/21/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 240
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Orioles transferred C Matt Wieters from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for the addition of Cord Phelps. Wieters, of course, is out for the season following Tommy John surgery. Aug 13 - 3:20 PM

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Matt Wieters underwent Tommy John surgery on Tuesday.

The procedure was labeled a success. Wieters is done for the rest of the 2014 season but is hopeful of being ready for Opening Day next year. Nick Hundley and Caleb Joseph are filling in at catcher for Baltimore.
Jun 17 - 4:11 PM

Matt Wieters will undergo Tommy John surgery on his right elbow on Tuesday.

Wieters attempted to avoid the worst-case scenario, but the discomfort in his elbow continued to linger. His season is over, as surgery will sideline him for nine months. The good news is that he should be close to 100 percent around the start of next season. The Orioles will move ahead with Nick Hundley as their main catcher for the rest of 2014.
Jun 16 - 5:16 PM

Matt Wieters is still having discomfort in his right elbow and will see Dr. James Andrews on Monday.

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal was told by two sources that Wieters' throwing program was not going well and that elbow surgery looked "increasingly likely," so this isn't a promising development. Fantasy owners need to have a backup plan in place, if they didn't already.
Jun 9 - 4:27 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal has heard from two sources that Matt Wieters' throwing program is not going well and elbow surgery "looks increasingly likely."

But a third source told Rosenthal that it's "too early to make a determination" and that the rehabbing catcher has "good days and bad." Wieters has been out since early May with a right elbow strain. A decision on the elbow surgery -- which would be season-ending -- is expected to be made by July 1. Caleb Joseph and Nick Hundley will continue to serve as Baltimore's catchers.
Jun 9 - 3:12 PM

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said that Matt Wieters' (elbow) throwing session Thursday went "OK."

Wieters is coming along slowly but surely, but he's yet to take a big leap forward that the Orioles were hoping for. The club has set July 1 as a deadline for when a decision needs to be made about the possibility of surgery for the catcher. He's not expected back for at least a couple weeks.
Jun 5 - 6:17 PM

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Sunday that it's unlikely Matt Wieters (elbow) will be ready to return in the next two weeks.

Wieters did some more throwing Sunday and said he felt better than when he threw Friday. Still, he'll be on an every-other-day progression for a while as the Orioles ease him back into things. They must make a decision by July 1 whether Wieters will undergo season-ending surgery.
Jun 1 - 1:13 PM

Matt Wieters (elbow) will do some more throwing on Sunday.

Wieters made about 25 throws Friday with no issues. It was the first time that the catcher tried to do any throwing since being placed on the disabled list nearly three weeks ago with a right elbow strain. He'll remains on an every-other-day progression for a while.
May 30 - 4:56 PM

Matt Wieters said Thursday that his right elbow has felt a lot better over the past few days.

Wieters was placed on the disabled list earlier this month due to a right elbow strain and has felt improvement since receiving a platelet-rich plasma injection on May 12. The plan calls for him to test his elbow by throwing on Friday, which is a big hurdle for his potential return.
May 29 - 5:41 PM

Matt Wieters (elbow) will try some light throwing on Friday.

Wieters recently said the elbow was feeling better and that throwing could be on the horizon, but Friday would represent a pretty quick timetable. It'll be the first time Wieters has attempted to throw in three weeks. Wieters still has a long road back, but Friday could be a big first step for the 28-year-old.
May 29 - 12:07 AM

There remains no timetable for when Matt Wieters (elbow) will resume throwing.

Wieters says he's feeling better and thinks he's close to testing things out, but the Orioles don't have a target date yet. The club recently acquired Nick Hundley to supplement their catching depth and will roll with the former Padre behind the plate for now.
May 27 - 6:09 PM

Matt Wieters said Tuesday that the soreness in his right elbow seems to have improved daily since he had a platelet-rich plasma injection on May 12.

However, there's still no timetable for him to resume throwing. The catcher is eligible to return next Monday, but Orioles manager Buck Showalter has already said that's not going to happen. Wieters will undergo surgery if his elbow isn't better by July 1.
May 21 - 8:49 AM

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Sunday that Matt Wieters (elbow) will not be activated from the disabled list when first eligible on May 26.

Wieters received a shot in his right elbow on Monday in hopes that it will help speed along the healing process. It's not clear at this point how long the catcher will be sidelined, and season-ending surgery will become an option if he's not feeling better by July.
May 18 - 1:05 PM

Matt Wieters (elbow) could undergo surgery if he's still unable to throw by July 1.

The Orioles placed Wieters on the disabled list Sunday and will give him 2-3 weeks of rest before he's re-evaluated. He would need nine months to recover from surgery, so they're looking at July 1 as a deadline so that he would be ready for 2015 if an operation is required. The hope, though, is that he'll be fine after a few weeks of rest. Fantasy owners are obviously hoping so, as well, given that Wieters has hit .308/.339/.500 with five homers and 18 RBI in 26 games this season.
May 11 - 12:02 PM

Orioles placed C Matt Wieters on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow strain.

Wieters had been used in the designated hitter spot the last few days, but the Orioles have decided it would be best to give him at least a couple weeks of rest. He'll test out the elbow after 2-3 weeks to determine whether he can return to catching duties or if he might have to continue seeing most of his at-bats in the DH spot.
May 11 - 11:38 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Caleb Joseph
2Nick Hundley
3Steve Clevenger
4Matt Wieters
1B1Steve Pearce
2Christian Walker
2B1Jonathan Schoop
SS1J.J. Hardy
3B1Chris Davis
2Kelly Johnson
3Ryan Flaherty
4Jimmy Paredes
5Manny Machado
LF1David Lough
2Alejandro De Aza
3Quintin Berry
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Nick Markakis
DH1Nelson Cruz
2Delmon Young
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Tillman
2Bud Norris
3Miguel Gonzalez
4Wei-Yin Chen
5Kevin Gausman
6Johan Santana
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Tommy Hunter
3Darren O'Day
4Andrew Miller
5Brian Matusz
6Brad Brach
7Ubaldo Jimenez
8T.J. McFarland
9Evan Meek
10Joe Saunders
11Ryan Webb