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Matt Wieters | Catcher

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/21/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 240
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Matt Wieters is starting at catcher for the second straight game.
Great sign for Wieters as he works his way back from elbow surgery. To this point, he had been unable to catch in back-to-back games. Jul 7 - 4:37 PM

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Matt Wieters is not in the Orioles' lineup Sunday.

It's a simple day off. Caleb Joseph is catching while Wieters rests.
Jul 5 - 11:40 AM

Matt Wieters went 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts in Friday's loss to the White Sox.

Wieters played poorly, but the same can be said for the entire Oriole squad, as the team did not score in the game. Coming off of major elbow surgery, Wieters is hitting .238/.265/.492 with three homers and 10 RBI over 63 at-bats. These numbers are very much in line with his hitting prior to the injury, though the on-base percentage should rise as the season moves along. So far, so good.
Jul 3 - 11:01 PM

Matt Wieters is not in the Orioles' lineup Wednesday.

Wieters remains unable to catch on back-to-back days. Joseph is behind the dish.
Jul 1 - 3:17 PM

Matt Wieters is not in the Orioles' lineup Monday versus the Rangers.

He still isn't ready to play back-to-back games. Caleb Joseph will start behind the plate and bat eighth. Wieters should be back for Tuesday's game.
Jun 29 - 3:13 PM

Matt Wieters is not in the Orioles' lineup for the first game of Sunday's doubleheader versus the Indians.

Wieters isn't catching back-to-back games yet, so obviously he was going to have to sit out one of Sunday's contests. Expect him back out there for the night cap. Caleb Joseph is behind the plate for the first game.
Jun 28 - 11:02 AM

Matt Wieters went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run, helping the Orioles outlast the Red Sox on Thursday.

Wieters homered as part of the Orioles' six-run fourth inning in which they battered starter Eduardo Rodriguez. The backstop has made only 12 starts since coming off of the disabled list, but has homered three times, knocked in 10 runs, and is batting .292/.321/.604.
Jun 25 - 4:45 PM

Matt Wieters is not in the Orioles' lineup Wednesday.

The O's have been easing Wieters back into things since his activation from the disabled list earlier this month. Caleb Joseph is behind the dish.
Jun 24 - 3:30 PM

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

The O's continue to give Wieters regular rest to keep him fresh as he works his way back into the swing of things. Caleb Joseph is getting the start behind the dish and will bat ninth for the Orioles.
Jun 20 - 11:04 AM

Matt Wieters is not in the Orioles' lineup Thursday.

Wieters continues to get regular days off as he rebuilds the strength in his surgically-repaired right elbow. Caleb Joseph is starting at catcher and batting seventh on Thursday afternoon against the Phillies.
Jun 18 - 11:18 AM

Matt Wieters is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Phillies.

He's likely just getting a breather. Caleb Joseph will start behind the plate and catch Chris Tillman.
Jun 16 - 3:20 PM

Matt Wieters went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run as the Orioles shut the Phillies out on Monday.

With the way Wei-Yin Chen was pitching, the 1-0 lead the O's had prior to Wieters' homer was enough, but it's never bad to add insurance. Wieters took Aaron Harang out to right field in the sixth inning for his second homer of the year. In eight games since coming off of the DL, the catcher is hitting .333/.310/.741 with seven RBI.
Jun 15 - 9:43 PM

Matt Wieters is not in the Orioles' lineup Sunday.

It's just a day off, as the club is easing Wieters back into things in his return from the disabled list. Caleb Joseph is behind the plate Sunday.
Jun 14 - 10:57 AM

Matt Wieters is not in the Orioles' lineup Wednesday.

Wieters had played in each of Baltimore's four games since his activation from the disabled list, but there was an off day mixed in and he served as a designated hitter one day. The catcher isn't ready to be behind the plate in back-to-back games just yet. Caleb Joseph is filling in Wednesday.
Jun 10 - 3:11 PM

Matt Wieters homered for the first time this season, helping the Orioles beat the Indians by a 7-3 margin on Sunday.

Wieters gave the Orioles a bit of unnecessary insurance, as his ninth-inning solo home run off of Zach McAllister increased his club's lead to 7-2 at the time. The catcher had also tripled and scored back in the fifth. It's only his third game back since being activated from the disabled list, but he's hit safely in all three games.
Jun 7 - 4:55 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Caleb Joseph
1B1Chris Parmelee
2Steve Pearce
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Ryan Flaherty
SS1J.J. Hardy
3B1Manny Machado
LF1Travis Snider
2David Lough
3Nolan Reimold
CF1Adam Jones
2David Lough
RF1Chris Davis
DH1Jimmy Paredes
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Wei-Yin Chen
2Chris Tillman
3Ubaldo Jimenez
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Kevin Gausman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Tommy Hunter
3Darren O'Day
4Brian Matusz
5Wesley Wright
6Brad Brach
7Jason Garcia
8Chaz Roe
9Bud Norris