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Matt Wieters | Catcher | #32

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (29) / 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 is not in the Orioles' lineup Friday.
Wieters has caught back-to-back games only once this season and is sitting out this one after catching Thursday. Caleb Joseph is behind the plate. May 6 - 3:35 PM

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Matt Wieters went 2-for-4 in Thursday's win over the Yankees.

Wieters had two of the Orioles' seven hits against Masahiro Tanaka and company, as hits and runs were hard to come by for both sides. It was Wieters' first multi-hit game in nine games as he continues to struggle at the plate. The backstop has one home run and eight RBI with a .234/.300/.313 line in 18 games this year.
May 5 - 10:33 PM

Matt Wieters is not in the Orioles' lineup Sunday.

Wieters started at catcher in back-to-back games Friday and Saturday for the first time this season, but he's back on the bench in this one. Caleb Joseph is behind the plate.
May 1 - 11:37 AM

Matt Wieters is not in the Orioles' starting lineup Thursday versus the White Sox.

He'll take a seat against veteran lefty John Danks. Caleb Joseph will catch Tyler Wilson and bat ninth.
Apr 28 - 4:35 PM

Matt Wieters is not in the Orioles' lineup on Sunday.

He's just getting a day off. Caleb Joseph is catching in Wieters' place. J.J. Hardy is also receiving some rest, as Manny Machado has shifted over to shortstop and Ryan Flaherty his handling third base.
Apr 24 - 11:58 AM

Matt Wieters is absent from the Orioles' lineup on Friday.

He's just receiving a routine day off. Caleb Joseph will catch and bat ninth.
Apr 22 - 4:47 PM

Matt Wieters was ejected for arguing balls and strikes Thursday against the Blue Jays.

He was tossed in the bottom of the fifth after home plate umpire Dan Bellino called him out on strikes. Wieters thought he checked his swing but Bellino obviously disagreed. It was his second career ejection. Caleb Joseph replaced Wieters behind the plate.
Apr 21 - 9:16 PM

Matt Wieters clubbed his first home run of the season in Tuesday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Wieters singled in the fourth and his two-run shot in the seventh brought the Orioles to within one run, but that's ultimately as close as the Orioles got. While it was the catcher's first longball of the season, he's sporting a decent .265/.342/.412 batting line and has driven in eight runs.
Apr 19 - 10:03 PM

Matt Wieters is not in the Orioles' lineup on Friday against the Rangers.

It looks to be a simple day of rest. Caleb Joseph is at catcher in Wieters' place.
Apr 15 - 4:50 PM

Matt Wieters is out of the Orioles' starting lineup Wednesday against the Red Sox.

Caleb Joseph will start at catcher and hit eighth versus Red Sox right-hander Joe Kelly. Wieters is just 5-for-24 this season, though he does have six RBI.
Apr 13 - 3:33 PM

Matt Wieters went 2-for-4 with two RBI against the Rays on Friday.

Wieters had RBI singles in the second and fifth innings. He now has a career-high 11-game hitting streak dating back to last season. There was some concern about his surgically-repaired elbow during spring training, but he has caught each of the O’s first three games without incident. There’s some nice bounceback potential here if he can stay healthy, which is undoubtedly why he took a one-year qualifying offer over the winter.
Apr 8 - 10:06 PM

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Thursday that Matt Wieters (elbow) will catch on Opening Day.

He had been expected to be ready for the opener, although it had been speculated that maybe the O's would use him in the designated hitter spot for a while in order to take it easy on his elbow. However, it appears he'll be a full-go at the beginning of the season.
Mar 31 - 5:44 PM

Matt Wieters (elbow) will play catcher in a Grapefruit League game on Tuesday.

Wieters caught in an intrasquad game Sunday and was able to make throws to all bases without feeling any discomfort in his surgically-repaired right arm. If everything goes smoothly this week, Wieters should on the Orioles' active roster come Opening Day. But he may DH some initially as the O's try to play it safe with the elbow.
Mar 28 - 10:10 AM

Matt Wieters (elbow) did some throwing on a minor league field Sunday.

Wieters' right elbow has felt much better of late and he could return to Grapefruit League action soon. Barring a setback, he should be fine for Opening Day, although it's possible the Orioles will give him a light workload initially.
Mar 27 - 12:40 PM

Matt Wieters (elbow) is expected to throw to the bases on Saturday.

Wieters says that his elbow is finally feeling good and that he's now comfortable hitting from both sides of the plate. Barring any setbacks, he should be good to go for the start of the regular season.
Mar 26 - 9:13 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Caleb Joseph
1B1Chris Davis
2B1Jonathan Schoop
SS1J.J. Hardy
3B1Manny Machado
2Ryan Flaherty
LF1Joey Rickard
2Nolan Reimold
3Hyun-soo Kim
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Mark Trumbo
DH1Pedro Alvarez
2Jimmy Paredes
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Tillman
2Yovani Gallardo
3Ubaldo Jimenez
4Kevin Gausman
5Mike Wright
6Tyler Wilson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Darren O'Day
3Brad Brach
4Brian Matusz
5Mychal Givens
6T.J. McFarland
7Dylan Bundy
8Vance Worley