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Matt Wieters | Catcher | #32

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/21/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 230
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: Georgia Tech
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (5) / BAL
Contract: view contract details
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Matt Wieters is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Pirates.
No injury to report, here, just a normal off day for Wieters. Jose Lobaton will catch in his place and is hitting eighth. May 17 - 4:28 PM

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Matt Wieters drove in two runs in the ninth inning as the Nationals walked-off the Orioles 7-6 on Wednesday.

He came to the plate in the bottom of the ninth inning with the bases loaded and his club down a run. He stroked a single to right field that plated Bryce Harper with the tying run and Daniel Murphy with the winning run. Wieters went 3-for-5 in the ballgame and is now batting .289/.373/.474 with four homers and 15 RBI in 110 plate appearances.
May 10 - 11:13 PM

Matt Wieters (flu) singled and struck out twice in his return to the Nationals' lineup Wednesday.

Wieters missed Tuesday's game while battling flu-like symptoms. The 30-year-old catcher is off to an excellent start so far with Washington, boasting a .303/.398/.526 batting line with four home runs and 12 RBI through 22 games.
May 4 - 8:37 AM

Matt Wieters "is a little sick" on Tuesday.

That explains his absence from the lineup after an off day. Jose Lobaton is starting at catcher and batting eighth Tuesday night against the Diamondbacks. Wieters can be considered day-to-day.
May 2 - 5:35 PM

Matt Wieters is not in the Nationals' lineup Tuesday against the Diamondbacks.

There's no injury to report, Wieters is just getting the night off. A trend seems to be developing as Jose Lobaton has caught each of Tanner Roark's last three starts. Wieters had a strong opening month, batting .301 with four homers and 12 RBI for the first-place Nats.
May 2 - 3:48 PM

Matt Wieters went 3-for-4 with two homers and four RBI against the Mets on Sunday.

Wieters seemed like a weak bet offensively for the start of the year after signing late and switching leagues, but he's batting .301 with four homers. Especially with as well as the Nationals are playing, Wieters seems like a decent starter in one-catcher mixed leagues right now.
Apr 30 - 5:20 PM

Matt Wieters went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in Friday’s loss to the Mets.

It was his second homer of the season. Wieters cooled down a bit after a hot start to the season, but he has bounced back with back-to-back multi-hit games. He’s batting .279/.372/.441 through 19 games.
Apr 28 - 10:50 PM

Matt Wieters is not in the Nationals' lineup Wednesday against the Rockies.

It was an expected day off for the 30-year-old. Jose Lobaton will draw the start behind the plate and bat eighth Wednesday against Rockies hurler Tyler Chatwood. Wieters got off to a hot start this year but a 2-for-16 slump has his average down to .254.
Apr 26 - 6:15 PM

Matt Wieters clobbered his first home run as a National and also added a double in Tuesday's win over the Cardinals.

Wieters hit the second of two longballs in the fourth inning off of Lance Lynn (Jayson Werth had the other). The catcher is sporting a healthy .435/.552/.739 batting line in the early going for the Nationals.
Apr 11 - 10:13 PM

Matt Wieters went 3-for-3 and drove in a pair of runs in Wednesday's win over the Marlins.

His fourth-inning single plated Daniel Murphy and Ryan Zimmerman. Wieters also drew a walk in the ballgame. This is his first season in Washington after spending eight seasons with the nearby Orioles. He hit .243/.302/.409 with 17 homers and 66 RBI last year.
Apr 5 - 10:46 PM

Matt Wieters went hitless Friday and is off to a 2-for-20 start with the Nationals.

Wieters is in a new league and learning a new pitching staff, making hitting the lower priority at the moment. The bat may come along later, but it'd be no surprise if a slow start is in store.
Mar 24 - 5:31 PM

Matt Wieters made his spring debut Sunday, going 0-for-2 against the Astros.

Wieters didn't sign until Feb. 24, so he was allowed to ease into game action for the Nationals. There's still three weeks to go before Opening Day, so he'll have plenty of time to get at-bats.
Mar 12 - 5:15 PM

Matt Wieters is set to make his Grapefruit League debut on Sunday.

And he will start at catcher in that game. Wieters signed a two-year, $21 million free agent contract with Washington in late February and has been easing into things at Nationals camp. He should be fully prepared for the opening of the 2017 regular season.
Mar 9 - 10:16 AM

Nationals manager Dusty Baker is hoping that Matt Wieters will be able to make his Grapefruit League debut before next Tuesday's off-day.

Wieters officially signed with the Nationals about a week and a half ago, but the Nationals are easing him into game action. Not only has he been learning the new pitching staff, but he's also trying to get into baseball shape. It shouldn't be much longer.
Mar 8 - 11:00 AM

Matt Wieters has yet to make his Grapefruit League debut for the Nationals.

Wieters officially signed with the Nats over a week ago, but the club is having him focus on catching bullpen sessions in order to better orient himself with his new pitching staff. "He’s going to try to learn their movement and their late slider, or whatever it is, to try to put him on an accelerated learning curve with the pitchers," manager Dusty Baker said.
Mar 5 - 1:40 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Jose Lobaton
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Adam Lind
3Jose Marmolejos
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Wilmer Difo
SS1Trea Turner
2Stephen Drew
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
CF1Michael Taylor
2Adam Eaton
RF1Bryce Harper
2Chris Heisey
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Max Scherzer
2Stephen Strasburg
3Tanner Roark
4Gio Gonzalez
5Joe Ross
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Koda Glover
2Shawn Kelley
3Blake Treinen
4Sammy Solis
5Oliver Perez
6Joe Blanton
7Jacob Turner
8Matt Albers
9Enny Romero
10Matt Grace