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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 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

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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

Matt Wieters is not in the Orioles' lineup Sunday.

It's a routine day off. Francisco Peña is starting at catcher.
Jun 5 - 11:27 AM

Matt Wieters will start at catcher Thursday against the Astros.

That's only significant because it's his third consecutive start behind the plate. Wieters hasn't started three games in a row at catcher since April of 2014. That means Wieters is almost certain to get the night off Friday against Cleveland. Caleb Joseph would start in his place.
May 26 - 4:52 PM

Matt Wieters is not in the Orioles' lineup Sunday.

Wieters drilled a go-ahead homer in the ninth inning of Saturday's game and his reward is a spot on the bench the next day. Caleb Joseph will catch.
May 22 - 1:28 PM

Matt Wieters launched a go-ahead three-run home run in the ninth inning of Saturday's 3-1 win over the Angels.

For those disinclined to do the math, the Orioles had not scored a run entering the ninth inning. Chris Davis gave them life with a two-out single and, following a Mark Trumbo walk, Wieters socked a three-run homer off a distraught Joe Smith to jump the O's to a miraculous victory. Oh, and it was Wieters' birthday. Nice enough way to celebrate. For the season, the newly minted 30-year-old is slashing .283/.330/.455 with four homers and 16 RBI over 99 at-bats. He has eight hits in his last three games.
May 22 - 1:24 AM

Matt Wieters went 3-for-5 against the Angels in Friday's victory.

Back-to-back three-hit games have taken Wieters' average from .l233 to .274 in short order. He's probably not going to hit for the kind of power we were hoping for six weeks ago, but he still needs to be owned in one-catcher mixed leagues.
May 21 - 2:08 AM

Matt Wieters is out of the Orioles' starting lineup Thursday afternoon against the Mariners.

Wieters went 3-for-4 with two doubles and a home run on Wednesday night, but the 29-year-old backstop will take his scheduled day of rest in the matinee at Camden Yards. Caleb Joseph is starting at catcher and batting eighth versus Mariners right-hander Nate Karns.
May 19 - 10:53 AM

Matt Wieters went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a homer, and two RBI in Wednesday's victory over the Mariners.

Wieters got a couple of days off to clear his head and has responded by going 6-for-15 (.400) with two home runs in his last five games. Injuries have ravaged the former first-round pick. He was always going to need time to shake off rust at the plate. Perhaps this is the beginning of a turn-around for a guy who hit 20-plus homers annually from 2011-2013. Wieters has a .256/.309/.400 slash line with three home runs and 13 RBI in 97 plate appearances.
May 18 - 10:32 PM

Matt Wieters is not in the Orioles' lineup Sunday.

It's a routine day off. Caleb Joseph is behind the dish.
May 15 - 11:14 AM

Matt Wieters hit his second home run of the season in Saturday's win over the Tigers.

Wieters hit a two-run shot off Anibal Sanchez in the sixth inning, his only hit in four at-bats. The homer was just his second of the year and his first since April 19. The backstop is batting just .232/.292/.329 in 23 games this year.
May 14 - 10:11 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Caleb Joseph
3Francisco Peña
1B1Chris Davis
2B1Jonathan Schoop
SS1J.J. Hardy
3B1Manny Machado
2Ryan Flaherty
LF1Joey Rickard
2Nolan Reimold
3Hyun Soo Kim
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Mark Trumbo
DH1Pedro Alvarez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Tillman
2Yovani Gallardo
3Kevin Gausman
4Tyler Wilson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Darren O'Day
3Brad Brach
4Mychal Givens
5Dylan Bundy
6Vance Worley
7Brian Duensing
8Ubaldo Jimenez
9Odrisamer Despaigne
10Oliver Drake
11Ashur Tolliver