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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 clubbed a walk-off solo home run in the 11th inning against the Braves on Monday.
The two clubs brought a 0-0 game into the ninth inning, and each team scored once in their half-inning to send the game into extras. Wieters ended the drama with a walk-off solo job to right-center off of Luis Avilan. It's the catcher's first home run since June 25, as he has been scuffling offensively. Wieters is hitting .250/.276/.431 with four home runs and 13 RBI since making his season debut on June 5. Jul 27 - 10:33 PM

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Matt Wieters (back) is starting at catcher for the Orioles on Monday night against the Braves.

It's a pretty good indication that the back stiffness that held him out Sunday is no big deal. Wieters will hit fifth for the O's against Braves left-hander Alex Wood.
Jul 27 - 3:08 PM

Matt Wieters is not in Sunday's lineup due to a stiff back.

Wieters had been slated to receive his first start of the season at first base. The back issue isn't considered a big deal, as he's expected to catch on Monday. Caleb Joseph is behind the plate Sunday.
Jul 26 - 12:05 PM

Matt Wieters could see some playing time at first base.

Wieters has been taking grounders at the position the last couple days. He remains unable to catch on back-to-back days as he builds up strength in his surgically-repaired elbow, so the Orioles are looking at other ways of getting him into the lineup. Wieters has played first base twice at the major league level, drawing one start there in 2011.
Jul 26 - 9:46 AM

Matt Wieters is not in the Orioles' lineup Friday.

He's still not catching on back-to-back days. Caleb Joseph is behind the dish in Wieters' place.
Jul 24 - 3:54 PM

Orioles manager Buck Showalter on Thursday indicated that there are no plans to begin having Matt Wieters catch on back-to-back days regularly.

Wieters started behind the plate on July 6 and 7, but that's the only time he's started back-to-back days at catcher since Tommy John surgery and he only did it then because the All-Star break was coming. "Not that I know of," Showalter said. "Matt hasn't brought it up to me, the trainers, [bench coach] John Russell. If and when will be up to Matt, like it was last time. And the trainers. He feels fine and we're going to keep him that way." Wieters has been starting in the designated hitter spot often when he's not catching, so it's not really affecting him for fantasy purposes.
Jul 24 - 9:08 AM

Matt Wieters went 2-for-5 and caught nine innings defensively as the Orioles fell to the Tigers on Friday night in Detroit.

Wieters will not catch back-to-back games, so he'll either function as the designated hitter on Saturday or he'll ride the pine, but expect Caleb Joseph behind the plate. With the two-hit effort, Wieters is now hitting .273/.298/.477 with three homers and 11 RBI in 27 games.
Jul 17 - 10:10 PM

Matt Wieters is absent from the Orioles' lineup Wednesday.

Wieters finally caught in back-to-back games on Monday and Tuesday, but he's getting a breather now. Caleb Joseph is behind the dish.
Jul 8 - 11:54 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1Matt Wieters
2Caleb Joseph
1B1Chris Davis
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Ryan Flaherty
SS1J.J. Hardy
3B1Manny Machado
LF1Gerardo Parra
2David Lough
3Nolan Reimold
CF1Adam Jones
2David Lough
RF1Travis Snider
2Steve Pearce
DH1Jimmy Paredes
Starting Pitcher
S1Wei-Yin Chen
2Chris Tillman
3Ubaldo Jimenez
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Kevin Gausman
Relief Pitcher
R1Zach Britton
2Darren O'Day
3Brian Matusz
4Brad Brach
5Chaz Roe
6Mychal Givens
7Jason Garcia
8Mike Wright
9T.J. McFarland