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Matt Wieters | Catcher | #32

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/21/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 240
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: Georgia Tech
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (5) / BAL
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C Matt Wieters has accepted the Orioles' one-year, $15.8 million qualifying offer.
Wieters has decided to roll the dice, hoping he can rehab his value after two injury-shortened seasons and then cash in next winter. The catcher was limited to just 75 games in 2015 in his first year back from Tommy John surgery, batting .267/.319/.422 batting line with eight home runs. Fri, Nov 13, 2015 02:04:00 PM

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CBS Sports' Jon Heyman "could see" Matt Wieters accepting the Orioles' $15.8 million qualifying offer.

Wieters surely wouldn't have trouble finding a multi-year contract somewhere, but Heyman thinks he could ultimately make more if he shoots for a better season in 2016 and then tries again at a long-term deal next winter. The catcher was limited to just 75 games in 2015 in his first year back from Tommy John surgery.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 01:33:00 PM

Orioles extended a $15.8 million qualifying offer to C Matt Wieters.

The O's want Wieters to decline it, and he's sure to do just that. Wieters was limited to just 75 games in 2015 in his first year back from Tommy John surgery but is still set to cash in with a multi-year contract this offseason.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 03:52:00 PM

ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the Orioles plan to make a $15.8 million qualifying offer to Matt Wieters.

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reported last month that the club was hesitant to make the offer, fearing that Wieters might accept. However, the 29-year-old backstop is sure to cash in with a multi-year deal this winter even after a being limited to just 75 games in 2015 in his first year back from Tommy John surgery. The Rangers are one club that reportedly could have interest.
Mon, Nov 2, 2015 05:09:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Rangers "could take a look at" impending free agent Matt Wieters this winter.

However, he adds that they would only be interested if the Orioles don't make Wieters a qualifying offer. Heyman reported last week that the O's "don't seem to want to give" the qualiying offer to Wieters. The 29-year-old sported a .267/.319/.422 batting line with eight homers over 75 games in his first year back from Tommy John surgery.
Mon, Oct 19, 2015 06:07:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Orioles "don't seem to want to give" Matt Wieters a qualifying offer this offseason.

Heyman adds that the only way they'll end up extending the offer is "if they are convinced Wieters won't take it." Wieters would almost surely reject it, as the Boras client is set to receive a pretty big multi-year deal on the open market despite a down 2015 campaign following Tommy John surgery. The O's would net a draft pick if they extended the $15.8 million offer and the 29-year-old turned it down.
Fri, Oct 16, 2015 10:22:00 AM

Matt Wieters is not in the Orioles' lineup for the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Yankees.

Wieters reached base five times with four walks and a single in the early portion of Saturday's double dip. For the nightcap, he'll sit in favor of Caleb Joseph. Wieters should be back for tomorrow's season finale.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 05:44:00 PM

Matt Wieters reached base in all five of his plate appearances Saturday against the Yankees.

Wieters singled and tied a career-high with four walks. This season hasn't been what the 29-year-old had in mind for his walk year, but he now owns a six-game hitting streak.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 03:28:00 PM

Matt Wieters is not in the Orioles' lineup Friday.

He's just getting some rest. Caleb Joseph is catching Friday.
Fri, Sep 25, 2015 04:25:00 PM

Matt Wieters hit a go-ahead two-run home run in the eighth inning of Thursday's 5-4 win over the Nationals.

The Nationals took a 4-3 lead in the seventh inning. Such things are but mere dreams in the presence of Matt Wieters, who stepped to the plate in the eighth and drilled a two-run home run off Nationals reliever Blake Treinen to propel his birdies to a 5-4 lead and cap off an Orioles sweep. In his first season back from Tommy John surgery, the veteran catcher is hitting .251/.292/.397 with seven home runs and 21 RBI.
Thu, Sep 24, 2015 07:56:00 PM

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

Wieters said Monday that his left wrist hurts more when he's batting right-handed, so he'll sit with left-hander Gio Gonzalez on the hill. He'll likely be in the lineup the next two days, but Caleb Joseph will start behind the plate Tuesday.
Tue, Sep 22, 2015 03:46:00 PM

Matt Wieters said Monday that his left wrist hurts more when he's batting right-handed.

Wieters has missed a few games this month with a sore wrist and is sitting out Monday versus southpaw Gio Gonzalez. He'll start the next two nights with the Nationals starting righties, but it sounds like he could be on the bench regularly over the next two weeks when the opposition goes with a lefty.
Mon, Sep 21, 2015 05:58:00 PM

Matt Wieters is out of the Orioles' lineup Monday.

It's merely a day of maintenance. Caleb Joseph is starting behind the plate against the Nationals.
Mon, Sep 21, 2015 03:57:00 PM

Matt Wieters is not in the Orioles' lineup Friday.

He's getting a day off after wearing the Golden Sombrero on Thursday. Caleb Joseph is behind the plate.
Fri, Sep 18, 2015 03:07:00 PM

Matt Wieters fanned all four times he was up Thursday against the Rays.

Wieters started out strong upon making his return from Tommy John surgery, but he's been a disappointment offensive ever since. He has three homers in his last 51 games after hitting three in his first 15.
Thu, Sep 17, 2015 10:53:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Caleb Joseph
3Francisco Peña
4Audry Perez
1B1Chris Davis
2Christian Walker
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Ryan Flaherty
3Steve Tolleson
SS1J.J. Hardy
2Osvaldo Martinez
3B1Manny Machado
LF1Hyun-soo Kim
2Dariel Alvarez
3Alfredo Marte
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Jimmy Paredes
2Nolan Reimold
3Efren Navarro
4Joey Rickard
DH1Mark Trumbo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Tillman
2Ubaldo Jimenez
3Miguel Gonzalez
4Kevin Gausman
5Mike Wright
6Dylan Bundy
7Vance Worley
8Chris Lee
9Parker Bridwell
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Darren O'Day
3Brad Brach
4Brian Matusz
5Mychal Givens
6Chaz Roe
7Odrisamer Despaigne
8Oliver Drake
9T.J. McFarland
10Jason Garcia
11Tyler Wilson
12Todd Redmond
13Pedro Beato
14Jeff Beliveau