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Matt Wieters | Catcher

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/21/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 240
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Orioles and C Matt Wieters avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $8.3 million contract.
He receives a nice little raise even after missing most of the 2014 season with elbow issues. Wieters is still working his way back from Tommy John surgery but is expected to be ready for Opening Day. Jan 16 - 1:53 PM

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Matt Wieters (elbow) will begin throwing from a distance of 120 feet on Monday afternoon.

It's a big step in his recovery from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery. Wieters' agent, Scott Boras, said in late December that his client will be ready for the beginning of the 2015 season. And everything is on track for now with the 28-year-old catcher's 8-10 month rehab program. He underwent the procedure last June.
Jan 12 - 11:52 AM

Agent Scott Boras has said that his client, Matt Wieters (elbow), will be ready to play on Opening Day.

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said last week that it's possible Wieters won't be ready for the opener as he works his way back from Tommy John surgery, but Boras doesn't seem to think it will be an issue. The O's will no doubt take things slowly with the catcher in spring training and we likely won't know for sure until he starts playing in Grapefruit League action whether he can be penciled into the lineup on April 6 versus the Rays.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 12:00:00 PM

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that "there seems no urgency on either side" when it comes to extension talks between the Orioles and Matt Wieters.

The two sides are known to have had discussions early in the 2013 season, but nothing materialized and it's looking at this point like Wieters will play out his final year before free agency. The talented backstop was limited to just 26 games last season before having Tommy John surgery, which could sideline him past Opening Day next year.
Source: Boston Globe
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 11:25:00 AM

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said this week that Matt Wieters (elbow) might not be ready for Opening Day.

Wieters underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery in mid-June and that procedure usually requires 8-10 months of recovery time for position players. "I think Manny [Machado] makes the start of the year, and I think Matt is very close thereafter," Showalter said. "But we won’t put either one of these guys on the field until it’s time to go, and try to keep the finish line in mind."
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 10:51:00 AM

Matt Wieters visited Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday, reporting the doctor said his right elbow "looked good."

"He said everything looked good and to keep progressing," Wieters said following the check-up. Wieters had Tommy John surgery on the elbow in mid-June, and the Orioles are cautiously optimistic he'll be ready for the start of the 2015 season.
Wed, Nov 12, 2014 08:58:00 PM

Orioles activated C Matt Wieters from the 60-day disabled list.

Wieters required season-ending Tommy John surgery on his eight elbow in mid-June. He's expected to be close to 100 percent at the start of next season. He'll be entering his final season before free agency.
Mon, Nov 3, 2014 05:06:00 PM

Orioles transferred C Matt Wieters from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for the addition of Cord Phelps. Wieters, of course, is out for the season following Tommy John surgery.
Wed, Aug 13, 2014 03:20:00 PM

Matt Wieters underwent Tommy John surgery on Tuesday.

The procedure was labeled a success. Wieters is done for the rest of the 2014 season but is hopeful of being ready for Opening Day next year. Nick Hundley and Caleb Joseph are filling in at catcher for Baltimore.
Tue, Jun 17, 2014 04:11:00 PM

Matt Wieters will undergo Tommy John surgery on his right elbow on Tuesday.

Wieters attempted to avoid the worst-case scenario, but the discomfort in his elbow continued to linger. His season is over, as surgery will sideline him for nine months. The good news is that he should be close to 100 percent around the start of next season. The Orioles will move ahead with Nick Hundley as their main catcher for the rest of 2014.
Mon, Jun 16, 2014 05:16:00 PM

Matt Wieters is still having discomfort in his right elbow and will see Dr. James Andrews on Monday.

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal was told by two sources that Wieters' throwing program was not going well and that elbow surgery looked "increasingly likely," so this isn't a promising development. Fantasy owners need to have a backup plan in place, if they didn't already.
Mon, Jun 9, 2014 04:27:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal has heard from two sources that Matt Wieters' throwing program is not going well and elbow surgery "looks increasingly likely."

But a third source told Rosenthal that it's "too early to make a determination" and that the rehabbing catcher has "good days and bad." Wieters has been out since early May with a right elbow strain. A decision on the elbow surgery -- which would be season-ending -- is expected to be made by July 1. Caleb Joseph and Nick Hundley will continue to serve as Baltimore's catchers.
Mon, Jun 9, 2014 03:12:00 PM

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said that Matt Wieters' (elbow) throwing session Thursday went "OK."

Wieters is coming along slowly but surely, but he's yet to take a big leap forward that the Orioles were hoping for. The club has set July 1 as a deadline for when a decision needs to be made about the possibility of surgery for the catcher. He's not expected back for at least a couple weeks.
Thu, Jun 5, 2014 06:17:00 PM

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Sunday that it's unlikely Matt Wieters (elbow) will be ready to return in the next two weeks.

Wieters did some more throwing Sunday and said he felt better than when he threw Friday. Still, he'll be on an every-other-day progression for a while as the Orioles ease him back into things. They must make a decision by July 1 whether Wieters will undergo season-ending surgery.
Sun, Jun 1, 2014 01:13:00 PM

Matt Wieters (elbow) will do some more throwing on Sunday.

Wieters made about 25 throws Friday with no issues. It was the first time that the catcher tried to do any throwing since being placed on the disabled list nearly three weeks ago with a right elbow strain. He'll remains on an every-other-day progression for a while.
Fri, May 30, 2014 04:56:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Caleb Joseph
3Steve Clevenger
1B1Chris Davis
2Christian Walker
3Ryan Lavarnway
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Alexi Casilla
SS1J.J. Hardy
2Paul Janish
3Rey Navarro
3B1Manny Machado
2Ryan Flaherty
3Jimmy Paredes
LF1Alejandro De Aza
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Steve Pearce
2David Lough
3Alex Hassan
DH1Delmon Young
2J.P. Arencibia
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Tillman
2Wei-Yin Chen
3Bud Norris
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Kevin Gausman
6Ubaldo Jimenez
7Tyler Wilson
8Eddie Gamboa
9Jason Garcia
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Tommy Hunter
3Darren O'Day
4Brian Matusz
5Wesley Wright
6Brad Brach
7T.J. McFarland
8Ryan Webb
9Oliver Drake
10Chaz Roe
11Cesar Cabral