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Matt Wieters | Catcher

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/21/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 240
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Matt Wieters went 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored on Monday to raise his average to .366.
Is Wieters just teasing us again or is he finally ready to start fulfilling the offensive potential it looked like he had a few years back? Since hitting .288 as a rookie in 2009, he's come in at .249, .262, .249 and .235 the last four seasons. It'd be easier to buy in if he hadn't also gotten off to hot starts in 2011 and 2012 before letting his owners down. Apr 14 - 10:52 PM

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Matt Wieters is not in the Orioles starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Blue Jays.

Nothing more than a regular day of rest for Wieters. Steve Clevenger will get the start behind the dish and hit fifth for the Orioles.
Apr 12 - 3:09 PM

Matt Wieters went 2-for-4 with an RBI in the Orioles' loss to the Yankees on Monday.

Wieters tied the game at 1-1 in the top of the fourth with an RBI single. He also helped contribute to a seventh-inning rally that ultimately fell short. Wieters is now hitting .391 through 23 plate appearances to begin the regular season.
Apr 7 - 4:27 PM

Matt Wieters went 3-for-4 with an RBI double against the Red Sox on Thursday.

Wieters is off to a nice 5-for-11 start, though he has fanned four times already. We'd like him a little more this season if he weren't going to bat behind Nelson Cruz and, most likely, J.J. Hardy after Manny Machado returns. He's not going to get a lot of RBI opportunities batting after those two.
Apr 3 - 10:09 PM

Matt Wieters hit a three-run homer Saturday as the Orioles beat the Triple-A Norfolk affiliate 4-3 in a rain-shortened game Saturday.

Wieters went without a homer in 32 official spring at-bats. Last year, he hit .378 with five homers in 45 at-bats in the spring, then followed that with his a disappointing campaign. We liked him a little better for this year before the Orioles signed Nelson Cruz. Prior to that, it appeared he'd hit fifth. Now he could hit seventh below two lesser OBP guys (Cruz and J.J. Hardy) most of the time.
Mar 29 - 5:33 PM

Matt Wieters (ankle) returned to the Orioles lineup on Wednesday.

Wieters, previously sidelined by a minor ankle sprain, hadn't played in eight days. He might not have sat at all if the injury occurred during the regular season. He'll be ready for Opening Day.
Source: MLB.com
Mar 19 - 12:05 PM

Matt Wieters (ankle) was able to take some swings in batting practice on Friday and is still expected to return to the Orioles lineup on Monday.

He indicated afterwards that his ankle is still stiff, and that there's no need to rush back during spring training and risk re-injury. It still appears as though he'll be ready for Opening Day.
Mar 15 - 9:03 AM

The Orioles are likely to hold Matt Wieters (ankle) out of the lineup until Monday.

Wieters had been expected to return to action on Saturday, but his right ankle is still a little swollen and the O's don't want to push it. Assuming he can avoid setbacks, it's not something that's going to threaten his availability for Opening Day.
Mar 14 - 12:29 PM

Matt Wieters (ankle) is scheduled to return on Saturday.

He's been out since rolling his ankle at third base on Tuesday. The catcher has downplayed the injury, saying he could have played through it during the regular season.
Mar 12 - 11:19 AM

Matt Wieters was diagnosed with a slight right ankle strain.

The catcher downplayed the injury with assembled media and said he could have played through it during the regular season. Baltimore is justifiably staying on the cautious side with their star backstop. Wieters hopes to play later this week.
Mar 12 - 9:10 AM

Matt Wieters was pulled from Tuesday's Grapefruit League game after rolling his ankle at third base.

The decision to pull him was precautionary and there are no X-rays scheduled. Wieters, 27, is going for a fourth straight 20-plus home run season in 2014.
Mar 11 - 4:16 PM

Orioles and C Matt Wieters avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $7.7 million contract.

It's just above the midpoint of figures exchanged last month, and Wieters will have the chance to earn some more through award incentives. The All-Star catcher was arbitration-eligible for the second time this winter. He's coming off a season where he put together a .235/.287/.417 with 22 homers and 79 RBI.
Feb 6 - 7:14 PM

Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette announced Saturday that the team did not actively shop catcher Matt Wieters this offseason.

There had been multiple reports that the team was looking to trade its All-Star backstop, but Duquette quickly squashed those rumors. He also added that the team is still working on a contract to avoid arbitration, and hopes to get the situation resolved next week.
Feb 1 - 11:46 AM

Matt Wieters requested $8.75 million and was offered $6.5 million from the Orioles when arbitration figures were exchanged on Friday.

It's a bit of a surprise that the O's are offering only a $1 million raise over the $5.5 that their 27-year-old backstop took home in 2013. MLB Trade Rumors estimates that Wieters would earn $7.9 million in the arbitration process, and it looks incredibly likely that the final number will be closer to his figure than what the O's are offering.
Jan 17 - 7:32 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Orioles are willing to trade Matt Wieters.

Both Wieters and Chris Davis are both two years away from free agency and are represented by Scott Boras, so the Orioles are unlikely to keep both of them. While Wieters hasn't been the savior many anointed him to be, he has legitimate power and plays excellent defense behind the plate. He would bring back a significant piece in return. The Orioles would likely sign a replacement at catcher if they deal Wieters.
Wed, Nov 13, 2013 12:15:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Steve Clevenger
1B1Chris Davis
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Steve Lombardozzi
SS1J.J. Hardy
3B1Manny Machado
2Ryan Flaherty
3Michael Almanzar
LF1David Lough
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Nick Markakis
2Francisco Peguero
DH1Nelson Cruz
2Delmon Young
3Steve Pearce
4Nolan Reimold
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Tillman
2Ubaldo Jimenez
3Wei-Yin Chen
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Bud Norris
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Tommy Hunter
2Darren O'Day
3Brian Matusz
4Ryan Webb
5Josh Stinson
6Evan Meek
7Zach Britton
8Troy Patton
9Edgmer Escalona