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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Matt Wieters is not in the Orioles' lineup Thursday against the Tigers.

Wieters owners probably know by now that Caleb Joseph is Ubaldo Jimenez's personal catcher. The plan is for Wieters to start Friday and Saturday's games before getting another day off on Sunday. Joseph will bat ninth Thursday against Tigers right-hander Mike Pelfrey.
May 12 - 5:02 PM

Matt Wieters is not in the Orioles' lineup Friday.

Wieters has caught back-to-back games only once this season and is sitting out this one after catching Thursday. Caleb Joseph is behind the plate.
May 6 - 3:35 PM

Matt Wieters went 2-for-4 in Thursday's win over the Yankees.

Wieters had two of the Orioles' seven hits against Masahiro Tanaka and company, as hits and runs were hard to come by for both sides. It was Wieters' first multi-hit game in nine games as he continues to struggle at the plate. The backstop has one home run and eight RBI with a .234/.300/.313 line in 18 games this year.
May 5 - 10:33 PM

Matt Wieters is not in the Orioles' lineup Sunday.

Wieters started at catcher in back-to-back games Friday and Saturday for the first time this season, but he's back on the bench in this one. Caleb Joseph is behind the plate.
May 1 - 11:37 AM

Matt Wieters is not in the Orioles' starting lineup Thursday versus the White Sox.

He'll take a seat against veteran lefty John Danks. Caleb Joseph will catch Tyler Wilson and bat ninth.
Apr 28 - 4:35 PM

Matt Wieters is not in the Orioles' lineup on Sunday.

He's just getting a day off. Caleb Joseph is catching in Wieters' place. J.J. Hardy is also receiving some rest, as Manny Machado has shifted over to shortstop and Ryan Flaherty his handling third base.
Apr 24 - 11:58 AM

Matt Wieters is absent from the Orioles' lineup on Friday.

He's just receiving a routine day off. Caleb Joseph will catch and bat ninth.
Apr 22 - 4:47 PM

Depth Charts

C1Matt Wieters
2Caleb Joseph
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
S1Chris Tillman
2Yovani Gallardo
3Ubaldo Jimenez
4Kevin Gausman
5Mike Wright
6Tyler Wilson
Relief Pitcher
R1Zach Britton
2Darren O'Day
3Brad Brach
4Mychal Givens
5Dylan Bundy
6Vance Worley
7Ashur Tolliver