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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 is not in the Orioles' lineup Wednesday.
Wieters returned from his hamstring injury Tuesday, but he's back on the bench in this one with the O's apparently wanting to ease him back into things. Caleb Joseph is catching. Aug 19 - 3:05 PM

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Matt Wieters (hamstring) is back in Tuesday's lineup against the Mets.

Wieters exited last Tuesday's game with a right hamstring strain and ended up missing five games. He'll bat fifth and catch Kevin Gausman in his return to action.
Aug 18 - 2:48 PM

Matt Wieters (hamstring) is expected back in the Orioles' lineup on Tuesday.

Wieters hasn't played since exiting last Tuesday's game with a right hamstring strain, but he ran the bases Monday with no apparent issues. Fantasy owners can feel free to go ahead and start him this week.
Aug 17 - 4:40 PM

Matt Wieters (hamstring) is out of the Orioles' starting lineup again on Monday night.

Caleb Joseph will start at catcher and Steve Clevenger will serve as the Orioles' designated hitter for the finale of a four-game series against the Athletics. Wieters has been out since Tuesday with a right hamstring strain. He could be headed for the disabled list.
Aug 17 - 2:53 PM

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said the team will consider placing Matt Wieters (hamstring) on the disabled list if he doesn't improve by Monday.

Wieters hasn't played since Tuesday. It's a shame for fantasy owners as Wieters was on a six-game hitting streak before he got hurt. Steve Clevenger will start behind the plate Saturday against Oakland.
Aug 15 - 5:21 PM

Matt Wieters (hamstring) reported improvement Friday and thinks he will avoid the disabled list.

He's even available off the bench Friday. Wieters strained his right hamstring during Tuesday's game but appears to have avoided a serious injury. Caleb Joseph is catching Friday and Steve Clevenger has been called up for protection.
Aug 14 - 4:02 PM

Matt Wieters (hamstring) will be re-evaluated on Friday after Thursday's off day.

Wieters exited Tuesday's game with a strained right hamstring and will not play Wednesday. It's an injury that crept up on him for a few days before it finally became too much. "It’s a matter of getting it stretched out, letting it calm down and go from there," the catcher said.
Aug 12 - 8:28 AM

Matt Wieters left Tuesday's game against the Mariners with a right hamstring strain.

The severity of the strain isn't known yet at this point, but the Orioles should have more on Wieters after the game. He singled in one of his two at-bats before exiting.
Aug 11 - 11:33 PM

Matt Wieters is not in the Orioles' lineup Wednesday.

It's a simple day off. Caleb Joseph is catching in Wieters' place.
Aug 5 - 1:27 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Caleb Joseph
3Steve Clevenger
1B1Chris Davis
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Ryan Flaherty
SS1J.J. Hardy
2Paul Janish
3B1Manny Machado
LF1Steve Pearce
2Dariel Alvarez
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Gerardo Parra
DH1Jimmy Paredes
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Wei-Yin Chen
2Chris Tillman
3Ubaldo Jimenez
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Kevin Gausman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Darren O'Day
3Brian Matusz
4Brad Brach
5Chaz Roe
6Jason Garcia
7Mike Wright
8T.J. McFarland
9Mychal Givens