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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 went 2-for-4 with four RBI -- launching a pair of two-run homers in Sunday's victory over the Yankees.
The first bomb came in the fourth inning off Luis Cessa with Mark Trumbo aboard. The second blast came in the sixth frame with Manny Machado on base. Wieters had a bland season with the bat, but at least he stayed on the field all year -- something he has not been able to do the last couple of seasons due to injury. He finished the regular season at .243/.302/.409 with 17 homers and 66 RBI in 124 games. Oct 2 - 5:58 PM

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Jon Heyman of hears that Matt Wieters and the Orioles "are believed to be tens of millions of dollars apart" in their valuations for the catcher.

Heyman adds that the two sides "didn’t even talk about an extension when they met last week" because "it would have been a waste of time." Wieters is looking for a Russell Martin/Brian McCann (five years, $82-85 million) type contract, according to Heyman, but the Orioles "aren’t expected to get near that." Heyman also adds that the club is unlikely to extend another qualifying offer (assuming there are still qualifying offers in the new CBA). It sounds like the impending free agent is likely to end up elsewhere unless his demands change.
Sep 30 - 8:54 AM

Matt Wieters singled twice and drew a walk in Tuesday's loss to the Blue Jays.

The Orioles managed just one run against Aaron Sanchez and the Blue Jays' bullpen, with J.J. Hardy notching the team's lone extra-base hit (a double). Wieters had been in a funk but has now reached base eight times over his last three games.
Sep 27 - 10:17 PM

Matt Wieters is absent from the Orioles' lineup Sunday.

He's just getting a breather. Caleb Joseph will do the catching.
Sep 25 - 11:36 AM

Matt Wieters' agent Scott Boras will be in Baltimore on Monday to begin discussing a contract extension with the Orioles.

Boras believes that there is mutual interest in getting a deal done, with Wieters' preference to remain in Baltimore. Wieters could have hit free agency after the 2015 season, but the club offered him the one-year, $15.3 million qualifying offer. After a rebound season offensively, he'll land quite the lucrative multi-year deal this winter.
Sep 16 - 7:47 PM

Matt Wieters went 2-for-4 with a two-run single and two runs scored against the Rays on Thursday.

Wieters came through with the bases loaded in the first inning, plating two runs with a single off Rays starter Blake Snell. The All-Star also had a double in the game. Wieters has proven relatively durable this year, playing in 110 games for the first time since 2013, but his offense has been largely pedestrian. The 30-year-old is hitting .243/.299/.402 with 14 homers and 60 RBI overall.
Sep 15 - 11:37 PM

Matt Wieters blasted a pair of home runs and drove home five on Saturday as the Orioles routed the Tigers 11-3.

Wieters clubbed a two-run homer off of Jordan Zimmermann in the second inning, giving the O's an early 6-0 advantage that they wouldn't relinquish. He added a three-run shot in the sixth for good measure, capping off his club's scoring. With his 2-for-4 effort on Saturday, the switch-hitting backstop is now slashing .244/.301/.405 with 14 homers and 58 RBI.
Sep 11 - 1:06 AM

Matt Wieters is out of the Orioles' starting lineup on Wednesday.

It's a routine day off for the impending free agent catcher, who's batted just .244/.300/.392 with 12 home runs and 53 RBI in 104 games this season. Caleb Joseph will start behind the plate for the O's and hit ninth versus Rays left-hander Drew Smyly.
Sep 7 - 11:38 AM

Matt Wieters is not in the Orioles starting lineup on Saturday.

Just a routine day of rest for the O's backstop. Caleb Joseph will start in his place and bat eighth against C.C. Sabathia and the Yankees on Saturday. Look for Wieters to be back in there for Sunday's series finale.
Sep 3 - 3:08 PM

Matt Wieters hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the eighth inning of Tuesday's victory over the Blue Jays.

Michael Saunders knotted things up in the seventh with a two-run shot, but Wieters then put the O's back on top with a two-run blast of his own. It was his second longball in his last six games and 12 of the season. Steve Pearce and Manny Machado also homered for Baltimore on Tuesday.
Aug 30 - 9:53 PM

Orioles activated C Matt Wieters from the paternity leave list.

Wieters was excused from the club on Saturday to welcome a child into the world. The impending free agent catcher is batting .240/.294/.381 with 10 home runs and 45 RBI in 340 plate appearances this season for the Orioles while earning a $15.8 million salary.
Aug 22 - 3:26 PM

Orioles placed C Matt Wieters on the paternity leave list.

Odrisamer Despaigne was added to the roster in the corresponding move. Manager Buck Showalter only expects Wieters to miss a game or two. Caleb Joseph will start behind the place Saturday against Houston.
Aug 20 - 5:39 PM

Matt Wieters is expected to go on paternity leave this weekend.

He and his wife are expecting their second child any day now. Wieters is expected to leave the team on Saturday and will miss 1-3 days. Caleb Joseph will handle things behind the plate during his absence.
Aug 18 - 5:22 PM

Matt Wieters went 5-for-5 in the Orioles' 8-7 comeback victory over the Giants on Sunday.

Baltimore was down 7-1 at the start of the seventh inning before exploding for seven runs to win the game 8-7. Wieters contributed a double, a single, and two runs scored to that big comeback effort. He also tripled with nobody on in the ninth and singled in the second and fifth. It was a career day for Wieters, who's slashing .245/.301/.393 with 43 RBI in 87 games this season.
Aug 14 - 7:37 PM

Matt Wieters went 0-for-3 as the Orioles' designated hitter in Wednesday's loss to the A's.

It's hard to believe the Orioles were willing to use Wieters as a DH, considering that he entered the night with a .140/.194/.186 line in 86 at-bats since July 1. Even against the left-hander Ross Detwiler, Pedro Alvarez was probably a better option. Whether it's all injuries or not, Wieters is completely inept at the plate at the moment.
Aug 11 - 12:45 AM

Depth Charts

C1Matt Wieters
2Francisco Peña
3Caleb Joseph
1B1Chris Davis
2Steve Pearce
3Trey Mancini
2B1Jonathan Schoop
SS1J.J. Hardy
3B1Manny Machado
2Ryan Flaherty
LF1Hyun Soo Kim
2Joey Rickard
3Nolan Reimold
CF1Adam Jones
2Michael Bourn
3Drew Stubbs
RF1Mark Trumbo
DH1Pedro Alvarez
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Tillman
2Yovani Gallardo
3Kevin Gausman
4Dylan Bundy
5Wade Miley
6Chris Lee
Relief Pitcher
R1Zach Britton
2Darren O'Day
3Brad Brach
4Mychal Givens
5Vance Worley
6Ubaldo Jimenez
7Brian Duensing
8Tommy Hunter
9Donnie Hart
10Oliver Drake
11Jayson Aquino
12Tyler Wilson
13Mike Wright
14Jed Bradley