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|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||520.00||24.00||.254||85.00||66.00||1.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Elbow - Questionable for start of spring training|
|vs Detroit||8||2||1|| .250|| .625|| .250|
|vs RHP||83||27||3|| .367|| .482|| .325|
|Last 10 Games|
Orioles' Matt Wieters has goal of being ready by opening day
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(1/27/15) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters, who is throwing from 150 feet in his recovery from Tommy John surgery, said he is preparing to be ready by opening day.
"The rehab's going well and going how it's supposed to from all the talk I've gotten with Dr. (James) Andrews and my physical therapist down here and Richie (Bancells)," Wieters said, per MASNsports.com. "Everything's kind of moved along and we're preparing for me to be ready for opening day. We still have a good couple of months before we're there, so it's still going to be a lot of work to put into it, but that's what I'm preparing for. We're trying to get all the steps checked off before we get there.
"We'll see when I'm actually going to be able to get behind the plate and catch in games during spring training, but it's just a matter of making sure the arm has been tested enough to where when we do get into games with adrenaline and a little bit of pressure that we're ready to go."
Wieters added making sure his shoulder is also in good shape is part of the rehab process coming off elbow surgery.
"(Monday) we went out to 150 just to test it out a little bit," he said, "and everything has kind of checked out and we've had nothing really major to set back the progression."
Orioles' Matt Wieters throwing from 150 feet
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(1/26/15) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters has begun throwing from 150 feet, according to MASN.
Wieters underwent Tommy John surgery last season, and is working his way back from the surgery. He was cleared to start throwing from 150 feet on Monday. Wieters had previously been throwing from 120 feet. He said he's preparing as if he'll be ready for opening day.
Wieters hit .308/.339/.500 over 104 at-bats last year.
O's avoid arbitration with Wieters, Tillman, Davis, Matusz
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(1/16/15) The Orioles have locked up catcher Matt Wieters, starter Chris Tillman, first baseman Chris Davis and reliever Brian Matusz on Friday, avoiding arbitration, according to MASN Sports, the Baltimore Sun and CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.
Wieters will make $8.3 million and Matusz will make $3.2 million. Meanwhile, Tillman reached a $4.315 million settlement for 2015. He earned $546,000 last year.
Orioles catcher Matt Wieters throwing from 120 feet Monday
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(1/12/15) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters will throw from 120 feet Monday in Atlanta for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery last summer, manager Buck Showalter said. Showalter added it is a big step in Wieters' recovery.
Manny Machado to attend minicamp, Matt Wieters won't
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
|(1/4/15) Orioles third baseman Manny Machado, who's recovering from knee surgery, is scheduled to attend a three-day minicamp at the team's spring training complex next week, reports the Baltimore Sun.
Catcher Matt Wieters, who's recovering from June elbow surgery, is rehabbing in Atlanta and won't attend the minicamp, the report said. Wieters is still expected to be ready for Opening Day, though the team is seeking an experienced backup catcher as insurance, the paper said.
|2014 summary: Matt Wieters gave Fantasy owners and the Orioles five good weeks to start the season, but that was all there was, as his season ended in mid-May with an elbow injury that ultimately required Tommy John surgery. Though his sixth season was a short one, Wieters' stat line was an impressive one for just 26 games: a .308 batting average with five home runs, 18 RBI and 13 runs. The sample of 112 plate appearances is too small for drawing conclusions, but Wieters appeared to be taking a more aggressive approach, with a higher swing rate and shorter plate appearances that resulted in a higher flyball rate.|
Playing time status: Wieters may be ready for spring training, but the timing of his return is uncertain.
2015 outlook: Had Wieters kept his pace for the remainder of the season, he would have been among the most valuable catchers in Fantasy. Now with the prospect of a late start and an extended recovery period, it's risky to count on Wieters to pick up where he left off. Though the 28-year-old just might have a breakout season in store, it's best to wait until the middle rounds to take a chance on him.
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