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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||460.00||20.00||.272||70.00||59.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Elbow - Questionable for start of season|
|vs Detroit||8||2||1|| .250|| .625|| .250|
|vs RHP||83||27||3|| .367|| .482|| .325|
|Last 10 Games|
Orioles' Matt Wieters set for 'catcher movement' drills Monday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(3/2/15) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters will get behind the plate Monday to take part in "catcher movement" drills, which involve quickly throwing to each base, MLB.com reports.
"It's got to be a little more reactive and instinctual, which is what we're going to try to accomplish with this," Wieters said. "We'll go by feel. I got into -- a little bit earlier in the rehab -- where I wanted to test it, test it, test it, then you end up pushing it too far and you can set yourself back. It's a matter of just going by feel and getting as much out of it as we can without feeling like we're fatiguing and risking injury."
Wieters caught two innings in Sunday's intrasquad game, marking his first time catching a game since undergoing Tommy John surgery. "It's definitely nice to get back there, but as far as feeling like I was rusty or anything like that, I really didn't. It felt kind of normal back there being a catcher," Wieters said.
The catcher is expected to make his Grapefruit League debut in Tuesday's home opener as the team's designated hitter.
Orioles' Matt Wieters to begin last step in recovery from elbow surgery
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(3/1/15) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters will take the last step in his recovery from elbow surgery when he begins catcher-movement drills Monday, reports The Baltimore Sun.
Wieters is recovering from elbow ligament reconstruction surgery and is slated to be cleared March 17 to begin throwing in games.
Orioles' Matt Wieters to catch intrasquad game Sunday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(2/28/15) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters will be behind the plate in a game situation for the first time since May when he starts Sunday's intrasquad game, the Baltimore Sun reports.
"This is a day I've been waiting for about nine months now," Wieters said. "It's what I enjoy doing and even though it won't be full catching and throwing and doing everything full, it's still nice to get behind the plate and be able to get work in as a catcher at least."
Wieters, who had elbow ligament reconstruction surgery last June, is scheduled to catch two innings Sunday. He won't throw at 100 percent until March 17 but will continue to work in simulatd scenarios behind the plate in order to allow him to catch five-to-seven innings when he's ready for Grapefruit League games.
Orioles' Wieters will catch 5-7 innings in first game behind plate
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(2/26/15) Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Thursday catcher Matt Wieters (elbow) will catch 5-7 innings when he plays in his first spring game at catcher March 17, per MLB.com.
Orioles C Matt Wieters throwing from approximately 120 feet
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(2/21/15) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters completed a long toss session from approximately 120 feet on Saturday, reports the Baltimore Sun.
Wieters, who is coming off Tommy John surgery, has been throwing on back-to-back days, but took the day off on Friday before resuming on Saturday. He is expected to serve as a designated hitter for the first half of March while he recovers from surgery.
|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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