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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||460.00||20.00||.272||70.00||59.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Elbow - 15-day DL. Out until at least late April|
|vs Tampa Bay||16||6||0|| .353|| .438|| .375|
|vs RHP||83||27||3|| .367|| .482|| .325|
|Last 10 Games|
O's catcher Matt Wieters catches one inning in simulated game Friday
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(4/17/15) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters was able to catch one inning of a simulated game Friday, reports The Baltimore Sun.
Wieters had six at-bats during the game and was able to throw from 150 feet. The team hopes to have Wieters play in the minors by the end of the month.
Orioles' Matt Wieters catches in sim game, three bullpen sessions
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(4/15/15) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters (elbow) played in a simulated game Wednesday, manager Buck Showalter said. He also caught three bullpens.
Wieters took five at-bats and threw at 120 feet. The Orioles are aiming for Wieters to begin a rehab assignment before the end of April.
Orioles catcher Matt Wieters hoping to be back in four weeks, not six
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(4/14/15) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters is on track with his recovery from Tommy John surgery, reports the Baltimore Sun. Wieters is hoping to be back with Baltimore in four weeks, not six as originally planned and will not pick up a baseball for at least a week.
Wieters, who is currently on the 15-day DL with the elbow injury, was able to take seven at-bats Tuesday in extended spring training with five on the left side and two on the right. He was also able to throw from 150 feet. Manager Buck Showalter is hoping Wieters can play in rehab games before the end of April.
Matt Wieters to DH in Orioles' extended spring game
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(4/13/15) Matt Wieters is ready to return to game action in Orioles extended spring training.
Wieters is coming back from Tommy John surgery on his elbow. Manager Buck Showalter said that Wieters took batting practice in Sarasota, Florida on Monday, hitting against coaches and minor league pitcher Dane De La Rosa, per the Baltimore Sun.
Wieters will try hitting in an extended spring game on Tuesday.
Showalter said that Wieters "was a little sore in the right places today. I don’t know what that exactly meant. I haven’t heard [about the throwing] part of it. I just know he is DHing tomorrow and I’ll take that as a positive."
Orioles C Matt Wieters takes BP from both sides Saturday
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(4/11/15) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters, currently on the 15-day DL with the elbow injury, took part in batting practice from both sides of the plate on Saturday. He also caught BP and threw from 120 feet, according to MLB.com. He will take batting practice again on Sunday.
|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: Position players typically return from Tommy John surgery quicker than pitchers do, but catchers need their arms to be in top form so that they can control the running game. Wieters is nearly to the point where he can catch again, but the Orioles have determined he won't be ready for opening day. He'll hope to return by the end of April.
2015 outlook: Had Wieters kept his pace for the remainder of 2015, 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-to-late rounds to take a chance on him.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|4/21/15||@ TOR||7:07 pm||Mark Buehrle|
|4/22/15||@ TOR||7:07 pm||Aaron Sanchez|
|4/23/15||@ TOR||7:07 pm||Drew Hutchison|
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|4/25/15||BOS||7:05 pm||Justin Masterson|
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