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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||460.00||20.00||.272||70.00||59.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Elbow - 60-day DL. Expected to begin Double-A rehab assignment May 26|
|vs Tampa Bay||16||6||0|| .353|| .438|| .375|
|vs RHP||83||27||3|| .367|| .482|| .325|
|Last 10 Games|
Orioles C Matt Wieters on return: 'I feel pretty good to play'
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(5/22/15) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters, who has been sidelined since last May after undergoing Tommy John surgery, considers a June 4 return to the team realistic. That is his first day of eligibility to come off the disabled list.
"I feel pretty good to play," he told masnsports.com. "The last few games I've gone out there and played, the feelings of being able to get back in a big league game are there. It's not quite back to where it was yet, but it feels good enough to get back playing at this level."
Wieters added that his arm strength is getting better daily.
He is set to begin his rehab assignment at Double-A Bowie on Tuesday.
Orioles C Matt Wieters dealing with hamstring issue
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(5/20/15) Along with trying to come back from Tommy John surgery, Orioles catcher Matt Wieters is also suffering from tightness in his hamstring, reports The Baltimore Sun.
Despite the hamstring issue, Wieters is still in line to catch during an extended spring training game Thursday. If he does not suffer any setbacks, he is expected to begin his Double-A rehab assignment May 26.
Orioles' Matt Wieters to begin Double-A rehab on May 26
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(5/19/15) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Bowie on May 26, the Baltimore Sun reports.
Working his way back from Tommy John surgery, Wieters has been able to catch in extended spring training and is nearly ready to advance to the final stage of his rehab before rejoining the team. The Orioles received excellent offensive contributions from Caleb Joseph early in the season but have struggled at the position in recent weeks.
"I've kind of asked myself, 'OK you're catching every other day, what are we really going to do in Miami Friday, Saturday, Sunday?" Showalter said of Wieters, who is eligible to join the O's on June 4. "We got something cooked up for him."
Wieters hit .308/.339/.500 with five home runs and 18 RBI in 104 at-bats.
Orioles C Matt Wieters catches seven innings in extended spring
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(5/16/15) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters caught seven innings in an extended spring training game on Saturday. But the team says it felt more like 15 innings with the heat and poor pitching, according to MASNSports.com.
The team did not give any further updates on Wieters' next steps, as he continues to recover from Tommy John surgery in 2014.
Orioles' Matt Wieters, Jonathan Schoop nearing rehab assignment
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(5/15/15) The Orioles may be getting some positive news with a couple of their injured stars. Catcher Matt Wieters and infielder Jonathan Schoop are expected to join the club next week in Miami to work out with the team. If they look good, they could both be sent out on a rehab assignment, according to the Baltimore Sun.
Wieters is still working his way back from Tommy John surgery and has yet to play a game this season after experiencing a setback in spring training. He took batting practice on Friday, and is eligible to return on June 4. Manager Buck Showalter indicated that's still a possible return date.
Schoop has been on the disabled list since April 18 with a knee injury.
|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.
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