|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|
|12/21/2014||Matt Wieters, C BAL||Wilson Ramos, C WAS|
Mookie Betts, CF BOS
Jeremy Hellickson, SP ARI
Jake McGee, RP TB
|12/20/2014||Rick Porcello, SP BOS|
Matt Wieters, C BAL
|Eric Hosmer, 1B KC|
Robinson Chirinos, C TEX
|12/19/2014||David Robertson, RP CHW|
Brandon Finnegan, SP KC
|Matt Wieters, C BAL|
Jayson Werth, RF WAS
Hector Rondon, RP CHC
|Last 10 Games|
Scott Boras: Matt Wieters will be ready by opening day
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(12/21/14) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters will be ready by opening day, according to his agent, Scott Boras.
Wieters underwent Tommy John surgery is June, and is working his way back from the injury. It's unclear if Wieters will be able to catch full-time at the beginning of the year, or if he'll have to be worked in slowly. Manager Buck Showalter recently told reporters he wasn't sure Wieters would be ready by opening day, but he expected him to good shortly after. Wieters hit .308/.339/.500 over 104 at-bats before having surgery.
Showalter: Machado appears more likely for O's opener than Wieters
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(12/18/14) Orioles manager Buck Showalter conveyed third baseman Manny Machado has a better chance of being ready for the Orioles season opener than catcher Matt Wieters, according to CSNBaltimore.com.
Machado had right knee surgery in August and Wieters underwent Tommy John surgery in June.
"With both of these guys, it will be when and not if. I think if you held a gun up to my head, I think Manny makes the start of the year, and I think Matt is very close thereafter, but we won’t put either one of these guys on the field until it’s time to go, and try to keep the finish line in mind," Showalter said.
Duquette optimistic Orioles C Wieters will return by opener
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(12/8/14) Orioles general manager Dan Duquette said there is a "good chance" that catcher Matt Wieters will return by opening day after having undergone Tommy John surgery in May, per the Baltimore Sun.
Wieters was off to a hot start in 2014, compiling a .308/.339/.500 slash line in 104 at-bats before going down.
Orioles' Manny Machado, Matt Wieters progressing well
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(11/12/14) Orioles third baseman Manny Machado and catcher Matt Wieters are progressing well from their injuries, according to MLB Network Radio.
Manager Buck Showalter said he expects both players to be fully healed by next season, but added that the club will prepare as though neither player will be around. Machado had knee surgery in August. Wieters is coming off June Tommy John 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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