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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||460.00||20.00||.272||70.00||59.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Atlanta||5||3||1|| .600||1.200|| .600|
|vs RHP||83||22||2|| .300|| .434|| .265|
|Last 10 Games|
C Matt Wieters (back) returns to Orioles lineup
|by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer|
|(7/27/15) Catcher Matt Wieters is back behind the plate for the Orioles on Monday after missing Sunday's game with back stiffness.
Wieters also was out of the lineup on Friday as Baltimore tries to limit the catcher's usage after missing most of the season with Tommy John surgery. He's hitting .234 with three homers and 12 RBIs in 33 games.
Orioles C Matt Wieters dealing with back issue
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(7/26/15) Stiffness in his back kept Orioles outfielder Matt Wieters out of Sunday's lineup, reports MLB.com.
Wieters was going to be play first base Sunday, but his back began to stiffen during Saturday's contest. Wieters is hitting .222 with one double and two RBI in his last 10 games.
Catcher Matt Wieters could become first base option for Orioles
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(7/25/15) The Orioles have been working Matt Wieters out at first base in recent times. The veteran catcher has been seeing inconsistent playing time behind the plate, a year removed from Tommy John surgery.
But if he is able to adjust to life at first base, it would give manager Buck Showalter another versatile option at his disposal down the stretch.
"It's something we've considered. Also keeps him in the game in case there's a problem with Caleb [Joseph] physically," Showalter said, per MLB.com. "Although I don't mind DH'ing him."
Entering play on Saturday, Wieters has played in 32 games since returning on June 5. But he has caught on back-to-back days just once this season. It is not known when--if at all--Wieters will appear at first base during a game.
Matt Wieters gets three hits for Orioles
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(7/10/15) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters went 3 for 4 in Friday's win over Washington.
Wieters is 6 for his last 12 and had his second three-hit game in the last four. He also doubled for the second time in the last four games and seventh of the year.
Orioles' Matt Wieters catches back-to-back days
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(7/7/15) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters is making a rather significant step in his recent return from Tommy John surgery. Wieters is in the starting lineup on Tuesday against the Twins, making it the first time he has caught in back-to-back days since last season.
Wieters was activated from the disabled list in early June, but he had been starting every other day behind the plate.
The former All-Star catcher is batting .254 with three home runs since returning from the DL.
|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|
|7/29/15||ATL||7:05 pm||Mike Foltynewicz|
|7/30/15||DET||7:05 pm||Alfredo Simon|
|7/31/15||DET||7:05 pm||Buck Farmer|
|8/1/15||DET||7:05 pm||Anibal Sanchez|
|8/2/15||DET||1:35 pm||David Price|
|8/3/15||@ OAK||10:05 pm||Jesse Chavez|
|8/4/15||@ OAK||10:05 pm||Chris Bassitt|