|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||520.00||24.00||.254||85.00||66.00||1.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Elbow - 60-day DL. Out for season|
|vs Detroit||8||2||1|| .250|| .625|| .250|
|vs RHP||83||27||3|| .367|| .482|| .325|
|Last 10 Games|
Matt Weiters optimistic about 2015
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
|(9/8/14) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters is making progress in his recovery from Tommy John surgery in June, which already has him thinking about next season, according to MLB.com.
"It seems like about every week or two weeks we'll get a good breakthrough with something and move forward," Wieters said. "Then we'll have another week or two of trying to get to that next phase or feeling where we're trying to get it back to feeling as normal as possible as quick as possible."
Wieters doesn't yet know about his availability for spring training, but manager Buck Showalter said trainer Richie Bancells was "upbeat" about the catcher's range of motion.
Orioles make some roster moves Wednesday
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(8/13/14) The Orioles announced Wednesday they selected the contract of infielder Cord Phelps from Triple-A Norfolk. To clear a spot on the 40-man roster, catcher Matt Wieters (elbow) was moved to the 60-day disabled list.
American League starters revealed for All-Star Game
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(7/6/14) On Sunday, Major League Baseball revealed the American League starting lineup for the 2014 All-Star Game, which will be held on July 15 at Target Field in Minneapolis. Orioles catcher Matt Wieters was voted as a starter, but Royals catcher Salvador Perez will take his place behind the plate for the game. Other injured players will likely be replaced on the roster moving forward.|
The following players were selected as starters by the fans:
OF Jose Bautista, Blue Jays (leading vote-getter)
OF Mike Trout, Angels
OF Adam Jones, Orioles
1B Miguel Cabrera, Tigers
2B Robinson Cano, Mariners
SS Derek Jeter, Yankees
3B Josh Donaldson, Athletics
C Matt Wieters, Orioles
DH Nelson Cruz, Orioles
RHP Yu Darvish, Rangers
RHP Max Scherzer, Tigers
RHP Felix Hernandez, Mariners
RHP Masahiro Tanaka, Yankees
LHP Jon Lester, Red Sox
LHP David Price, Rays
LHP Scott Kazmir, Athletics
LHP Mark Buehrle, Blue Jays
LHP Sean Doolittle, Athletics
RHP Greg Holland, Royals
LHP Glen Perkins, Twins
RHP Dellin Betances, Yankees
Matt Wieters targeting opening day 2015
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
|(6/18/14) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters, who had elbow surgery Tuesday, said he hopes to return for the start of the 2015 season, reports the Baltimore Sun. "Hopefully we will get all the soreness out of here in a couple days and get going on the rehab," he said.
Wieters will rehab in Atlanta and travel with the Orioles in August and September.
Matt Wieters undergoes elbow surgery Tuesday
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(6/17/14) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters underwent season-ending elbow surgery Tuesday. He had his elbow ligament replaced, a nerve removed and a bone spur shaved down, according to MLB.com.
|Matt Wieters hit 22 home runs in 2013 -- the third straight year with 22-plus homers -- but took another step back in his batting average, hitting a career-worst .235 (which followed a career-worst .249 in 2012). Outside of the batting average (and subsequent OBP) dip, Wieters' stat lines over the last three seasons look fairly similar -- 22-plus home runs, 27-plus doubles, and a few steals thrown in for good measure. There is some silver lining here, for would-be owners hoping Wieters' average can get back up; his BABIP was .247 last season, suggesting that the low average was a result of poor luck and that better things should be coming in 2014, as the number stabilizes. Wieters was one of 10 catchers with 15 or more home runs last season; he was one of four in that group with an average below .240. In other words, there is (relatively) plenty of power to be had at the position. Wieters needs the average to get back up in order to have a real impact in Fantasy. He can be taken in the later rounds of Head-to-Head drafts, and the middle rounds of two-catcher leagues.
(Updated 1/9/14) |
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