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32 Matt Wieters C
Height/Weight: 6-5/230 | Birthdate: 5/21/1986 | Birthplace: Charleston, SC | Bats/Throws: S/R | Team: Baltimore | College: Georgia Tech | MLB Experience: 7 | Salary: $5,500,000 | Owned/Started%: 69/39 | Average Draft Position: 183.45
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Orioles C Matt Wieters returns to the lineup on Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/18/2015) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters is returning to the starting lineup for Tuesday's matchup with the Mets. Wieters hasn't played since exiting last Tuesday's game with a hamstring strain.

But after a week of rest, Wieters will back behind the plate, hitting fith in the order on Tuesday.


Orioles C Matt Wieters still out Monday with hamstring issue


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/17/2015) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters remains sidelined Monday with a right hamstring strain. He is out of the lineup against Oakland.

Buck Showalter has stated his belief that Wieters is not destined for the disabled list, but the veteran has not played since Tuesday.

It remains to be seen if Wieters is indeed shelved, particularly considering that backup Caleb Joseph has hit well in his place.


Monday will be decision day for Orioles on C Matt Wieters


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/15/2015) It appears unlikely that Orioles catcher Matt Wieters will get a chance to extend his six-game hitting streak Sunday. Buck Showalter has stated that he will look Monday into placing him on the disabled list if the right hamstring strain that has kept him sidelined since Tuesday has not improved, per MASNsports.com.

Showalter added, however, that he believes Wieters can avoid another stint on the DL.

Wieters has just 262 at-bats over the past two seasons, including 158 this year. But he has produced in 2015 to the tune of a .278/.305/.449 slash line and 17 RBI.


Orioles C Matt Wieters (hamstring) still sidelined on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/15/2015) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters remains out of the starting lineup for Saturday's match up with the A's. Wieters left Tuesday's game with a hamstring strain, and has not played since then.

He was hopeful to be able to return on Friday, but will now have to settle for a Sunday return to avoid missing the weekend series with Oakland.

Steve Clevenger will get the start behind the plate on Saturday.


Orioles C Matt Wieters remains unable to play Friday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/14/2015) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters remains sidelined Friday night against Oakland with a hamstring strain that has kept him out since Tuesday.

He did report that his hamstring is feeling better and that he could be back at some point during the weekend series.


Orioles catcher Matt Wieters could play in weekend series vs. A's


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2015) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters said he was feeling much better Wednesday after leaving Tuesday's game due to a right hamstring strain. He remains hopeful he will play in the weekend series against the Athletics.

“It’s still a little sore, but as far as movement and flexibility, it feels pretty good, so that’s a good sign,” Wieters said, per The Baltimore Sun. “It’s kind of what I expected. I didn’t think it was going to be something that would be super limiting. I just wanted to get all soreness out of there and all the tightness stretched out.”

Wieters said the strain is more of an issue when he runs than when he is catching.

“I could feel it, but it really didn’t limit me from doing anything I need to do behind the plate,” Wieters said. “Even if I had to catch today, I could catch today. It’s just the running. Anytime I felt like I needed to stretch out the leg, that’s when I would feel it a little bit. And that’s when I would feel it a little bit, and that’s when I was probably putting it more at risk than anything else, when I would try to do a full sprint."


Orioles planning to rest Matt Wieters until Friday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2015) After leaving Tuesday's game due to a right hamstring strain, Orioles catcher Matt Wieters will only be available in an emergency situation Wednesday against the Mariners, according to MLB.com. The Orioles have an off-day Thursday.

"Usually these things are a little something more to be concerned with than initially meets the eye," manager Buck Showalter said. "We'll see how it's doing Friday."

Wieters said he has been dealing with the bothersome hamstring injury for a few games. He added the injury got a little worse while beating out an infield single in the first inning Tuesday.

"It tightened up a little bit, then it got worse as the game went on," Wieters said. "I think Buck made the right move. I think we caught it before anything would be serious.

"I've had way worse hamstring pulls than this. Just let it calm down, get it stretched out and move forward from there. I think we caught before it turns into a DL."


Orioles C Matt Wieters exits Tuesday's game with hamstring injury


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/11/2015) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters left Tuesday's game against the Mariners with a right hamstring strain. Wieters had been 1 for 2 before being lifted in the third inning.

The Orioles have not given a timetable for his return to the lineup, and he should be considered day-to-day for now.


C Matt Wieters (back) returns to Orioles lineup


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7/27/2015) 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
(7/26/2015) 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
(7/25/2015) 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
(7/10/2015) 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
(7/7/2015) 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.


Orioles Matt Wieters gets three hits in loss


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/7/2015) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters went 3 for 4 in Monday's loss to Cleveland. 

Wieters snapped a 15 at bat hitless streak spanning the last four games. He hit his sixth double of the year and had his first multi-hit game since June 25. 


Orioles' Matt Wieters not in Sunday's lineup


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2015) Orioeles catcher Matt Wieters was held out of Sunday's lineup at the Chicago White Sox, reports MLB.com.

He was replaced at catcher by Caleb Joseph, who will bat ninth. Over his last 10 games, Wieters is hitting .111 with one home run and two RBI.

The Orioles are the underdogs (+105) at Chicago on Sunday.


Orioles' Matt Wieters still not ready to catch on consecutive days


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/3/2015) Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Thursday catcher Matt Wieters is still not ready to catch on consecutive days.

"It's not if, I think it's when, and that's going to be totally up to Matt and John Russell and the trainers," Showalter said, per MASNsports.com. "It's not something I walk up to him every day and say, 'Hey, is today the day? Is today the day?' I'm not going to do that to him. I'm not going to jeopardize him being here every other day by pushing the envelope on it. But I know he's playing some catch now between outings, so to speak.

"When he first got here, he'd catch and take the next day off, even though he's available. We wouldn't have brought him here if we felt like we couldn't use him in a game the day after, but he is now doing some things on the day he's not catching that he wasn't doing when he first got here, so I think it will happen at some point. When it is, I don't know, and we're fortunate to have Caleb (Joseph) and some other catchers down below that we feel good about the depth.

"We'll take it the way it is, and if it's this way the rest of the year, so be it. I think at some point he'll feel comfortable doing it. I try to stay out of that. I don't want him to think that I'm putting that pressure on him, and I'm not. We'll take him any way we can get him."


Orioles catcher Matt Wieters parks two-run HR in Thursday's win


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2015) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters hit a two-run homer off Eduardo Rodriguez during a six-run fourth inning Thursday, and the Orioles beat the Red Sox, 8-6. Wieters finished 2 for 5 with one strikeout.

Wieters has homered three times in 15 games since coming off the disabled list in early June. Wieters, who entered play Thursday mired in a 1-for-12 slump in his last four games, has five multihit games.


Orioles C Matt Wieters gets a day off on Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/24/2015) After catching two consecutive games for the first time all year, Orioles catcher Matt Wieters is being held out of the lineup on Wednesday against the Red Sox. Wieters, who missed the first part of the season recovering from elbow surgery, caught Sunday and Tuesday's games, marking the first time he had been behind the plate in back-to-back contests.

But it seems manager Buck Showalter is not ready for him to be back there for three straight, so Caleb Joseph will draw the start on Wednesday.


Orioles in no rush to have Matt Wieters catch on back-to-back days


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/19/2015) Orioles manager Buck Showalter doesn't appear to be in a rush to have Matt Wieters start back-to-back days at catcher.

"We're excited about having him back every other day," Showalter said, per MASNsports.com. "He's still a tad ahead of schedule from what that normally is and we're not going to push that.

"I'm not going to put a firm date on it. I don't know if I'll ever ask him about him. John (Russell) and him talk all the time. He'll let us know. He's made real good decisions concerning this every time. He knows how much he means to us. He also knows what it would mean if he wasn't and he pushed too quickly with it.

"Will there come a time? Yeah, I think there will. When? I've got in the back of my head when I think it'll be, but nothing imminent."


Orioles C Matt Wieters gets a day off on Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/16/2015) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters is getting the night off on Tuesday against the Phillies, as he is not in the starting lineup. Manager Buck Showalter has been alternating between Wieters and Caleb Joseph over the last six games, and Joseph will get the start on Tuesday.

Wieters is batting .333 (9 for 27) with two home runs in eight games since returning from a year-long stint on the disabled list.


Matt Wieters hits three-run homer in Orioles' win


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2015) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters hit a three-run home run in the sixth inning of Monday's win over Philadelphia. 

Wieters went 1 for 3 and homered for the first time since June 7. It was his second home run of the year and brought him to seven RBI. 

It was Wieters' first three-run shot since May 22, 2013. 


Orioles' Matt Wieters gets day off, Caleb Joseph starts in place


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2015) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's series-finale against the Yankees. 

Wieters is getting a day of rest after recording two doubles on Saturday. He's still being eased back into action after recently coming off of the disabled list with an elbow injury. Wieters is hitting .348 this season since re-joining his team. 

Starting in place of Wieters on Sunday will be Caleb Joseph


Orioles C Matt Wieters records two doubles on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/13/2015) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters had two hits, both doubles, in Saturday's 9-4 win over the Yankees. Wieters, who also scored twice, is now batting .348 over his first six games since being activated from the disabled list. 

Orioles C Matt Wieters gets day of rest Friday


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(6/12/2015) Orioles catch Matt Wieters is out of the starting lineup Friday, as manager Buck Showalter tries to stick to his plan of keeping Wieters from being behind the plate on consecutive nights. 

Wieters has slid right back into his familiar position as one of the key cogs of the Baltimore lineup since returning from his long rehab from Tommy John surgery. He is hitting .316 with four RBIs in 19 at-bats since coming off the DL last week. 

He is just 1-for-6 lifetime against Yankees starter Michael Pineda, so Caleb Joseph will get the nod at catcher. 


Orioles C Matt Wieters not starting on Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/10/2015) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters is being held out of the lineup on Wednesday against the Red Sox. Wieters had started each of the four games since his return from a season-long stint on the disabled list, so it appears manager Buck Showalter is looking to give him a rest. 

Caleb Joseph will handle the catching duties and bat ninth on Wednesday.