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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: 6 | Salary: $5,500,000 | Owned/Started%: 29/3
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Orioles' Matt Wieters has goal of being ready by opening day


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10:15 am ET) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters, who is throwing from 150 feet in his recovery from Tommy John surgery, said he is preparing to be ready by opening day.

"The rehab's going well and going how it's supposed to from all the talk I've gotten with Dr. (James) Andrews and my physical therapist down here and Richie (Bancells)," Wieters said, per MASNsports.com. "Everything's kind of moved along and we're preparing for me to be ready for opening day. We still have a good couple of months before we're there, so it's still going to be a lot of work to put into it, but that's what I'm preparing for. We're trying to get all the steps checked off before we get there.

"We'll see when I'm actually going to be able to get behind the plate and catch in games during spring training, but it's just a matter of making sure the arm has been tested enough to where when we do get into games with adrenaline and a little bit of pressure that we're ready to go."

Wieters added making sure his shoulder is also in good shape is part of the rehab process coming off elbow surgery.

"(Monday) we went out to 150 just to test it out a little bit," he said, "and everything has kind of checked out and we've had nothing really major to set back the progression."


Orioles' Matt Wieters throwing from 150 feet


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/26/2015) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters has begun throwing from 150 feet, according to MASN.

Wieters underwent Tommy John surgery last season, and is working his way back from the surgery. He was cleared to start throwing from 150 feet on Monday. Wieters had previously been throwing from 120 feet. He said he's preparing as if he'll be ready for opening day.

Wieters hit .308/.339/.500 over 104 at-bats last year.


O's avoid arbitration with Wieters, Tillman, Davis, Matusz


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/16/2015) The Orioles have locked up catcher Matt Wieters, starter Chris Tillman, first baseman Chris Davis and reliever Brian Matusz on Friday, avoiding arbitration, according to MASN Sports, the Baltimore Sun and CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

Wieters will make $8.3 million and Matusz will make $3.2 million. Meanwhile, Tillman reached a $4.315 million settlement for 2015. He earned $546,000 last year.


Orioles catcher Matt Wieters throwing from 120 feet Monday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/12/2015) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters will throw from 120 feet Monday in Atlanta for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery last summer, manager Buck Showalter said. Showalter added it is a big step in Wieters' recovery.

Manny Machado to attend minicamp, Matt Wieters won't


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/4/2015) Orioles third baseman Manny Machado, who's recovering from knee surgery, is scheduled to attend a three-day minicamp at the team's spring training complex next week, reports the Baltimore Sun.

Catcher Matt Wieters, who's recovering from June elbow surgery, is rehabbing in Atlanta and won't attend the minicamp, the report said. Wieters is still expected to be ready for Opening Day, though the team is seeking an experienced backup catcher as insurance, the paper said.


Scott Boras: Matt Wieters will be ready by opening day


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/21/2014) 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
(12/18/2014) 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
(12/8/2014) 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.


O's tender contracts to all 11 arbitration-eligible players


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/2/2014) As expected, the Orioles announced Tuesday they have tendered contracts to all 11 arbitration-eligible players. Those players include: Catcher Matt Wieters, infielders Chris Davis, Ryan Flaherty and Steve Pearce, outfielder Alejandro De Aza, right-handers Miguel Gonzalez, Tommy Hunter, Bud Norris and Chris Tillman and left-handers Zach Britton and Brian Matusz.

Orioles' Manny Machado, Matt Wieters progressing well


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/12/2014) 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. 


Matt Weiters optimistic about 2015


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/8/2014) 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
(8/13/2014) 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
(7/6/2014) 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
(6/18/2014) 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
(6/17/2014) 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 to undergo UCL reconstructive surgery


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2014) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters is scheduled to undergo reconstructive surgery on his UCL Tuesday, the team announced.

Wieters is expected to need nine months of recovery time, meaning he will miss the remainder of the 2014 season. He should be ready for the beginning of the 2015 season provided he suffers no setbacks, though he will likely be limited to hitting during the early part of the seaso. Wieters finishes this season with a .304/.339/.500 line, five home runs and 18 RBI in 104 at-bats.


Surgery a 'possibility' for Matt Wieters


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2014) Tommy John surgery is a "possibility" for Orioles catcher Matt Wieters, according to MLB Network Radio.

Wieters will meet with Dr. James Andrews Monday to determine whether the surgery will be necessary. He's had trouble with his throwing elbow for a while now, but rest has not improved the issue. Wieters is hitting .308 in 104 at-bats.


Matt Wieters scheduled to visit Dr. James Andrews


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2014) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters will pay another visit to Dr. James Andrews on Monday, after experiencing more elbow discomfort, MASN Sports reports. Wieters is expected to announce if he'll need surgery soon after his visit with Andrews.

Wieters has been sidelined since May 10 while recovering from an elbow injury. He batted 308 over 104 at-bats before the injury.

Report: Matt Wieters' throwing program not going well


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2014) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters' throwing program is not going well and it's looking likely he will need elbow surgery, two sources told FOX Sports. However, a third source said it's still too early to make a determination, as Wieters is having good and bad days with his recovery.

Matt Wieters throws again Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2014) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters made 30 throws from varying distances Tuesday and will throw again Thursday, masnsports.com reports.

"We're trying to get to a point where we can really see where we're at," Wieters said. "Each day I've thrown, I've gotten more strength and been able to do more throws before fatigue will set in. We'll do this again. It's kind of do this one day, take a day off, do it again and then try to get further the day after that. So take tomorrow off and do similar to what we did today. Take a day off and then hopefully we'll do it more. We're not looking beyond this week right now. We're looking at keep trying to get stronger, keep trying to get longer. When it's ready, it's ready. And we'll know when we get there. But right now, it's just about building strength."

Wieters has been sidelined since May 10 while recovering from an elbow injury.


Matt Wieters still not close to return


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2014) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters, out since May 10 with an elbow injury, threw Sunday for the second time in three days and said he felt better than he did Friday, reports MLB.com. Manager Buck Showalter said it's still doubtful Weiters could return in the next two weeks.

Matt Wieters encouraged about elbow after throwing


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/30/2014) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters expressed encouragement after a brief session Friday in which he made 25 throws. He said he has more life in his arm, per MASNSports.com.

Wieters has been out since May 10 with an elbow injury and the timetable for his return has yet to be determined.


Matt Wieters will test his elbow Friday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2014) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters told reporters his right elbow is starting to make some progress as of late, so he will test it by playing some light catch on Friday, MLB.com. It will be the first time he has thrown a baseball since visiting Dr. James Andrews three weeks ago.

Wieters has been sidelined since May 10 with the injury and remains without a concrete timetable.

"It's gotten a lot better over the last few days, which is what we were waiting on. Waiting for it all to subside and it’s all gotten out," Wieters said. "Now it's just a matter of going through the throwing progression and hopefully everything keeps getting better."

Matt Weiters will try to throw Friday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2014) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters has not picked up a baseball and thrown it since early May due to an elbow injury, but he will try to do so for the first time in the next few days.

MLB.com reported Wednesday Wieters will try to throw Friday for the first time.  


Matt Wieters has no timetable for throwing


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2014) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters still remains without a timetable to resume throwing, the Baltimore Sun reports. However, Wieters says his injured elbow is feeling better and that he's closer to testing it.

Wieters has been out since May 10 with his elbow injury, and he received a platelet-rich injection May 12. Nick Hundley is expected to serve as the team's primary catcher while Wieters remains sidelined.