by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (6/6/2013) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters will be the designated hitter Thursday.
Taylor Teagarden will get the start behind the plate and hit ninth. Wieters will hit fifth against Astros starter Bud Norris. With Nick Markakis away from the team dealing with a personal issue, the O's want to keep their big hitters in their lineup.
Wieters is hitting .237/.298/.433 in 194 at-bats.
Matt Wieters hits one out
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (6/6/2013) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters hit his eighth home run Wednesday night during a loss at Houston, a two-run shot in the eighth.
He was 2 for 4 with a walk and is batting .237. Weiters has 34 RBI, including eight in his last nine games.
Mechanical hitches to blame for Matt Wieters' struggles
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/26/2013) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters, who entered play Sunday against the Blue Jays with a .208 average, was dropped to seventh in the batting order. It's the lowest he's hit since June 30 last season.
Orioles hitting coach Jim Presley said a few mechanical hitches are preventing Wieters from consistently driving the baseball.
"He's drifting a little bit from the left side, and he's getting out front and rolling over balls," Presley said, per MLB.com. "We are trying to get him to stay behind the ball."
Matt Wieters has three-run homer
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/22/2013) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters doubled and homered Wednesday during a 6-3 win over the Yankees at Camden Yards. Wieters' seventh HR was a three-run shot off Preston Claiborne in the third.
The switch-hitter went 2 for 4 with the three RBI. He's batting .230. Wieters has three homers and eight RBI over his last nine games. He 26 RBI this season.
Matt Wieters gets Sunday rest
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/19/2013) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters was given Sunday off against the Rays as Tampa Bay looks to sweep with Chris Snyder behind the plate.
Wieters has gone 4 for 24 (.167) over his last seven games with two homers and five RBI. He's struck out five times over that span.
Wieters is hitting .230 on the year with six home runs and 23 RBI over 129 at-bats.
Matt Wieters hits one deep
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/15/2013) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters homered Wednesday during a loss to San Diego. Wieters went deep for the sixth time this season in the fourth inning for a solo shot.
The catcher, who is now batting .237 on the year, went 1 for 2 in the game with two walks.
Wieters had gone 0 for 8 in his previous two games and is still trying to find a hot streak for the Orioles. He does have six homers and 21 RBI with 15 runs scored. Wieters is slugging .427 and continues to play stellar defense.
Matt Wieters comes up big
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/8/2013) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters drove in three runs Tuesday during a 4-3 win over the Royals.
Wieters came up with the big hit with an RBI double in the eighth inning to score the go-ahead run. He drove in his other two runs on another double in the first. Both doubles were hit swinging from the left side, though he's been much better hitting from the right side of the plate.
Wieters went 2 for 4 but is still batting just .234. Manager Buck Showalter was asked how good a hitter Wieters can be with more nights like Tuesday, MASNSports.com reports.
"It's not so much he can be, he is," Showalter said. "The double, obviously a big blow for us. You kind of look at run production with guys like J.J. (Hardy) and him. I know we get bogged down on batting averages. That will be there, but we like them up in a situation."
Matt Wieters gets day off
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/4/2013) The Orioles gave catcher Matt Wieters a game off Saturday against the Angels. Wieters caught Friday night and generally gets days off following night games.
The 26-year-old backstop went 0 for 2 with a walk on Friday against the Angels and is batting .224 with four homers and 15 RBI.
Wieters is 6 for 21 (.286) over his last six games with a homer, two doubles and five RBI.
Matt Wieters a matchups play?
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer (4/30/2013) Orioles diehard and news aggregator extraordinaire Jeff Lippman recently suggested that switch-hitting catcher Matt Wieters become strictly a right-handed hitter "because he actually has a plan at the plate" from that side.
The numbers kind of prove it. This year, he's batting .167 with a .520 OPS from the left side compared to .300 and .930 from the right side. Over 526 at-bats last year, he hit .224 with a .715 OPS from the left side compared to .323 and .908 from the right side.
Obviously, Wieters isn't going to abandon switch-hitting at this stage of his career, but the splits might explain why he's off to a slow start. He's had to bat much more often from the left side than the right with all the righties the Orioles have faced. He homered off lefty Joe Saunders Monday night.
Of course, the disparity between right-handed and left-handed opponents doesn't figure to change, and even with him facing more of the former than the latter, he figures to rank among the top catchers at season's end. But if you're able to roster two catchers, you might want to use his splits to your advantage.
Matt Wieters carries Orioles' offense
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/30/2013) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters drilled his fourth home run of the season during a 6-2 loss at Seattle Monday night. He finished 1 for 3 and accounted for all of the team's runs with his two-run blast off Mariners starter Joe Saunders in the fourth inning.
Wieters' homer halted a nine-game stretch without going deep as his last homer came April 18 against Tampa Bay. Last season, he belted six homers during the month of April.
Matt Wieters starts as designated hitter
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/27/2013) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters got a start as the designated hitter on Saturday following a night game Friday against Oakland.
Taylor Teagarden will start as catcher.
Wieters, a switch-hitter, is batting .219 this season over 73 at-bats with three homers and 10 RBI. He's hitting .292 as a right-handed batter and .184 as a left-handed batter.
Matt Wieters clubs walk-off slam
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/19/2013) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters showed some late-game heroics as he belted a walk-off grand slam to beat the Rays Thursday night.
Wieters took Brandon Gomes deep with the bases loaded in the 10th inning to secure a 10-6 victory. He also doubled off starter David Price and finished 2 for 5 with two runs scored and four RBI. The 26-year-old has gone deep twice in the last three games.
Wieters is hitting .235/.328/.451 with three home runs and eight RBI in 51 at-bats.
Matt Wieters homers amid hitting slump
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/17/2013) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters led off the second inning Tuesday against the Rays with a home run to right field for a 2-1 lead. He has nine hits this season, two of them home runs.
After batting .429 (6 for 14) through his first four games, Wieters has been mired in a 3-for-29 slump (.103) in his last nine games. It has dropped his average to .209.
Report: O's to offer Matt Wieters six-year extension
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/13/2013) The Orioles may be ready to offer catcher Matt Wieters a six-year extension, ESPN reports Saturday. Reports have been circling regarding an extension, though they had previously been around five years.
Wieters, who is under team control through 2015, is batting just .212 as he's slumped lately. Wieters has gone 1 for 19 since beginning the year on a four-game hitting streak.
Matt Wieters gets first rest of season
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/7/2013) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters remained on the bench for Sunday's game against Minnesota for the first time this season. Taylor Teagarden was given his first start behind the plate with Jason Hammel on the mound.
Wieters is getting his first rest of the season after going 0 for 4 Saturday against the Twins. That dropped his average to .333 after five games. He's 6 for 18 with a homer and three RBI. He's also walked four times for an on-base percentage of .455.
Orioles looking to lock up Matt Wieters
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/3/2013) The Baltimore Orioles recently reached out to catcher Matt Wieters in an effort to sign him to a multi-year contract extension, reports CBS Sports Baseball Insider Jon Heyman Wednesday.
That said, a deal does not appear to be imminent. The offer was believed to be for five years. Wieters is under the Orioles' control through 2015 and figures to benefit from Buster Posey's recent extension with San Francisco.
Wieters got off to a good start on the season Tuesday in Tampa Bay with a double, two-run home run and two walks.
Matt Wieters looks good in cleanup spot
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/2/2013) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters had a big opening day Tuesday at Tampa Bay. Facing Cy Young winner David Price, Wieters homered in his first at-bat.
His two-run shot scored Adam Jones and gave Baltimore an early 2-0 lead. Wieters wasn't done, however. He added a double and walked twice to finish 2 for 3 with two RBI and two runs scored.
Wieters, who also had an impressive 13-pitch at-bat that ended in a walk early in the game against Price that helped chase the All-Star pitcher, continued his production after a hot spring in which he hit .378 with five homers and 15 RBI over 45 at-bats.
Matt Wieters coming off strong spring
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (3/31/2013) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters had his most productive spring training in a few years, as he batted .378 with five homers, 15 RBI and a .756 slugging percentage in 18 Grapefruit League games.
Wieters posted career highs in home runs (23) and RBI (83) last season.
Wieters getting offensive this spring
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/3/2013) Baltimore catcher Matt Wieters is having a fantastic spring to this point and his game on Sunday against the Phillies was perhaps his best yet. Wieters, who threw out another runner attempting to steal, went 2 for 3 at the dish with his first spring home run. Wieters went deep off starter Kyle Kendrick in the first inning for a three-run blast. He added a two-run double and drove in five runs in the game. Wieters is batting .462 to this point in the Grapefruit League season.
Wieters still catching 'new things'
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (2/17/2013) Baltimore pitcher Brian Matusz came up through the minors with catcher Matt Wieters, and hardly notices a change between the guy hanging out at the edge of the clubhouse now and the fresh-faced kid he met in the Arizona Fall League in 2008. For Wieters, it signals a transformation from a blue-chip prospect to budding star in the majors. "I thought right away 'this guy is a big league catcher,'" Matusz said. "He's so smart back there behind the plate and knowledgeable of the game. He's always learning, picking up new things."
Wieters, Orioles have a deal
by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer (1/18/2013) CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reported on Friday that the Baltimore Orioles and catcher Matt Wieters have agreed to a one-year, $5.5 million deal, avoiding arbitration.