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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%: 76/3 | Average Draft Position: 183.68
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Orioles C Matt Wieters on return: 'I feel pretty good to play'


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5:32 pm ET) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters, who has been sidelined since last May after undergoing Tommy John surgery, considers a June 4 return to the team realistic. That is his first day of eligibility to come off the disabled list.

"I feel pretty good to play," he told masnsports.com. "The last few games I've gone out there and played, the feelings of being able to get back in a big league game are there. It's not quite back to where it was yet, but it feels good enough to get back playing at this level."

Wieters added that his arm strength is getting better daily.

He is set to begin his rehab assignment at Double-A Bowie on Tuesday.


Orioles C Matt Wieters dealing with hamstring issue


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2015) Along with trying to come back from Tommy John surgery, Orioles catcher Matt Wieters is also suffering from tightness in his hamstring, reports The Baltimore Sun.

Despite the hamstring issue, Wieters is still in line to catch during an extended spring training game Thursday. If he does not suffer any setbacks, he is expected to begin his Double-A rehab assignment May 26.


Orioles' Matt Wieters to begin Double-A rehab on May 26


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/19/2015) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Bowie on May 26, the Baltimore Sun reports.

Working his way back from Tommy John surgery, Wieters has been able to catch in extended spring training and is nearly ready to advance to the final stage of his rehab before rejoining the team. The Orioles received excellent offensive contributions from Caleb Joseph early in the season but have struggled at the position in recent weeks.

"I've kind of asked myself, 'OK you're catching every other day, what are we really going to do in Miami Friday, Saturday, Sunday?" Showalter said of Wieters, who is eligible to join the O's on June 4. "We got something cooked up for him."

Wieters hit .308/.339/.500 with five home runs and 18 RBI in 104 at-bats.


Orioles C Matt Wieters catches seven innings in extended spring


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/16/2015) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters caught seven innings in an extended spring training game on Saturday. But the team says it felt more like 15 innings with the heat and poor pitching, according to MASNSports.com.

The team did not give any further updates on Wieters' next steps, as he continues to recover from Tommy John surgery in 2014. 


Orioles' Matt Wieters, Jonathan Schoop nearing rehab assignment


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2015) The Orioles may be getting some positive news with a couple of their injured stars. Catcher Matt Wieters and infielder Jonathan Schoop are expected to join the club next week in Miami to work out with the team. If they look good, they could both be sent out on a rehab assignment, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Wieters is still working his way back from Tommy John surgery and has yet to play a game this season after experiencing a setback in spring training. He took batting practice on Friday, and is eligible to return on June 4. Manager Buck Showalter indicated that's still a possible return date.

Schoop has been on the disabled list since April 18 with a knee injury. 


Orioles plan to use C Matt Wieters every other day upon return


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(5/13/2015) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters continues to make his way back from Tommy John surgery, with a planned return date of June 4. When he does get back into the lineup, manager Buck Showalter plans to use the former All-Star every other day, per the Baltimore Sun

"I was only going to catch him about four out of seven [days] anyway. But we may do an every-other-day thing with him," Showalter said. "We'll see how it goes. Today was a good step for him. … Let me get to the fourth first. That's what I'm OK with. Having Matt every other day is better than not having him at all. And I think that will progress from there."

Wieters is rehabbing at the team's spring complex and caught nine innings Tuesday. 


Orioles' Matt Wieters works overtime in rehab game


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2015) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters was scheduled to play eight innings in an extended spring training game on Tuesday. He ended up doing a little extra. 

Wieters caught the full nine-inning game, per the Bradenton Herald. He's scheduled to catch full games on Thursday and Saturday.

The next step will be working back-to-back days, but Wieters will continue catching every other day for the near future. 

Wieters is recovering from Tommy John surgery on his elbow. 


Orioles C Matt Wieters to catch eight innings Tuesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2015) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters is slowing starting to increase his workload behind the plate. Wieters plans to catch eight innings during an extended spring training game Tuesday, reports The Baltimore Sun

Wieters is trying to make his way back from Tommy John surgery. He was recently moved to the 60-day disabled list.


Orioles move C Matt Wieters (elbow) to 60-day DL


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2015) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters (elbow) was moved to the 60-day disabled list, the club announced on Sunday. 

Wieters has been recovering from Tommy John surgery to his injured elbow. His workload in extended spring training has been increasing of late.

Moving Wieters to the 60-day DL freed up a spot on the 40-man roster for pitcher Jorge Rondon, who was claimed by the organization from the Rockies. Rondon is being optioned to Triple-A Norfolk


Orioles' Matt Wieters to catch 26 innings this week in extended spring


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2015) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters continues to increase his workload in extended spring training, as he recovers from Tommy John surgery on his elbow. 

Wieters will catch eight innings on Tuesday, followed by full nine-inning games on Thursday and Saturday, per MASN Sports


Orioles catcher Matt Wieters dealing with triceps inflammation


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2015) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters, who is continuining his comeback from Tommy John surgery, is working through some inflammation in the triceps area, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. However, his latest issue is thought to be unrelated to his Tommy John surgery.

Wieters is expected back sometime in June or July, according to Heyman. Wieters will be a free agent after the 2015 season.

The 28-year-old catcher has been playing in extended spring games.


Orioles C Wieters (elbow) continues recovery in extended spring


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/6/2015) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters served as the designated hitter Wednesday during an extended spring training game. He is expected to catch six or seven innings on Thursday, according to MASNSports.com. No further next steps were revealed. 

Wieters is still rehabbing after he suffered a setback in his recovery from Tommy John surgery. Caleb Joseph will continue to be the primary catcher for manager Buck Showalter until Wieters is able to return.


Orioles catcher Matt Wieters plays six innings on Tuesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2015) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters was behind the plate for six innings at extended spring training on Tuesday, according to MLB.com. Wieters, who is currently on the 15-day DL with an elbow injury, needs to be able to play on back-to-back days as the next step in his rehab program.

The catcher is yet to play in 2015 after undergoing Tommy John surgery. He hit .308 with five home runs and 18 RBI in 104 at-bats in 2014.


Orioles Matt Wieters catching every other day, no timetable for return


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2015) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters is still working his way back from Tommy John surgery on his elbow. 

Wieters is catching every other day in extended spring training games, per MASN Sports

There's still no timetable for Wieters to return or begin a minor league rehab assignment. He still feels occasional soreness in his elbow, and even though it's not serious pain, he needs to get past that. 


Orioles' Matt Wieters (elbow) catches four innings Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/27/2015) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters spent four innings behind the plate in an extended spring training game Monday, masnsports.com reports.

Wieters, who had two at-bats in Monday's game, could also catch Tuesday. He hasn't played since May 10 of last year while recovering from an elbow injury.


O's Matt Wieters to play in second extended spring game on Monday


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/25/2015) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters' (elbow) next extended spring action will be Monday, where he's expected to catch four to five innings, per MLB.com.

Wieters, who's on the 15-day disabled list with an elbow injury, played in his first extended spring game on Friday.

"I think the next step for Matt is to be able to continue on and each day feel the same way and each day make sure he feels like he's 100 percent ready to go. He's getting past a lot of the mental blocks," said Russell, who watches Wieters on tape. "Will it be three weeks, will it be four weeks? It's up to Matt and how he continues to progress and if we don't have any setbacks. And knock on wood, so far so good."


Orioles C Matt Wieters (elbow) remains without a return date


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2015) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters was able to catch and make two throws while playing in an extended spring training game Friday, reports SportsNet Mid-Atlantic.

Wieters is on the 15-day disabled list with an elbow injury, which has kept him sidelined for the entire season so far. Manager Buck Showalter said Wieters looked good in the game, but he remains without a timetable to return, reports The Baltimore Sun


Orioles catcher Matt Wieters ready to throw will full effort


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2015) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters (elbow) will catch 2-3 innings in an extended spring game Friday, according to The Baltimore Sun. It will be the first time he throws will full effort since suffering a setback in mid-March.

O's catcher Matt Wieters catches one inning in simulated game Friday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2015) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters was able to catch one inning of a simulated game Friday, reports The Baltimore Sun.

Wieters had six at-bats during the game and was able to throw from 150 feet. The team hopes to have Wieters play in the minors by the end of the month.


Orioles' Matt Wieters catches in sim game, three bullpen sessions


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/15/2015) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters (elbow) played in a simulated game Wednesday, manager Buck Showalter said. He also caught three bullpens.

Wieters took five at-bats and threw at 120 feet. The Orioles are aiming for Wieters to begin a rehab assignment before the end of April.


Orioles catcher Matt Wieters hoping to be back in four weeks, not six


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/14/2015) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters is on track with his recovery from Tommy John surgery, reports the Baltimore Sun. Wieters is hoping to be back with Baltimore in four weeks, not six as originally planned and will not pick up a baseball for at least a week.

Wieters, who is currently on the 15-day DL with the elbow injury, was able to take seven at-bats Tuesday in extended spring training with five on the left side and two on the right. He was also able to throw from 150 feet. Manager Buck Showalter is hoping Wieters can play in rehab games before the end of April.


Matt Wieters to DH in Orioles' extended spring game


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2015) Matt Wieters is ready to return to game action in Orioles extended spring training. 

Wieters is coming back from Tommy John surgery on his elbow. Manager Buck Showalter said that Wieters took batting practice in Sarasota, Florida on Monday, hitting against coaches and minor league pitcher Dane De La Rosa, per the Baltimore Sun

Wieters will try hitting in an extended spring game on Tuesday. 

Showalter said that Wieters "was a little sore in the right places today. I don’t know what that exactly meant. I haven’t heard [about the throwing] part of it. I just know he is DHing tomorrow and I’ll take that as a positive."


Orioles C Matt Wieters takes BP from both sides Saturday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2015) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters, currently on the 15-day DL with the elbow injury, took part in batting practice from both sides of the plate on Saturday. He also caught BP and threw from 120 feet, according to MLB.com. He will take batting practice again on Sunday. 

Orioles catcher Matt Wieters plays catch Wednesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2015) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters was able to throw and play catch in the outfield Wednesday while recovering from an elbow injury, reports MASN.com. 

Wieters is currently on the 15-day DL with the elbow injury, but may not be ready to return when he is eligible. Wieters has been playing catch for the last week, trying to increase the distance every day, but doesn't know when he will be back.

"I know Matt's kind of thinking [for a return date]," Showalter said Monday. "We'll see. Until he starts throwing and [see] how he feels the next day. He's been throwing some, but [it would have to be] more strenuous."

Wieters will head to Sarasota for his rehab assignment rather than head to Baltimore after Wednesday's game.


Orioles not sure if Wieters, Hardy will return from DL when eligible


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/6/2015) Although Orioles catcher Matt Wieters (arm) and shortstop J.J. Hardy (shoulder) are eligible to return from the disabled list Saturday, manager Buck Showalter said he wasn't sure if they would be ready then, reports MLB.com.

"I know Matt's kind of thinking [for a return date]," Showalter said. "We'll see. Until he starts throwing and [see] how he feels the next day. He's been throwing some, but [it would have to be] more strenuous."