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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%: 35/3 | Average Draft Position: 122.27
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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.


Orioles hoping for info Wednesday on Matt Wieters


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2014) Orioles manager Buck Showalter said he hopes to have more information about injured catcher Matt Wieters on Wednesday, reports MLB.com. Wieters received a platelet-rich injection May 12. He said his elbow has improved, but he has not been cleared to throw.


Matt Wieters says elbow is improving


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2014) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters said his elbow has improved, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Wieters received a platelet-rich injection May 12, and said the elbow has improved since then. Despite that, he still has not been cleared to throw. Wieters is hitting .308 over 104 at-bats.


Matt Wieters won't return when eligible


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/18/2014) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters (elbow) is eligible to come off the disabled list May 26, but manager Buck Showalter said that won't happen, reports the Baltimore Sun. Wieters got a shot in his elbow last week.

If he isn't throwing by July 1, Wieters could have surgery.


Orioles considering catching options


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2014) The Orioles are considering their catching options after Matt Wieters hit the disabled list Sunday.

The club hopes to stay in-house and promote a useful catcher, but the organization has been looking at outside options for a while now. It's unclear if any catchers would be available in a deal, or how willing the O's are to actually go out and make a move. There's a chance Wieters will return quickly, but surgery could be an option if he's not throwing by July. 


Matt Wieters facing surgery if elbow won't heal


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2014) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters could need surgery if his elbow doesn't heal, according to MASN.

Wieters hit the disabled list Sunday. If he's unable to thrown by July 1, surgery would become an option. The club will elect to have Wieters rest the elbow for now. Wieters is hitting .308 in 104 at-bats. 


Matt Wieters goes on DL


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2014) The Orioles placed catcher Matt Wieters on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right elbow. He had been serving as the designated hitter while waiting for his elbow discomfort to subside.

Wieters is hitting .308 with five homers and 18 RBI in 104 at-bats.


No immediate plans for Matt Wieters to test elbow


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2014) The Orioles have no immediate plans for catcher Matt Wieters to test his injured elbow by throwing, MLB.com reports.

"Probably not the next couple of days," bench coach John Russell said. "It's tough to put an exact timeline on Matt because it is a different kind of scenario. He doesn't really feel pain, it's not loose, he can move it around, he doesn't feel much. He just doesn't feel like he has much on it the last couple games when he'd make a throw back to second."

Wieters has reported no issues swinging the bat, and he'll likely remain limited to designated-hitter duties while waiting for the elbow to heal. The Orioles are reportedly on the looking to bring in a backup catcher to help supplement the team's depth at the position.


Matt Wieters gets some work at first base during batting practice


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/8/2014) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters is not expected to catch until the discomfort in his right elbow subsides, MASN Sports reports on Thursday.

Wieters will serve as a designated hitter on Thursday, but took grounders at first base during pregame batting practice, giving manager Buck Showalter another option in the near future. He has played just one game at first base since joining the majors in 2009.

Matt Wieters set to return as a DH Thursday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/8/2014) As expected, Orioles catcher Matt Wieters will return to the starting lineup Thursday night against the Rays in Tampa. He will serve as a designated hitter, after missing Wednesday's game with elbow soreness.

Wieters is hitting .341 with five homers and 18 RBI in 91 at-bats.

Matt Wieters relieved with results of doctor visit


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2014) Orioles catcher Matt Wieters is feeling relieved after visiting Dr. James Andrews Wednesday in relation to his injured elbow, MLB.com reports.

"Definitely [good news]," Wieters said. "Any time there’s a positive outlook to where we definitely see getting back on the field sooner rather than later. You ultimately hope for, ‘Hey, you’re good to go,’ but I think we’ve got to be smarter than that and make sure we let everything kind of heal and calm down before we push it again."

Wieters added that he didn't feel any pain while throwing. "It was kind of forearm and even a little bicep just when I first did it on that throw and I think those symptoms we got a hold of and got control of, and then it kind of set into the elbow a little bit, and that’s when the real concern happens that you want to make sure you get it checked out and looked at."

Wieters is expected to return to the lineup as the designated hitter Thursday.


Matt Wieters expected to return to lineup Thursday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2014) Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Wednesday that catcher Matt Wieters will likely return to the lineup Thursday as the designated hitter, masnsports.com reports.

Wieters is dealing with an elbow injury, though an MRI has cleared him from any structural damage. He has hit .341/.374/.560 with five home runs and 18 RBI in 91 at-bats.


Matt Wieters absent from Wednesday lineup


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2014) An MRI that determined Orioles catcher Matt Wieters will not require surgery on his elbow apparently did not ensure his inclusion in the lineup Wednesday. He is out against Tampa Bay.

Buck Showalter had hoped a clean MRI would allow Wieters, who played Tuesday, to remain in the lineup Wednesday.