Baltimore Orioles
2015 Avg.
.000
 
Career Avg.
.257
Name  Matt Wieters
Born  5/21/1986
Height  6-5
Weight  240
Number  32
Position  C
Bats  S
Throws  R
5/5/2015 10:05:00 AM
Description: Orioles catcher Matt Wieters was expected back by now, but still has intermittant soreness in his surgically-repaired right elbow, according to Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com.
Insight: His early May return is likely pushed back to late May or early June.
 
4/22/2015 11:56:00 AM
Description: Orioles catcher Matt Wieters will catch in an extended spring training game on Friday to test out his elbow according to the Baltimore Sun.
Insight: This is the first time Wieters will throw at 100 percent since his surgery last month. It looks like Wieters will be ready to return to the bigs sometime in early May.
 
4/13/2015 10:10:00 AM
Description: Orioles catcher Matt Wieters took some batting practice on Saturday at the team's spring training facility.
Insight: Re also caught some batting praced. The schedule still appears to be for an early May return.
 
3/26/2015 2:18:00 PM
Description: Orioles catcher Matt Wieters will be with the team for Opening Day, but is expected to spend an extended spring in Florida, according to Rich Dubroff of Comcast.
Insight: After undergoing Tommy John Surgery last season, Wieters likely won't be available until the middle of the month at the earliest. He'll also likely play a lot of DH early in the season.
 
3/18/2015 12:47:00 PM
Description: Orioles catcher Matt Wieters has been shut down from catching for the next week with elbow tendinitis.
Insight: He still may appear in games as a DH, but after undergoing Tommy John Surgery last season, Wieters is still feeling some discomfort. Opening Day is very up in the air for him.
 
3/11/2015 4:23:00 PM
Description: Orioles catcher Matt Wieters is 0-for-20 in Spring Training.
Insight: Wieters is returning from surgery on his elbow, but he hasn't reportedly had any problems. Hopefully he gets it going soon.
 
3/10/2015 11:18:00 AM
Description: Orioles catcher Matt Wieters has yet to get behind the plate afterTommy John surgery last June.
Insight: Wieters is expected to catch next week and is planning on being ready for Opening Day. He finished the 2014 campaign with five homers, 18 RBI and a .308 average in 26 games.
 
6/16/2014 8:09:00 PM
Description: Orioles catcher Matt Wieters is done for the season. SOURCE: Orioles on Twitter
Insight: He needs Tommy John surgery to repair his right elbow. Wieters will finish the 2014 campaign with five homers, 18 RBI and a .308 average in 26 games. Nick Hundley (.226, 1 HR, 7 RBI) will continue to fill in behind the plate.
 
6/9/2014 4:34:00 PM
Description: Ken Rosenthal is reporting that Baltimore catcher Matt Wieters is not doing well in his throwing program.
Insight: If Wieters, who was diagnosed with a strained elbow, can't turn it around, surgery is possible. Wieters (.308, 5 HR, 18 RBI) was hitting like an All-Star before he was sidelined and this would be a huge blow to the Orioles and fantasy owners. Update: Wieters has an appointment with Dr. James Andrews.
 
6/9/2014 3:55:00 PM
Description: Ken Rosenthal is reporting that Baltimore catcher Matt Wieters is not doing well in his throwing program.
Insight: If Wieters, who was diagnosed with a strained elbow, can't turn it around, surgery is possible. Wieters (.308, 5 HR, 18 RBI) was hitting like an All-Star before he was sidelined and this would be a huge blow to the Orioles and fantasy owners.
 
5/31/2014 1:29:00 PM
Description: Orioles catcher Matt Wieters, placed on the 15-day disabled list on May 11, has begun throwing.
Insight: Wieters, who was diagnosed with a strained elbow, isn't ready to return yet, but he reported no issues. Wieters (.308, 5 HR, 18 RBI) was finally hitting like an All-Star before he was sidelined.
 
5/11/2014 12:18:00 PM
Description: Orioles catcher Matt Wieters has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: Wieters, who was diagnosed with a strained elbow, is hoping to be back in about 2-to-3 weeks. If Wieters (.308, 5 HR, 18 RBI) doesn't see significant improvement during that timeframe, he could require surgery.
 
5/8/2014 6:58:00 PM
Description: Matt Wieters will serve as the Orioles' DH Thursday versus the Rays. SOURCE: Roch Kubatko, MASN
Insight: Wieters missed last night's game with an elbow injury. He'll serve as the DH until further notice with Steve Clevenger (.226, 0 HR, 4 RBI) filling in behind the plate.
 
5/7/2014 4:20:00 PM
Description: Orioles catcher Matt Wieters (elbow) is not in the lineup Wednesday, according to Roch Kubatko of masnsports.com.
Insight: Wieters visited Dr. James Andrews to have his sore elbow checked out on Wednesday and Andrews determined that Wieters is not a candidate for Tommy John surgery. He's expected to serve as the DH when he returns to the lineup to rest the elbow.
 
5/7/2014 1:55:00 PM
Description: A source tells Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun that Orioles catcher Matt Wieters is not a candidate for Tommy John surgery.
Insight: Wieters visited Dr. James Andrews to have his sore elbow checked out on Wednesday. He's expected to continue serving as the DH in order to rest the elbow, which is great news for fantasy owners who have enjoyed his hot start.
 
5/6/2014 10:47:00 PM
Description: According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, Orioles minor league catcher Caleb Joseph will be recalled to take Matt Wieters' place on the 25-man roster.
Insight: Passan reported earlier today that Wieters will visit Dr. James Andrews to have his sore elbow checked out and that he may have a torn UCL. Even if he doesn't need Tommy John surgery, it looks like the O's will place the catcher on the DL.
 
5/6/2014 7:19:00 PM
Description: Baltimore catcher Matt Wieters will have his sore elbow examined by Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports.
Insight: Wieters has sat out frequently since late April due to forearm soreness and he may have a torn UCL, which would require Tommy John surgery. He's having a strong year offensively, hitting .337 with five home runs, 18 RBI and a .942 OPS, so a serious injury would be unfortunate.
 
Hot5/3/2014 1:02:00 PM
Description: Baltimore catcher Matt Wieters won't suit up Saturday against Minnesota. SOURCE: Eduardo Encina, Baltimore Sun
Insight: Wieters will sit out for the seventh time this season. He leads all major league catchers in batting average (.354) and is second in RBI (18).
 
5/1/2014 2:40:00 PM
Description: Orioles catcher Matt Wieters is not in Thursday afternoon's starting lineup.
Insight: Wieters will obviously catch the nightcap. He's playing as well as any catcher in the league, batting .338 with four homers, 15 RBI and a .924 OPS.
 
4/27/2014 11:55:00 AM
Description: Orioles catcher Matt Wieters won't be in action Sunday against the Royals. SOURCE: Eduardo Encina, Baltimore Sun
Insight: Wieters caught last night's extra inning game so he could probably use a day to rest up. He's gotten off to a great start with four homers and a .338 batting average in his first 19 appearances. Steve Clevenger (.294, 0 HR, 4 RBI) is starting behind the plate on Sunday.