Matt Wieters C BAL 2 days ago

Wieters (elbow) continues to catch every other day, and will be behind the plate both Thursday and Saturday for Double-A Bowie, Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports.

Wieters continues to work through his arm issues, and he doesn't throw on days he doesn't catch. Wieters could move around a bit in the near future during his assignment, but an early June return doesn't appear out of the question barring a setback of some kind.

Matt Wieters C BAL 7 days ago

Wieters (elbow) said that a June 4 return to the Orioles remains a possibility, Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports.

Wieters is scheduled to throw Saturday and play in a game Tuesday at Double-A Bowie. Connolly reported that Wieters is expected to play every other day at Bowie during his rehab assignment. If he makes it through the assignment without any further setbacks, he could rejoin the Orioles in the first week of June.

Matt Wieters C BAL 1 week ago

Wieters (elbow) experienced some tightness in his hamstring recently but will still catch Thursday in extended spring training, MASN's Roch Kubatko reports.

It is worth noting that Wieters' progress continues to be hampered by minor ailments and setbacks, but for now it seems like his probably still on track to begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Bowie next week. That said, his return has been stalled at every turn and owners should not make plans based on an expectation that Wieters will be back catching for the Orioles on any definitive date.

Matt Wieters C BAL 1 week ago

Wieters (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Bowie next Tuesday, Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports.

Wieters has been able to catch eight innings in extended spring training games and appears to be progressing well, so he'll move onto the final step of his recovery with a rehab assignment. The catcher isn't eligible to be activated off the disabled list until June 4, but it appears that date could still be within reach if all goes according to plan.

Matt Wieters C BAL 2 weeks ago

Wieters (elbow) will join the Orioles in Miami next weekend and could begin a rehab assignment shortly after, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

Wieters has been catching nearly full games in extended spring training recently, and the team hasn't ruled out a return June 4 when he's first eligible. Going on a rehab assignment would be the final step before returning, so it looks as though nothing has changed in that regard.

Matt Wieters C BAL 2 weeks ago

Wieters (elbow) won't be eligible to return from the 60-day disabled list until June 4, MASN's Roch Kubatko reports.

While Wieters is scheduled to catch eight innings in an extended spring training game Tuesday, the recent move to put him on the 60-day DL confirms that he won't be back any sooner than June 4. It won't be surprising if he's ready by that date.

Matt Wieters C BAL 3 weeks ago

Wieters (elbow) will catch eight inning Tuesday in extended to spring training, Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports.

Wieters continues to stretch out his innings as he progresses towards a return. He was transferred to the 60-day DL on Sunday, which allowed the Orioles to place Jorge Rondon on the 40-man roster. His timetable remains cloudy at this point, but it should clear up as he inches closer.

Matt Wieters C BAL 3 weeks ago

Wieters (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day DL on Sunday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

Wieters is beginning to ramp up his rehab and should catch a full game at extended spring training before the end of the week, but he's still not eyeing a return to the Baltimore lineup until the early part of June. The move to the 60-day DL won't affect his timeline, as it simply allows the Orioles to add waiver claim Jorge Rondon to their 40-man roster.

Matt Wieters C BAL 3 weeks ago

Wieters (elbow) is slated to catch eight innings Tuesday at extended spring training, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

Wieters has steadily increased his innings count behind the plate over the last week, and is on track to catch a full game Thursday and Saturday. If all goes well during those outings, Wieters may be cleared to begin a rehab assignment with one of the organization's minor-league affiliates. Wieters was previously set to catch for High-A Frederick over the weekend before the Orioles elected to pump the brakes on that plan.

Matt Wieters C BAL 3 weeks ago

Wieters (elbow) will catch seven innings with High-A Frederick on Saturday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

Wieters caught seven innings at extended spring training Thursday, and will now move elsewhere. It's unclear how much longer he'll miss because of the issue, but the backstop is making good progress. Caleb Joseph and Ryan Lavarnway will continue to handle duties behind the plate until he rejoins the club.