OUTMatt Wieters
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2 weeks ago

Wieters cut his left forearm earlier in the offseason and received stitches on the wound, but the issue is not expected to affect his ability to play next season, Dan Connolly of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Thankfully, the free agent incurred the minor laceration on his non-throwing arm, which should help him maintain his stock as one of the top catchers on the market this offseason. Wieters is expected to resume baseball activities in January and be 100 percent by the time spring training rolls around.

OUTMatt Wieters
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4 weeks ago

Wieters became a free agent Monday after the Orioles did not extend him a qualifying offer, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Wieters managed to stay healthy for the 2016 season, although his offensive numbers dipped. With this in mind, the Orioles thought that his acceptance was too big of a risk for them to take and instead will move on from the 30-year-old backstop. Wieters does hold 20-home run potential, though, and now that he won't cost a draft pick to be signed, he could garner a higher price on the free agent market.

OUTMatt Wieters
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2 months ago

Wieters went 2-for-4 with a pair of two-run homers in Sunday's win over the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

Wieters finished the season with 17 home runs, not bad considering he played in 124 games since his throwing arm needed routine rest in the first two months of the season. Wieters may not be back with the Orioles next season, but he figures to be behind the plate for all of Baltimore's postseason games.

OUTMatt Wieters
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2 months ago

Wieters went 3-for-5 with a game-tying solo homer in Friday's 3-2 extra-inning victory over the D-backs.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran came through with a 388-foot shot to right to lead off the bottom of the ninth, tying the game at 2-2. The multi-hit performance was a welcome effort from Wieters after he'd gone hitless in the prior six games in which he'd registered at least one at-bat. Following Friday's production, he's slashing .239/.297/.398 on the season, with 15 homers and 61 RBI.

OUTMatt Wieters
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2 months ago

Wieters is out of the lineup Thursday against Boston, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Wieters has started three consecutive games and gone 0-for-9 with three strikeouts in that time. He'll sit out against David Price and the Red Sox while Caleb Joseph starts behind the dish and hits ninth.

OUTMatt Wieters
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3 months ago

Wieters is not in the lineup Sunday against the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

While Wieters gets the day off, Caleb Joseph will start behind the plate. Look for Wieters to return to his spot behind the plate Monday when Baltimore hosts the Red Sox.

OUTMatt Wieters
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3 months ago

Wieters went 2-for-4 with two RBI and scored twice in Thursday's game against the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran catcher is now has a pair of homers, seven RBI and eight runs in September. His slash line for the month (.265/.345/.500) is up from a rough August (.253/.286/.425). Overall, it has been a productive year for Wieters, who has missed a majority of the last two campaigns with injuries, and he should continue to contribute solid numbers through the end of 2016.

OUTMatt Wieters
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3 months ago

Wieters is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Tigers, according to Jon Meoli of the Baltimore Sun.

EDGE Analysis

Wieters talked two home runs, five RBI, and three runs while reaching base three times Saturday, but he will get a day off Sunday with the Orioles playing a day game following a night game. Caleb Joseph will get the start behind the plate in Wieters' place.

OUTMatt Wieters
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3 months ago

Wieters went 2-for-5 with two home runs, five RBIs, a walk and three runs in Saturday's win over the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

Wieters is having a productive week after reaching base five times Tuesday. He has missed just seven games in the second half, but he had only three home runs since the All-Star break prior to Saturday. Wieters should remain in an every day role as long as the Orioles are in contention for a playoff spot.

OUTMatt Wieters
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3 months ago

Wieters went 2-for-3 with two walks, a hit by pitch, and a run scored in an 11-2 win over the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

Tuesday's patience was a welcome sight for Wieters owners, who had seen him walk just 24 times prior to Tuesday. His inability to get on base is one reason Wieters has scored only 37 runs despite hitting in an Orioles lineup that leads the league in home runs. Wieters hasn't fared much better in the power department, hitting 12 home runs and slugging a measly .392 on the year.