Matt Wieters C BAL 2 days ago

Wieters will catch 4-to-5 innings in an extended spring training game Monday, Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports.

Wieters caught 2-3 innings in an extended spring training game Friday and will be behind the plate again Monday. While he is progressing, there is still no timetable for Wieters' return.

Matt Wieters C BAL 3 days ago

Wieters (elbow) played in an extended spring training game Friday, catching 2-3 innings, but remains without a timetable, Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports.

Wieters continues to progress from an elbow issue that sent him to the disabled list to begin the season. His timetable remains open-ended at this point, but the fact that he's able to catch a few innings is a good sign at this point.

Matt Wieters C BAL 2 weeks ago

Wieters threw from 120 feet, caught three bullpen sessions, and had five at bats in a simulated game Wednesday, MASN Sports reports.

Wieters has been progressing well as he's ramped up the workload of late. The 28-year-old has now been able to hit live pitching, throw, and play the field, so a return to game action in a rehab stint could be coming soon. There's no exact timetable yet, but Wieters appears to still be on track for his state goal of being ready by the beginning of May.

Matt Wieters C BAL 2 weeks ago

Wieters (elbow) threw from 150 feet and hit from both sides of the plate Tuesday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Wieters is starting to feel good, which continues the recent theme of quick progress. While the Orioles haven't laid out a timetable, Wieters said last week that he hopes to return at the beginning of May.

Matt Wieters C BAL 2 weeks ago

Wieters (elbow) took part in live batting practice Monday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

Wieters has been making solid strides lately, and is tentatively scheduled to serve as the designated hitter in a rehab game Tuesday. There's still no definitive timetable, but the catcher has remained confident that he'll be able to make a return by the start of May. Caleb Joseph figures to continuing seeing the bulk of the action behind the plate during Wieters' absence.

Matt Wieters C BAL 2 weeks ago

Wieters (elbow) took batting practice off coaches in Sarasota from both sides of the plate Saturday and also threw from 120 feet and caught batting practice, the Baltimore Sun's Eduardo Encina reports.

It sounds like Wieters is making significant progress, although that's what we thought in spring prior to his major setback. Wieters recently said a return for the start of May could be possible, but there is not a specific target date in mind. Caleb Joseph will continue to get the bulk of the starts behind the dish for Baltimore in the short term.

Matt Wieters C BAL 3 weeks ago

Wieters (elbow) has been throwing every other day for about a week and still has no timetable for return, the Baltimore Sun's Dan Connolly reports.

He will remain in Florida and keep rehabbing, although he says the intensity of his throwing has been slowly picking up. When asked if he could return by the start of May, Wieters said it was possible, but that there is no target date. Caleb Joseph and Ryan Lavarnway will continue to serve as Baltimore's catchers in the meantime.

Matt Wieters C BAL 3 weeks ago

Wieters (elbow) was officially placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, retroactive to Mar. 27, MLB.com reports.

Wieters will continue to play in extended spring training games in Florida, but it was fully expected that the backstop would start the year on the DL. Caleb Joseph will likely stay behind the plate most days until Wieters is game-ready.

Matt Wieters C BAL 1 month ago

Wieters will remain in Florida to play extended spring training games, Rich Dubroff of CSN reports.

The Orioles have not released a timetable for Wieters' return, but he's expected to begin the season on the DL. It's unknown how long he'll remain in Florida, and the plan is for him to progress through a couple of minor league stops before returning to the Orioles sometime in April.

Matt Wieters C BAL 1 month ago

Wieters (elbow) took the field with the other catchers for a workout before batting practice Wednesday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

Wieters is expected to begin the season on the disabled list at this point, but a workout marks some progress in his recovery. While no timetable is in place at this point, his status should continue to be monitored as the regular season draws near in case something changes.