Matt Wieters C BAL 8 Days

Wieters (elbow) is on schedule and doctors say there is a "good chance" he's ready for Opening Day, Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports.

The 28-year-old was just recently cleared to begin a light throwing program after a follow-up with Dr. James Andrews, who performed his Tommy John surgery in May. His progress in the months ahead will ultimately determine his availability for the start of the regular season, but if Wieters isn't quite ready, Caleb Joseph would likely serve as the Opening Day starter behind the plate for Baltimore.

Matt Wieters C BAL 15 Days

Wieters (elbow) has begun a light throwing program after Dr. James Andrews gave him a green light in mid-November, MASN Sports reports.

Wieters is targeting a return on Opening Day and that has been the plan after he had Tommy John surgery in June. Wieters enters his final year under team control in 2015 and he will certainly be motivated in a contract year.

Matt Wieters C BAL 4 Months

Wieters (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day DL on Wednesday, Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports.

It's just a procedural move in order for the Orioles to add Cord Phelps to the 40-man roster. Wieters has been ruled out for the season following June's Tommy John procedure, with an eye on returning to action for Opening Day of 2015.

Matt Wieters C BAL 6 Months

Matt Wieters underwent right elbow surgery on Tuesday.

The procedure was labeled a success. Wieters is done for the rest of the 2014 season and will likely need nine full months of recovery time. Nick Hundley and Caleb Joseph are filling in at catcher for Baltimore.

Matt Wieters C BAL 6 Months

Matt Wieters will undergo Tommy John surgery on his right elbow on Tuesday.

Wieters attempted to avoid the worst-case scenario, but the discomfort in his elbow continued to linger. His season is over, as surgery will sideline him for nine months. The good news is that he should be close to 100 percent around the start of next season. The Orioles will move ahead with Nick Hundley as their main catcher for the rest of 2014.

Matt Wieters C BAL 6 Months

Matt Wieters is still having discomfort in his right elbow and will see Dr. James Andrews on Monday.

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal was told by two sources that Wieters' throwing program was not going well and that elbow surgery looked "increasingly likely," so this isn't a promising development. Fantasy owners need to have a backup plan in place, if they didn't already.

Matt Wieters C BAL 6 Months

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal has heard from two sources that Matt Wieters' throwing program is not going well and elbow surgery "looks increasingly likely."

But a third source told Rosenthal that it's "too early to make a determination" and that the rehabbing catcher has "good days and bad." Wieters has been out since early May with a right elbow strain. A decision on the elbow surgery -- which would be season-ending -- is expected to be made by July 1. Caleb Joseph and Nick Hundley will continue to serve as Baltimore's catchers.

Matt Wieters C BAL 7 Months

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said that Matt Wieters' (elbow) throwing session Thursday went "OK."

Wieters is coming along slowly but surely, but he's yet to take a big leap forward that the Orioles were hoping for. The club has set July 1 as a deadline for when a decision needs to be made about the possibility of surgery for the catcher. He's not expected back for at least a couple weeks.

Matt Wieters C BAL 7 Months

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Sunday that it's unlikely Matt Wieters (elbow) will be ready to return in the next two weeks.

Wieters did some more throwing Sunday and said he felt better than when he threw Friday. Still, he'll be on an every-other-day progression for a while as the Orioles ease him back into things. They must make a decision by July 1 whether Wieters will undergo season-ending surgery.

Matt Wieters C BAL 7 Months

Matt Wieters (elbow) will do some more throwing on Sunday.

Wieters made about 25 throws Friday with no issues. It was the first time that the catcher tried to do any throwing since being placed on the disabled list nearly three weeks ago with a right elbow strain. He'll remains on an every-other-day progression for a while.