Matt Wieters C BAL 2 Days

Wieters (elbow) stretched out his throwing program to 150 feet earlier this week, MASN Sports reports.

Wieters appears to be on schedule in his bid to return by Opening Day. While he has had no setbacks in his rehabilitation, Wieters did suggest that he may not be able to catch games initially in spring training. It is reasonable to think Wieters could get himself into Opening Day form in less than a month, so it could be early-to-mid-March before we find out if Wieters is actually behind schedule by not getting game action in spring training.

Matt Wieters C BAL 13 Days

Wieters agreed to a one-year, $8.3 million contract with the Orioles on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Jerry Crasnick of reports.

Because Wieters was limited to just 26 games last season due to an elbow injury that ultimately required Tommy John surgery, he will receive a relatively modest bump in salary (from $7.7 million) in his third year of arbitration. The 28-year-old just threw from 120 feet Monday for the first time since his procedure.

Matt Wieters C BAL 18 Days

Wieters (elbow) will throw from 120 feet Monday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery last June, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

It's not clear how much longer Wieters will need to recover from his elbow injury, but he is set to take an important step in the process Monday. Wieters' agent, Scott Boras, is optimistic that his client will be ready for Opening Day, but that probably will not be known for certain until sometime in spring training.

Matt Wieters C BAL 1 Month

Wieters (elbow) has been throwing for about three weeks in his return from Tommy John surgery, MASN Sports reports.

Wieters remains questionable for Opening Day and the Orioles recently claimed Ryan Lavarnway off waivers as a backup plan.We do not know the extent of Wieters' throwing plan at the moment, but we should learn more about how aggressive he has been throwing in the offseason as we get closer to pitchers and catchers reporting.

Matt Wieters C BAL 2 Months

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 2 Months

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 6 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 8 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 8 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 8 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.