Matt Wieters RUMORS & NEWS

  • Matt Wieters accepts qualifying offer from Orioles

    MLB Daily Dish "Yesterday, Colby Ramsus became the first player to ever accept a qualifying offer, but he now has company as Matt Wieters has joined the club. Wieters was the top free agent catcher available on the market, however after a down season, his value had undoubtedly taken a hit. He was a league..." November 13

  • Orioles make qualifying offers to Wei-Yin Chen, Chris Davis and Matt Wieters

    Baltimore Sun "The Orioles made qualifying offers to free agents Wei-Yin Chen, Chris Davis and Matt Wieters, ensuring the club will receive compensatory draft picks if they sign elsewhere. Chen and Davis were certain to receive qualifying offers, but there was some uncertainty as to whether the Orioles would..." November 07

  • Orioles leaning toward making catcher Matt Wieters a qualifying offer by end of the week

    Baltimore Sun "The Orioles will make qualifying offers to first baseman Chris Davis and left-handed starter Wei-Yin Chen by the end of the week, but the decision on whether to make the same offer to catcher Matt Wieters has been one of the club’s toughest early in the offseason. The team has until Friday at..." November 04

  • Orioles expected to give a qualifying offer to Matt Wieters

    Hardball Talk "The season just ended, but it’s already time to think about qualifying offers for impending free agents. For those unfamiliar, teams must give qualifying offers to their free agents if they want to receive draft pick compensation. The player has the ability to accept the qualifying offer (which..." November 03

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    Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

    Orioles intend to extend a qualifying offer to Matt Wieters, not surprisingly. He'll be a one-of-a-kind item in a limited catching market.

  • Can Orioles wait on Boras for Davis, Wieters, Chen?

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "If the Orioles are serious about keeping Wei-Yin Chen, Chris Davis and Matt Wieters, they know they’re going to have to deal with Scott Boras. They’ve dealt with Boras countless times before, and will again. Zach Britton is also a Boras client. They signed another Boras player, Chris..." October 20

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    Rich Dubroff @RichDubroffCSN

    Showalter said that he would be surprised if Matt Wieters didn't catch on consecutive days this season. #Orioles #OriolesTalk

  • Orioles will continue to wait on Wieters

    CSN Baltimore "Matt Wieters is not in the Orioles for the fourth straight game. He left Tuesday night’s game in Seattle with a strained right hamstring. The Orioles haven’t placed him on the disabled list, and they say they don’t plan to, although manager Buck Showalter reiterated on Sunday morning that they..." August 16

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    Baltimore Orioles @Orioles

    Here’s our lineup vs. Mariners at 3:40 ET on @masnOrioles, @MLBNetwork, @MLBTV & @1057TheFan:

  • Matt Wieters could get look at first base to keep bat in lineup

    Baltimore Sun "Matt Wieters participated in pregame drills at first base for the second straight day and manager Buck Showalter said the Orioles catcher could see time there in the future. While having Wieters available to play first base gives the Orioles another option with Chris Davis in right field, Steve..." July 26

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    #Orioles giving "serious consideration" to becoming sellers, source says. Could mean trades for Chris Davis and Matt Wieters. @FOXSports

  • Wieters set for 2015 debut on Friday in Cleveland

    CSN Baltimore "Matt Wieters’ 2015 debut for the Orioles is now set for Friday in Cleveland manager Buck Showalter told reporters in Houston. Wieters is catching in the first game of a doubleheader for Triple-A Norfolk and may be the designated hitter in the second game. The catcher is eligible to come off..." June 04

  • Orioles C Matt Wieters to make 2015 debut next Friday

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "Buck Showalter has announced that Orioles veteran catcher Matt Wieters will return next Friday in Cleveland and start that night against the Indians, the Baltimore Sun has reported. " May 30

  • Matt Wieters eyeing date to return for Orioles

    CSN Baltimore "Matt Wieters will spend the weekend with the Orioles at Marlins Park, and if things go well, he could start a rehab assignment next week in Bowie. Wieters underwent Tommy John surgery last June 17, played in one Grapefruit League game on March 17 and has been rehabbing the elbow since in..." May 23

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    Rich Dubroff @RichDubroffCSN

    #Orioles are targeting June 4 as Matt Wieters' return date. Showalter says having Wieters catch every other day is better than not at all.

  • Wieters (elbow) might not return until June

    Baltimore Sun "In what likely has been one of the most trying periods of his career, Orioles manager Buck Showalter has attempted to deflect the spotlight away from him and his team. Yes, the Orioles made baseball history Wednesday by playing a game in front of no fans due to ongoing unrest in the city. Yes,..." May 02

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    Eduardo A. Encina @EddieInTheYard

    Asked about possible May 1 return, Wieters said its possible but there's no real target date to get back. #orioles

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    Roch Kubatko @masnRoch

    Wieters x-ray clean

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    Eduardo A. Encina @EddieInTheYard

    Wieters having X-ray today. #orioles

  • Matt Wieters shut down from catching due to elbow tendinitis

    Hardball Talk "Matt Wieters‘ comeback from Tommy John elbow surgery has hit a snag, as the Orioles–after consulting with Dr. James Andrews–have shut him down from catching due to elbow tendinitis. For now the team is saying it’s a precautionary move and manager Buck Showalter went so far as to insist it’s not..." March 18

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    Roch Kubatko @masnRoch

    Matt Wieters will throw from 120 feet today for the 1st time in Atlanta. Big step in his progression #orioles

  • Showalter not sure if Wieters is ready for Opening Day

    CSN Baltimore "Buck Showalter thinks Manny Machado will be ready to start the 2015 season. He isn’t as certain about Matt Wieters. Machado had right knee surgery last August and Wieters underwent Tommy John surgery in June. “With both of these guys, it will be when and not if. I think if you held a gun up..." December 18

  • Will 2015 be the end for Orioles and Wieters?

    CSN Baltimore "There won’t be any talk about a long-term extension between the Orioles and Matt Wieters this winter. The Orioles and Wieters’ agent, Scott Boras, have discussed terms in the past few winters and couldn’t come to an agreement. Had Wieters not undergone Tommy John surgery, they probably would..." November 03

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    Roch Kubatko @masnRoch

    Matt Wieters had "successful" surgery on right elbow today.

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    Baltimore Orioles @Orioles

    CA Matt Wieters is scheduled to have right UCL reconstruction tomorrow afternoon. Recovery time expected to be 9 months.

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Heard from two sources that Wieters' throwing program with #Orioles not going well and that surgery looks increasingly likely. However...

  • Wieters making progress, still hopes to avoid surgery

    CSN Baltimore "Matt Wieters won’t come off the disabled list when he’s eligible next Monday. He has yet to throw, and may not until next week. Wieters had a Platelet Rich Plasma injection on his ailing right elbow on May 12. “It’s getting better. We want it to feel about normal before we get back to throwing,..." May 21

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    Dan Connolly @danconnollysun

    Matt Wieters is eligible to come off the DL May 26 but Showalter said that wont happen. Said Wieters had a shot in his elbow on Monday.

  • Chris Davis back, Matt Wieters to DL

    ESPN "The Baltimore Orioles made a pair of roster moves Sunday, activating star first baseman Chris Davis from the 15-day disabled list and placing catcher Matt Wieters on the DL. Davis, who spent the minimum time sidelined with a strained left side, was in the starting lineup and batting third..." May 11

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    Jeff Passan @JeffPassan

    Sources: Orioles C Matt Wieters to visit Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday for examination on elbow soreness. Worst-case scenario is UCL tear.

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    Dan Connolly @danconnollysun

    Matt Wieters elbow MRI has been reviewed by Dr. James Andrews and he's is not considered a candidate for surgery, according to a source

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    Roch Kubatko @masnRoch

    Wieters ankle still a little swollen. Probably won't play before Monday as precaution

  • Orioles Matt Wieters will sit out next few games with right ankle sprain

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles catcher Matt Wieters will likely sit out the next three days after he sprained his right ankle while crossing third base awkwardly during Tuesday’s game. "Slight sprain, nothing too major,” said Wieters, who left Tuesday's game after the bottom of the fourth inning. “Regular season,..." March 12

  • Wieters aims to make best of his (likely) final two years as an Oriole

    CBS Sports "Orioles catcher Matt Wieters may carry the tools of ignorance. But when it comes to this negotiating game, he is no dope. No one can make a contractual stalemate sound nicer than him. When Wieters says he "thinks both parties are on the same page," what he doesn't mention is that that means..." February 18

  • Orioles, catcher Matt Wieters agree to $7.7 million salary for 2014

    Baltimore Sun "The Orioles will not go to an arbitration hearing with any of their players for the second consecutive year. They settled Thursday night with catcher Matt Wieters on a $7.7 million contract for 2014. The deal includes incentives based on whether he wins certain awards, such as the Gold Glove..." February 07

  • Is this the time for Davis, Wieters extensions?

    CSN Baltimore "During the next few weeks, the Orioles will presumably try and work out long-term extensions for Chris Davis and Matt Wieters. This is the time; it’s arbitration season. Some players say that they don’t want to discuss contracts during the season. Adam Jones and the Orioles worked a long-term..." January 15

  • Orioles will tender contracts to all arbitration-eligible players including Reimold

    Baltimore Sun "The Orioles don’t have to make an official decision for a week, but they will tender contracts to all nine of their arbitration eligible players, according to the club’s top executive. “We are planning on tendering those guys,” said Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette. “Most of the..." November 25

  • How does McCann's contract affect Wieters?

    CSN Baltimore "Sometime between now and Nov. 2015, the Orioles will make a decision on the future of Matt Wieters. It could come soon, if the Orioles are convinced that he won’t re-sign with the team. It could come later if he actually signs an extension with the team. Or, they could simply decide to keep..." November 24

  • Should Orioles beef up their Wieters backups?

    CSN Baltimore "Who are Gregg Zaun, Chad Moeller, Craig Tatum, Jake Fox, Luis Exposito, Ronny Paulino, Taylor Teagarden, Chris Snyder and Steve Clevenger? All of them backed up Matt Wieters in his first five years as Orioles catcher. The guess is that Wieters will be back for at least a sixth year, and it’s..." November 16

  • Orioles may trade Matt Wieters or J.J. Hardy to create payroll flexibility

    Hardball Talk "With their eyes on the horizon, the Orioles are open to the possibility of trading catcher Matt Wieters or shortstop J.J. Hardy to create payroll flexibility, reports Steve Melewski of MASN. The O’s have some interesting situations to address in the near future including extending Chris Davis (a..." November 16

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Orioles willing to trade Wieters. Both Wieters and Chris Davis two years away from free agency and represented by Scott Boras.

  • Orioles shouldn't think about trading Wieters

    CSN Baltimore "The General Managers meetings begin today in Orlando, Fla. and Dan Duquette will initiate some talk on potential trades. He’ll also talk free agents, and perhaps discuss a contract extension for Matt Wieters with Scott Boras. It appears that Boras and Wieters aren’t eager to agree on a contract..." November 11

  • Wieters' hitting pushes Orioles past Royals 4-3

    CSN Baltimore "It had been 13 days since the Orioles last played at home. Lots had happened, most of it good, since then. “I forgot what the inside of this place looked like,” Chris Davis joked. Davis and the Orioles pulled off a host of fine plays in the field, and thanks to a bad one by the Kansas City..." May 08

  • Matt Wieters' 10th-inning grand slam gives Orioles a 10-6 win over Rays

    Baltimore Sun "The sight of Matt Wieters' home-run trot ending in a frenetic pile at home plate conjured memories of the 16 straight extra-inning wins the Orioles orchestrated last season. But Thursday night's 10-inning 10-6 win over the Tampa Bay Rays — which ended with the Orioles' first walk-off grand slam..." April 19

  • Orioles offer Wieters extension, but no deal seems close

    CBS Sports "The Orioles recently reached out to star catcher Matt Wieters with a multiyear contract extension offer, but there's no evidence or belief the sides are anywhere close to a deal. It is believed the offer is for at least five years, but the exact terms aren't known. Wieters has seen the bar for..." April 03

  • Matt Wieters wants to make a deal

    Camden Chat "From John Perotto's article on Baseball Prospectus, a blurb about Matt Wieters: Catcher Matt Wieters wants to work out a long-term contract extension with the Orioles, though he is not eligible for free agency until after the 2016 season. One source said Wieters wants to stay in Baltimore badly..." February 07

  • Orioles agree to one-year deals with Wieters, Davis, Matusz and Patton

    Baltimore Sun "The deadline for submitting arbitration filings was 1 p.m. today, and the Orioles avoided that process with four of their seven players still eligible for arbitration. The club, which does not release arbitration signing figures, announced that it agreed to one-year deals with catcher Matt..." January 18

  • Wieters, Boras could cash in with O's

    CSN Baltimore "On Tuesday, the seven unsigned Orioles filed for arbitration. It's actually just a formality since they have until Friday before they have to exchange arbitration figures and there are a few weeks before hearings. The seven unsigned players are Chris Davis, Jason Hammel, Jim Johnson, Brian..." January 16

  • Hardy, Jones, Wieters win Gold Glove Awards

    CSN Baltimore "The awards keep coming for the Orioles. J.J. Hardy, Adam Jones and Matt Wieters all won Gold Gloves on Tuesday night. the Orioles are the only team in baseball to win three. The awards are voted on by managers and coaches. It's the first for Hardy, the second each for Jones and Wieters, who..." October 31

  • Matt Wieters and J.J. Hardy should win Gold Gloves tonight

    Baltimore Sun "Three Orioles players were named American League Gold Glove finalists for the second straight season, and just as in 2011, two O's players should win the game's highest honor in fielding when they are announced tonight. Catcher Matt Wieters appears likely to win his second straight Gold Glove..." October 30