Matt Wieters RUMORS & NEWS

  • Matt Wieters is drawing interest from the Rays

    Hardball Talk "The Rays are rumored to be one of the “new teams” in on veteran catcher Matt Wieters, according to FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman. It’s no secret that Wieters’ market is shrinking as the offseason wears on, which has most often been attributed to his declining offense over the past two years, lingering..." February 13

  • Why is veteran catcher Matt Wieters still on the free-agent market?

    Fox Sports "Every time I quote Scott Boras at length in a story about an unsigned Scott Boras client, I hear it from club officials, fans, even reporters. So, here we are with catcher Matt Wieters, who is by far the best remaining player in this year’s free-agent market, and still available with..." February 09

  • Matt Wieters' current unemployment worries Orioles players on several levels

    Baltimore Sun "Matt Wieters’ absence was mentioned often last weekend at Orioles FanFest, but not for the reason you might think. Yes, some players noted that their longtime catcher being unsigned meant the door was open for a return to the Orioles, even if the presence of Welington Castillo, Francisco Pena..." February 01

  • Once one of baseball’s best catchers, Matt Wieters struggles to find a new team

    Washington Post "It’s not hard to pinpoint when Matt Wieters went from a franchise cornerstone for the Baltimore Orioles to just another guy going year-to-year in an unforgiving free-market. On June 18, 2014, Wieters underwent reconstructive surgery on his right elbow, an unavoidable, unfortunate fact that changed..." January 30

  • Angels interested in free agent Matt Wieters

    Fanrag Sports "The Angels have been considering making a run at free agent catcher Matt Wieters, whose market has been mostly quiet to this point. Angels people have had internal talks regarding Wieters, a four-time All-Star, though it isn’t known how serious their interest is to date. To date, the Angels..." January 11

  • Diamondbacks in contact with Wieters, reportedly asked about Swihart

    Arizona Republic "The Diamondbacks signed veteran free-agent catcher Jeff Mathis earlier this month and claimed another catcher, Juan Graterol, off waivers last week, but General Manager Mike Hazen said the club remains on the lookout for help at the position. “We probably still have some more work to do in that..." December 30

  • Nats, Braves among teams eying Matt Wieters

    Fanrag Sports "The Nationals have joined at least the Braves in what could turn out to be an NL East battle for free agent catcher Matt Wieters, league sources say. Washington is said to be looking into whether Wieters, a career-long Oriole, can fit into their budget. They lost some power with the defection..." December 29

  • Matt Wieters suffered arm injury in ‘household accident’

    Larry Brown Sports "Free agent catcher Matt Wieters is going to miss some offseason workout time after he suffered a left forearm injury. But this isn’t just any forearm injury — it’s one you would only expect from a pro baseball player. Dan Connolly of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports that Wieters sustained a cut on..." November 22

  • Orioles still deciding on qualifying offer for Wieters

    Masn "It comes as no surprise that the Orioles continue to ponder whether they should make a qualifying offer to catcher Matt Wieters. They’ve had internal debates since he accepted the last one. I’ve heard that they’re weighing both sides and I sense that they may be leaning more toward not giving..." November 01