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Matt Wieters | Catcher | #32

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (32) / 5/21/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 230
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: Georgia Tech
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (5) / BAL
Contract: view contract details
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Matt Wieters (hamstring) hopes to be activated from the disabled list in about six weeks.
Wieters' left hamstring surgery -- which was to remove a tendon -- wasn't as invasive as initially expected. Still, it could be a push for him to return before the All-Star break. May 20 - 11:45 AM

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Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports that Spencer Kieboom will replace Matt Wieters (knee) on the Nationals' roster.

Kieboom needs to be added back onto the 40-man roster after being removed from it last March, but the club has multiple players they can transfer to the 60-day disabled list. The 27-year-old had one plate appearances with the Nats back in 2016 and is hitting .250/.337/.333 with one homer this season at Triple-A Syracuse.
May 11 - 4:32 PM

MLB.com's Jane Lee reports that the Athletics have been in talks to sign Jonathan Lucroy or trade for Matt Wieters.

Lee's sources expect the A's to land one of the two catchers. Lucroy's market has been stagnant this offseason after he batted a disappointing .265/.345/.371 with six home runs last year for the Rangers and Rockies, but he makes sense as a rebound candidate for an Oakland team without a settled catching situation. The Nationals have been rumored to be looking at catching options outside the organization, so it's not a surprise they're shopping Wieters.
Mar 9 - 4:19 PM

Daniel Murphy is not in the Nationals' lineup Tuesday.

It's a simple day of rest. Adrian Sanchez is filling in at second base. Matt Wieters is also sitting out, as Jose Lobaton will handle the catching.
Tue, Aug 8, 2017 03:52:00 PM

Daniel Murphy is not in the Nationals' lineup for the first game of Sunday's doubleheader against the Rockies.

He'll be back in there for the nightcap. Wilmer Difo is at second base and Adrian Sanchez is at shortstop in the first game. Matt Wieters is also sitting out the first contest, as Jose Lobaton is at catcher.
Sun, Jul 30, 2017 11:43:00 AM

Ryan Zimmerman is not in the Nationals' lineup Sunday.

He's just getting a day off. Matt Wieters is also receiving a breather, as the Nats have Adam Lind at first base and Jose Lobaton at catcher.
Sun, Jul 16, 2017 11:17:00 AM

Bryce Harper is not in the Nationals' lineup Sunday.

Jayson Werth and Matt Wieters are also getting breathers, and Daniel Murphy (illness) remains out, as well. The Nats have Brian Goodwin in right field, Adam Lind in left, Jose Lobaton at catcher and Wilmer Difo at second base.
Sun, May 28, 2017 12:06:00 PM

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