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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
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Matt Wieters went 1-for-4 and cracked a three-run homer during a win over the Mets on Saturday.
He went yard off reliever Jerry Blevins with Anthony Rendon and Ryan Zimmerman aboard in the sixth inning. The blast gave the Nationals a commanding lead in the shutout victory. It was his seventh home run of the season to go with 28 RBI and a .226 batting average in 73 games played. Needless to say, he is no longer worthy of fantasy rosters. Sep 22 - 7:21 PM

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Matt Wieters is not in the Nationals' starting lineup for the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Phillies.

Spencer Kieboom will start behind the plate and catch Erick Feede. Wieters figures to be in there for the nightcap.
Sep 11 - 12:50 PM

Matt Wieters (groin) went 0-for-2 with two strikeouts off the bench Monday versus the Cardinals.

Wieters has been bothered recently by a groin injury that particularly affects his running. He'll probably continue to get frequent days off down the stretch.
Sep 4 - 8:02 AM

Matt Wieters (groin) is available off the bench Monday.

Wieters has been dealing with a groin injury and feels discomfort while running, so the Nationals are taking it easy with him. Pedro Severino will start behind the plate Monday against the Cardinals.
Sep 3 - 12:13 PM

Matt Wieters is dealing with a hip/groin injury, Jamal Collier of MLB.com reports.

Since it's September the Nationals have the luxury of not sending Wieters to the disabled list, leaving his status largely in question -- is this a minor injury, or one that will cost him some time? The club recalled Pedro Severino sooner than expected as a result, so it's at least something that could force Wieters to miss a game or two. The backstop is batting .233/.313/.360 for the Nats this year.
Sep 1 - 5:01 PM

Matt Wieters (back) went 1-for-3 in his return to the Nationals' lineup on Friday.

Wieters was forced to leave Wednesday's game with back tightness, but the issue appears to have been minor. The lone hit was a single and he also went down on strikes once in his three at-bats. He's hitting a disappointing .233/.313/.360 with six homers and 22 RBI in 189 at-bats on the season.
Sep 1 - 9:08 AM

Matt Wieters left Wednesday's game against the Phillies with back tightness.

Wieters told reporters that the tightness occurred to issues with his hips, and that trainers were able to take care of the issue. The Nationals are off on Thursday, but it sounds like he has a good chance of returning to the lineup for Friday's contest against the Brewers.
Aug 29 - 11:18 PM

Matt Wieters went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in the Nationals' win over the Phillies on Monday.

Wieters slugged a solo homer, his sixth of the year, off Phillies starter Zach Eflin in the second inning. The 32-year-old veteran backstop has left the yard three times in 21 games this month. He's hitting a robust .309 (21-for-68) during that span.
Aug 27 - 11:08 PM

Matt Wieters went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in Friday’s win over the Marlins.

It was his fifth homer of the season. Wieters got off to a bit of a slow start after returning from left hamstring surgery, but he’s hitting .292 (14-for-48) over his last 14 games. He’s struck out just six times during this stretch.
Aug 17 - 10:25 PM

Matt Wieters is not in the Nationals' lineup for the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Braves.

Spencer Kieboom will catch for Jefry Rodriguez in Tuesday's opener. Wieters should be back behind the plate for the nightcap.
Aug 7 - 12:07 PM

Matt Wieters hit his fourth homer of the year Sunday against the Reds.

The solo shot off Luis Castillo was Wieters' first homer in 25 games since April 29. He's still batting just .158 in 57 at-bats since coming off the disabled list last month.
Aug 5 - 4:27 PM

Matt Wieters hit a two-run double in Thursday's win over the Marlins.

With the bases full of Nationals in the ninth inning, Wieters pulled a Ben Meyer offering into the right-center field gap to plate a pair. A third run, in the form of Mark Reynolds, also tried to score on the play, but he was gunned down at home to deny Wieters of an additional run batted in. Still, it was nice for Wieters to be able to contribute some offense, something that's been a rarity for the 32-year-old this year. It remains to be seen whether the Nationals will make a move to fortify the position in the coming days or if they'll roll with the 32-year-old as they make a push for the postseason in the final two months.
Jul 27 - 12:51 AM

Nationals activated C Matt Wieters from the 10-day disabled list.

Wieters ended up missing about two months following surgery on his left hamstring. The 32-year-old was batting .231/.342/.385 with three homers and seven RBI in 23 games prior to the injury. He's an option in two-catcher mixed fantasy leagues.
Jul 9 - 4:03 PM

Matt Wieters (hamstring) could begin a rehab assignment as soon as Friday.

Wieters said he feels back to normal after taking about two months to recover from left hamstring surgery. Barring a setback, the veteran backstop should be ready for the start of the second half, if not sooner.
Jul 5 - 4:44 PM

Matt Wieters (hamstring) is targeting around the All-Star break for his return.

Hitting and catching are no longer an issue for Wieters, but he still needs to ramp up his running a bit. He should be ready for a rehab assignment before long, with the goal of being back for the start of the second half.
Jul 2 - 4:37 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Spencer Kieboom
3Pedro Severino
4Jhonatan Solano
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Mark Reynolds
2B1Wilmer Difo
2Howie Kendrick
SS1Trea Turner
3B1Anthony Rendon
2Adrian Sanchez
LF1Juan Soto
CF1Bryce Harper
2Michael Taylor
3Andrew Stevenson
RF1Adam Eaton
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Max Scherzer
2Stephen Strasburg
3Tanner Roark
4Jeremy Hellickson
5Erick Fedde
6Joe Ross
7Jefry Rodriguez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kyle Barraclough
2Sean Doolittle
3Kelvin Herrera
4Justin Miller
5Koda Glover
6Matt Grace
7Greg Holland
8Wander Suero
9Sammy Solis
10Tim Collins
11Joaquin Benoit
12Jimmy Cordero
13Austen Williams
14Austin Voth
15Kyle McGowin