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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 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

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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

Matt Wieters (hamstring) resumed running on Thursday.

It's another step in Wieters' rehab, though the veteran catcher remains without a timetable. A hamstring injury has kept the 32-year-old out since early May.
Jun 21 - 4:42 PM

Nationals manager Dave Martinez told reporters that Matt Wieters (hamstring) caught a bullpen recently.

It's another step forward for Wieters, who underwent hamstring surgery in May. The hope at the time was for the backstop to miss about six weeks with the injury, which would place him back with the Nationals in the early portion of July. Assuming he's not suffering any setbacks and can go on a rehab assignment soon, there's a chance he'll be back in that ETA.
Jun 20 - 5:02 PM

Matt Wieters (hamstring) played catch before Tuesday's game against the Rays.

Wieters was placed on the disabled list May 11 with a hamstring injury, and underwent surgery to repair the injury a week later. He hopes to return in early July, with a return after the All-Star break being the most likely outcome.
Jun 5 - 5:25 PM

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

Matt Wieters underwent surgery on his left hamstring on Wednesday.

Wieters was placed on the disabled list on Friday with a strain in the hamstring, but there were no reports that the backstop was going to need a procedure. There's no word yet on what the surgery entailed, nor how long Wieters will be out. The only information so far is that Wieters will be reevaluated when he returns to the team's facility. Washington could be without their starting catcher for longer than anticipated.
Source: Dan Kolko
May 17 - 12:22 PM

Nationals placed C Matt Wieters on the 10-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain.

Wieters suffered the injury during Wednesday's game, pulling up lame after a first-inning single. The Nationals brought up Spencer Kieboom from Triple-A in a corresponding move.
May 11 - 7:09 PM

Matt Wieters exited Thursday's game against the Diamondbacks with an apparent left knee injury.

Wieters pulled up lame after reaching base on a second-inning single. He appeared to be moving very gingerly and had trouble going down the dugout steps. Pedro Severino pinch-ran for Wieters and will take over behind the plate. If Wieters lands on the disabled list, the Nats would likely call up Tuffy Gosewich from Triple-A Syracuse.
May 10 - 10:13 PM

Matt Wieters hit a homer on Sunday in a victory over the Diamondbacks.

It was a solo shot for Wieters off of T.J. McFarland, and it gives the backstop three on the season. Wieters hasn't seen the hits fall in very often as seen in his .211 average, but he does have a .348 on-base percentage, and his slugging percentage was raised to .447 with the homer. You can do a lot worse than that.
Apr 29 - 5:25 PM

Depth Charts

C1Matt Wieters
2Spencer Kieboom
3Jhonatan Solano
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Matt Adams
3Mark Reynolds
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Howie Kendrick
3Wilmer Difo
SS1Trea Turner
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Juan Soto
CF1Bryce Harper
2Michael Taylor
RF1Adam Eaton
Starting Pitcher
S1Max Scherzer
2Stephen Strasburg
3Tanner Roark
4Gio Gonzalez
5Jeremy Hellickson
6Erick Fedde
7Joe Ross
8Tommy Milone
Relief Pitcher
R1Sean Doolittle
2Kelvin Herrera
3Ryan Madson
4Koda Glover
5Matt Grace
6Justin Miller
7Wander Suero
8Trevor Gott
9Tim Collins
10Joaquin Benoit