TSN TV Schedule TSN2 TV Schedule
MLB

Orioles C Wieters examined by Dr Andrews, out against Rays

{eot}
The Canadian Press
5/7/2014 7:15:47 PM
Decrease Text SizeIncrease Text Size
Text Size

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Baltimore Orioles catcher Matt Wieters was out of the starting lineup Wednesday night after making a trip to have his sore right elbow examined by Dr. James Andrews.

Wieters flew from Tampa to Pensacola earlier in the day for the exam and rejoined the Orioles for the game against Tampa Bay.

While it was determined that Wieters would avoid the disabled list, he will likely be limited to designated hitter duty for a period of time.

"It doesn't hurt him to hit at all, either way," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said.

"That's not a factor. I'm not going to give you an exact time frame when he can catch, but I think if he keeps down the path we hope it does, he'll be a catcher again in the near future."

The elbow has bothered the switch-hitting Wieters for the past couple of weeks. He went 2 for 5 as the DH in Tuesday night's 5-3 win over the Rays.

Wieters called the test results a good thing.

"Anytime it's a positive outlook to where we definitely see getting back on the field sooner rather than later," said Wieters, who arrived at Tropicana Field about 90 minutes before gametime.

"You hope for, you're good to go, but I think we've got to be smarter and make sure we let everything kind of heal and calm down in there before we push it again," he said.

Wieters said the main issue was that throwing the ball to second base wasn't as comfort as normal.

"It wasn't really pain, but at the same time just kind of know that something's not quite right," Wieters said.

Baltimore purchased the contract of catcher Caleb Joseph from Triple-A Norfolk and optioned infielder Jemile Weeks to the International League club.

Joseph was the Orioles' catcher Wednesday in his major league debut.

Matt Wieters (Photo: Rob Leiter/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

zoom

(Photo: Rob Leiter/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
Share This

Share This

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to FarkAdd to TwitterAdd to Stumble UponAdd to Reddit
Print this Story



  • [1] Felix Hernandez, SP, Seattle Mariners
  • [2] Mike Trout, CF, L.A. Angels of Anaheim
  • [3] Andrew McCutchen, CF, Pittsburgh
  • Top 200 - updated July 29
Baseball Canada

Keep up with the latest on Canada's national programs from the governing body for amateur baseball in Canada.


Baseball Canada Website

Podcasts

TSN 1050: Blue Lunch: July 9 - John McDonald

LA Angels infielder, John McDonald joined Blue Lunch to discuss his career from the time he left Toronto to the present.

TSN 1050: Late Night Game Night: Scott MacArthur - June 3rd

TSN 1050 Blue Jays Analyst Scott MacArthur joined Gareth Wheeler to recap the Blue Jays 5-3 win over the Detroit Tigers along with more Jays talk.

TSN 1050: The Baseball Podcast: May 28 - Episode 6

Scott MacArthur's sixth episode of The Baseball Podcast.


More Podcasts

© 2014
All rights reserved.
Bell Media Television