O’s get good news on Wieters
Orioles catcher Matt Wieters had his right elbow examined by Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday morning and the Gold Glover is not a candidate for surgery, according to a baseball source.
The O’s have not made any official announcements regarding Wieters but the sense is he can avoid the disabled list and remain at designated hitter –which is what he did on Tuesday– while working his way back to going behind the plate.
Wieters had an MRI on the area during Monday’s off day and the Orioles wanted Andrews to look at those results to make sure they knew what they were dealing with. Wieters missed a game last month in Toronto with what he called forearm soreness, which is often a precursor to elbow injuries, and said he first felt it making a throw to second base during a cold night game in Boston.
The O’s scratched Triple-A catcher Caleb Joseph from Tuesday’s start and it’s possible they still make a roster move to add him for catching insurance behind Steve Clevenger. Baltimore has an open 40-man roster spot, but would need to make a corresponding 25-man move.