|Nov. 13 12:10 PM PT1:10 PM MT2:10 PM CT3:10 PM ET15:10 ET20:10 GMT4:10 1:10 PM MST3:10 PM EST3:40 PM VEN0:10 UAE (+1)2:10 PM CT-Wieters has accepted the Baltimore Orioles' $15.8 million qualifying offer, saying his decision was based primarily on his comfort level with the team. In a telephone interview with The Associated Press, Wieters said Friday, ''For a one-year deal, there's no place more comfortable than playing baseball for the Orioles.''
Analysis: Wieters joins Houston's Colby Rasmus and the Dodgers' Brett Anderson as the only players in the four-year history of the compensation system to accept a qualifying offer rather than remain a free agent. Wieters played in 75 games last season after undergoing elbow ligament replacement surgery in 2014. He batted .267 with eight homers and 25 RBIs, but his main contribution was his work with the pitching staff.
|Nov. 6 2:42 PM PT3:42 PM MT4:42 PM CT5:42 PM ET17:42 ET22:42 GMT6:42 3:42 PM MST5:42 PM EST6:12 PM VEN2:42 UAE (+1)4:42 PM CT-The Orioles have extended $15.8 million qualifying offers to first baseman Chris Davis, Wieters and left-hander Wei-Yin Chen.
Analysis: Wieters has spent his entire career with Baltimore. The 29-year-old hit .267 with eight homers in an injury-shortened season.
|Oct. 1 12:12 PM PT1:12 PM MT2:12 PM CT3:12 PM ET15:12 ET19:12 GMT3:12 12:12 PM MST2:12 PM EST2:42 PM VEN23:12 UAE2:12 PM CT-Wieters hit his eighth home run and extended his hitting streak to six games by going 3 for 6 between both games of Wednesday's doubleheader.
Analysis: He went 1 for 3 with a double in the first game and added a two-run homer in the nightcap.
|Sep. 29 8:11 AM PT9:11 AM MT10:11 AM CT11:11 AM ET11:11 ET15:11 GMT23:11 8:11 AM MST10:11 AM EST10:41 AM VEN19:11 UAE10:11 AM CT-Wieters went 2 for 3 Monday.
Analysis: He is 6 for 15 over his last four games.
|Aug. 31 10:12 AM PT11:12 AM MT12:12 PM CT1:12 PM ET13:12 ET17:12 GMT1:12 10:12 AM MST12:12 PM EST12:42 PM VEN21:12 UAE12:12 PM CT-Wieters was 0 for 3 on Sunday as his slump continued.
Analysis: Wieters is hitting .152 in his last 10 games so he has truly been abysmal for the sinking O's.
|Aug. 12 9:46 PM PT10:46 PM MT11:46 PM CT12:46 AM ET0:46 ET4:46 GMT12:46 9:46 PM MST11:46 PM EST12:16 AM VEN8:46 UAE11:46 PM CT-Wieters left Tuesday's game against the Seattle Mariners with a right hamstring strain.
Analysis: Wieters was replaced by Caleb Joseph during a pitching change with one out in the third inning. He had collected one hit in two at-bats prior to being taken out. He's batting .276 with five home runs and 17 RBIs.
|July 28 1:37 PM PT2:37 PM MT3:37 PM CT4:37 PM ET16:37 ET20:37 GMT4:37 1:37 PM MST3:37 PM EST4:07 PM VEN0:37 UAE (+1)3:37 PM CT-Wieters has turned things around, going 3 for 5 in Monday's 2-1 win over Atlanta. He hit a homer in the 11th inning to win it.
Analysis: Wieters had been 2 for 23 with seven strikeouts over his previous six games.
|June 26 2:02 PM PT3:02 PM MT4:02 PM CT5:02 PM ET17:02 ET21:02 GMT5:02 2:02 PM MST4:02 PM EST4:32 PM VEN1:02 UAE (+1)4:02 PM CT-Wieters hit his third home run Thursday at Boston and drove in two runs.
Analysis: Wieters is batting .292 with 10 RBIs through 15 games.
|June 18 12:06 PM PT1:06 PM MT2:06 PM CT3:06 PM ET15:06 ET19:06 GMT3:06 12:06 PM MST2:06 PM EST2:36 PM VEN23:06 UAE2:06 PM CT-Wieters was 2 for 4 on Wednesday.
Analysis: Wieters is 11 for 31 and continues to help his owners out in fine fashion.
|June 16 5:21 PM PT6:21 PM MT7:21 PM CT8:21 PM ET20:21 ET0:21 GMT8:21 5:21 PM MST7:21 PM EST7:51 PM VEN4:21 UAE (+1)7:21 PM CT-Wieters hit his second home run of the season Monday versus Philadelphia.
Analysis: Wieters is 9 for 27 with seven RBIs in eight games since returning from elbow surgery.
|June 14 12:02 PM PT1:02 PM MT2:02 PM CT3:02 PM ET15:02 ET19:02 GMT3:02 12:02 PM MST2:02 PM EST2:32 PM VEN23:02 UAE2:02 PM CT-Wieters was 2 for 4 on Saturday.
Analysis: Wieters is 8 for 23 since returning and he's picked up right where you would expect a player of his caliber to do so.
|June 8 2:29 PM PT3:29 PM MT4:29 PM CT5:29 PM ET17:29 ET21:29 GMT5:29 2:29 PM MST4:29 PM EST4:59 PM VEN1:29 UAE (+1)4:29 PM CT-Wieters was 2 for 5 on Sunday.
Analysis: Wieters has been on fleek since returning, going 5 for 12 over the weekend.
|June 6 2:20 PM PT3:20 PM MT4:20 PM CT5:20 PM ET17:20 ET21:20 GMT5:20 2:20 PM MST4:20 PM EST4:50 PM VEN1:20 UAE (+1)4:20 PM CT-Wieters was 2 for 4 in his return Friday.
Analysis: The three-time All-Star catcher played for the first time since May 10 of last season, when he was shut down because of a sore right elbow. Insert him into your lineup immediately.
|Mar. 21 11:23 AM PT12:23 PM MT1:23 PM CT2:23 PM ET14:23 ET18:23 GMT2:23 11:23 AM MST1:23 PM EST1:53 PM VEN22:23 UAE12:23 PM CT-The Orioles are getting back star catcher Matt Wieters on Friday after he missed more than a year for elbow surgery.
Analysis: Wieters had Tommy John surgery last June.
|Mar. 17 1:26 PM PT2:26 PM MT3:26 PM CT4:26 PM ET16:26 ET20:26 GMT4:26 1:26 PM MST3:26 PM EST3:56 PM VEN0:26 UAE (+1)2:26 PM CT-Wieters has elbow tendinitis following his return from Tommy John surgery and won't play until at least Sunday.
Analysis: The three-time All-Star caught six innings Tuesday against Minnesota in his first game behind the plate since elbow surgery June 17. He is 0 for 23 at the plate in spring training. Wieters hit .308 with five homers and 18 RBIs in 26 games last season. He batted .287 with 22 homers and 79 RBIs in 148 games in 2013.
|Feb. 21 3:40 PM PT4:40 PM MT5:40 PM CT6:40 PM ET18:40 ET23:40 GMT7:40 4:40 PM MST6:40 PM EST7:10 PM VEN3:40 UAE (+1)5:40 PM CT-Wieters is hoping he'll be ready to catch on the nine-month anniversary of his surgery, March 17. That will give him enough time to be ready for the April 6 opener at Tampa Bay.
Analysis: Last year, the Orioles won the AL East despite getting just 26 games out of the three-time All-Star catcher. Manager Buck Showalter says that even though the time won without him, they're better with him.