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Matt Wieters will test his injured elbow Friday

May 29, 2014, 1:20 PM EDT

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Orioles catcher Matt Wieters is scheduled to play catch Friday for the first time since Dr. James Andrews shut him down from throwing after examining his injured elbow.

Wieters hasn’t played since May 10, hasn’t been behind the plate since May 4, and Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports that Friday’s session will be merely “light catch,” so he’s a long way from potentially coming off the disabled list.

Baltimore was worried enough about Wieters’ status to trade for San Diego catcher Nick Hundley earlier this week and it’s possible that whenever Wieters does return it’ll be as primarily a designated hitter.

  1. ravens2xworldchamps - May 29, 2014 at 1:29 PM

    Best catcher in history

    • karlkolchak - May 29, 2014 at 2:41 PM

      Okay, I’ll bite:

      Johnny Bench
      Carlton Fisk
      Gary Carter
      Ivan Rodriguez
      Mike Piazza
      Ernie Lombardi
      Roy Campanella
      Mickey Cochrane
      Gabby Hartnett
      Ray Schalk
      Yogi Berra
      Josh Gibson

      Did I miss any?

  2. Eutaw's Finest - May 29, 2014 at 1:31 PM

    Hundley can’t throw.
    Clevenger can’t throw.
    Caleb Joseph can’t catch.

    We miss you Matt.

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