May 29, 2014, 1:20 PM EDT
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.
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