Apparently the All-Star break wasn't sufficient to get Baltimore starting catcher Matt Wieters back into playing condition, and the Orioles on Thursday placed him on the 15-day disabled list. Wieters hasn't played since July 9 due to a hamstring strain.
The fifth pick overall in the 2007 season, Wieters is in his second season in the majors. He batted .288 last season and is at .245 this year.
The Orioles didn't immediately announce a replacement for Wieters on the roster. The Baltimore Sun said backup Craig Tatum would probably keep filling in for Wieters with Jake Fox as his backup, and the Orioles will call up a position player.
-- David Andriesen
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