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Matt Wieters elbow not progressing to his liking; he'll see Dr. Andrews

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer

Matt Wieters will again visit Dr. James Andrews about his balky elbow.
Matt Wieters will again visit Dr. James Andrews about his balky elbow. (USATSI)

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Orioles catcher Matt Wieters is dealing with an injury to the ulnar-collateral ligament in his right elbow and was hoping to avoid surgery. He's been going through a throwing program for the past few weeks after a three-week shutdown period, and it doesn't sound like it's going well.

Here's the latest news from two reporters:

So the news isn't horrible yet, but it doesn't sound like things are trending in a positive direction for the All-Star backstop. Remember, earlier this season Orioles manager Buck Showalter noted that the club wanted him back by July 1, in order to avoid surgery.

Wieters, 28, is hitting .308/.339/.500 (130 OPS+) with five homers and 18 RBI in 26 games this season. The Orioles are 16-10 when he starts and 15-20 when he doesn't.

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