Matt Wieters elbow not progressing to his liking; he'll see Dr. Andrews
Orioles All-Star catcher Matt Wieters is going to visit Dr. James Andrews again about his injured elbow, as it's not progressing as well as he'd like in his throwing program.
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:
Matt Wieters will see Dr. James Andrews in Gulf Breeze, Fla next Monday to check on his right elbow. Wieters was hoping for more progress.— Rich Dubroff (@RichDubroffCSN) June 9, 2014
Heard from two sources that Wieters' throwing program with #Orioles not going well and that surgery looks increasingly likely. However...— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) June 9, 2014
...a third source says it is too early to make a determination, that #Orioles' Wieters is having good days and bad.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) June 9, 2014
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.