Wieters is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Padres, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports. Wieters is just 6-for-40 (.150) in August, so he'll get the day off after starting three of the last four games behind the dish. Jose Lobaton will start at catcher in his absence, batting eighth.
Wieters is not in the lineup against the Angels on Wednesday, Jamal Collier of MLB.com reports. Wieters will retreat to the bench after starting the past two games behind the plate. The veteran catcher has been scuffling as of late, hitting just .170/.245/.255 over the past 15 games. In his place, Jose Lobaton draws the start while batting eighth.
Wieters is not in the lineup for Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader against the Giants, Mark Zuckerman of MASNsports.com reports. Wieters will open the day on the bench after going 0-for-4 during Saturday evening's contest against the Giants. Jose Lobaton will take over behind the plate and bat eighth.
Wieters is out of Tuesday's lineup against the Marlins, Mark Zuckerman of MASNsports.com reports. He takes a seat after starting the last four games. Jose Lobaton will start behind the dish and hit eighth. Wieters is hitting .214 with three home runs over his last 126 at-bats.
Wieters went 1-for-3 with a homer and five RBI in Sunday's 9-4 win over the Cubs. Wieters hit a sac fly in the seventh inning then broke a 4-4 tie with a grand slam in the eighth. The former Orioles catcher has had a largely disappointing first season in Washington, and the homer was his first since June 28. Wieters' .382 slugging percentage is his lowest since 2010 while his .294 OBP hasn't been worse since 2013.
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