Wieters is out of Saturday's lineup against the Mets, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports. The Nationals are likely taking it easy with Wieters as he just returned from the disabled list Monday. Spencer Kieboom gets the nod behind the dish and is slated to bat eighth.
Wieters is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Pirates. Wieters won't be asked to catch on back-to-back days immediately after returning from a hamstring injury. Spencer Kieboom gets the start behind the plate in his place.
Wieters (hamstring) was activated from the disabled list Monday, Jamal Collier of MLB.com reports. He'll get the start behind the plate and bat eighth against the Pirates. Wieters will end up having been out just shy of two months, having last played May 10. The activation was perhaps a bit faster than expected, as Wieters only began his rehab assignment Saturday. Pedro Severino was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse in a corresponding move.
Wieters (hamstring) is scheduled to start his rehab assignment with seven innings at Double-A Harrisburg on Saturday, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports. Wieters was running the bases Thursday and is apparently feeling no ill effects. The 32-year-old indicated last week he hopes to return to the Nationals before the All-Star break, and while that is certainly still possible, a return just after the midseason festivities seems more likely.
Wieters (hamstring) was able to run on the field prior to the Nationals' game against Baltimore on Thursday, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports. This marked the first time he was able to run since undergoing hamstring surgery in mid-May. Though Wieters still has a ways to go on his recovery, this was another big step forward after he caught a bullpen session earlier in the week. In addition, Wieters has been playing catch since early June, so expect to see him continue running over the next couple weeks while adding in some agility drills.