Wieters is not in the lineup Friday against the Reds.
Andrew Knizner will get the start at catcher and bat eighth against Tyler Mahle. Wieters has started 10 out of 14 games since Yadier Molina (thumb) was placed on the 10-day injured list July 11. The switch-hitting veteran is slashing .313/.421/.500 with a home run, three runs scored, one RBI and three walks in his last five starts. Wieters will remain the No. 1 option until Molina's expected return in mid-August.
Wieters is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
Wieters started the first two games out of the break and went 3-for-6 with a home run and two walks, but he'll receive a breather in the series finale. The 33-year-old should continue seeing the bulk of the starts while Yadier Molina (thumb) remains on the injured list. Andrew Knizner will take over behind the plate Sunday.
Wieters went 1-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run in Friday's 4-2 loss to the Diamondbacks.
The homer was his third in his last six games and sixth of the season, pushing the veteran catcher's slash line on the year to .224/.280/.459. With Yadier Molina (thumb) potentially sidelined until August, Wieters is in line for steady playing time over the next few weeks, but his fantasy value could still be restricted to deeper formats.
Wieters went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a walk in a win over the Giants on Friday.
Wieters drew a second straight start for Yadier Molina and continued to take advantage of the opportunity, pushing his two-game tally at the plate to 3-for-7 with a solo home run, two RBI overall and two walks. The veteran backstop's playing time opportunities are still expected to remain relatively sparse barring any injury to Molina, who's presumably just been given the last two games off for rest purposes.
Wieters went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in a win over the Mariners on Thursday.
Wieters slugged a homer off a left-hander for the second straight start, with both round trippers constituting his only two hits against southpaws this season. The 33-year-old backstop has hit safely in three consecutive games, but his season line remains a relatively uninspiring .225/.273/.465 following a 3-for-33 tally during June.
Wieters went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer in a victory over the Padres on Sunday.
Wieters left three men on base in his first four plate appearances but came up big in the 11th inning, smashing a two-run blast to left field off Brad Wieck to snap a 3-3 tie. The homer was Wieters' first in exactly one month and first hit of any kind against a left-handed pitcher in 18 at-bats this season. Filling a backup role to Yadier Molina, the 33-year-old is slashing .221/.260/.426 with four home runs and 12 runs batted in.
Wieters is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mets.
As anticipated, Wieters has settled into the clear backup catcher role since Yadier Molina (thumb) returned from the 10-day injured list June 11. Molina will draw a sixth consecutive start Sunday and should shoulder one of the heavier workloads among all catchers when healthy, leaving few opportunities available for Wieters.
Wieters is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Cubs.
No. 2 backstop Andrew Knizner will handle the catching duties after Wieters was behind the plate for the first two games of the series. Since replacing the injured Yadier Molina (thumb) as St. Louis' top catcher May 29, Wieters has gone 5-for-30 with a pair of home runs.
Wieters is out of the lineup for Sunday's series finale against the Cubs.
Wieters started the last four games with Yadier Molina (thumb) landing on the injured list and went 5-for-15 with two home runs, two doubles and four RBI. The 33-year-old will get Sunday to rest while Andrew Knizner enters the lineup for his major-league debut.
Wieters went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored Thursday against the Phillies.
Wieters took Jerad Eickhoff deep in the second inning for his third home run of the season and second in as many games. He got consecutive starts behind the dish with Yadier Molina nursing a bruised thumb and took advantage by going 4-for-8 with those two bombs, three RBI and three runs scored. However, Wieters had accrued only 26 plate appearances prior to this series, and as soon as Molina is healthy again his role will be limited once again.
Wieters will start at catcher and bat sixth Thursday against the Phillies.
Wieters will draw back-to-back starts for the first time all season while Yadier Molina remains day-to-day with a thumb injury. The Cardinals haven't suggested that Molina is at risk of a trip to the injured list, so it shouldn't be long before Wieters slides back into a lightly used No. 2 role behind the dish. Wieters at least made the most of his start in Wednesday's 11-4 loss, going 2-for-3 with a home run, double, walk and two RBI.
Wieters went 1-for-2 with a solo home run Tuesday against the Phillies.
Wieters entered the game as a defensive replacement in the sixth inning with the Phillies up eight. He took advantage of the unexpected playing time, leading off the sixth inning with a deep home run to right field for his first of the season and as a Cardinal. Wieters has played sparingly early this season -- he has just 17 at-bats -- limiting his fantasy value, though he has recorded six hits and six RBI in the small sample.
Wieters went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI singles in a win over the Brewers on Wednesday.
Wieters made good use of another spot start, generating his second multi-RBI outing of the season with a pair of timely hits. The veteran has actually logged just two starts thus far this season, as Yadier Molina is usually adverse to taking any time off behind the dish. Nevertheless, manager Mike Shildt will give Molina periodic days off, and any extra offense Wieters can provide during those opportunities will be a welcome bonus.
Wieters went 1-for-3 with three RBI and a stolen base in Thursday's win over the Dodgers.
Wieters plated a run in the second inning on a sacrifice fly to left, and he brought home two more in the fifth on a single to right that gave his team an 8-7 lead. Yadier Molina is expected to start most games behind the dish, so unless he goes down with an injury, Wieters shouldn't expect to see regular at-bats.
Wieters will start at catcher and hit eighth Thursday against the Dodgers, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.
With ironman Yadier Molina finally getting a breather after starting each of the Cardinals' 12 games at catcher, Wieters will crack the lineup for the first time all season. Unless Molina succumbs to an injury at some point, it's difficult to envision Wieters seeing enough at-bats to warrant ownership in NL-only leagues or deeper mixed formats that start two catchers.
Wieters will be added to the 40-man roster and serve as the Cardinals' backup catcher, Mark Saxon of The Athletic reports.
Wieters joined St. Louis on a minor-league deal in late February and figured to open the season as Yadier Molina's backup, but nothing was official until Friday. The 32-year-old provides a more significant backup presence than the Cardinals have had in previous years, but Molina's workload and Wieters' .230/.303/.355 slash line over the past two seasons should result in limited fantasy value.
Wieters agreed to a minor-league contract with the Cardinals on Tuesday that includes an invitation to spring training, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
The deal is expected to be officially announced Wednesday. Following the offseason departure of Carson Kelly, Wieters steps in as the new favorite to open the season as the Cardinals' backup catcher. He could ultimately open the season in a starting role if Yadier Molina (knee) isn't ready to go by Opening Day. Either way, the 32-year-old doesn't figure to hold much fantasy value in 2019 given his .230/.303/.355 slash line over the past two seasons (199 games).
Wieters is not in the lineup Sunday against the Rockies, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
Wieters sat two of the past three games but went 1-for-4 with a walk and a run scored Saturday. He'll get Sunday off, finishing the season with a .704 OPS to go with 30 RBI. Spencer Kieboom will take a turn behind the dish to replace him in the season finale.
Wieters is not in Friday's starting lineup against Colorado, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
Wieters will remain on the bench for a second straight game while Spencer Kieboom gets another start behind the plate.
Wieters is out of the lineup against Miami on Wednesday, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
Wieters will receive a breather after going 3-for-4 with a double and one RBI during Tuesday's contest. Spencer Kieboom will catch Kyle McGowin and bat eighth in the order.
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