Matt Wieters to Have Season-Ending Tommy John Surgery
(ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.) -- Baltimore Orioles catcher Matt Wieters will have season-ending Tommy John surgery on Tuesday, the team confirmed on Monday.
Wieters had a .308 batting average, five homers and 18 RBIs in 26 games.
"We were hoping to get real lucky today, but I think we all knew where it was headed," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said on Monday. "It really wasn't making a whole lot of progress."
Wieters has not played since May 10 and will have the injured ligament replaced by a tendon from the right wrist.
Caleb Joseph and Nick Hundley are the two other catchers Baltimore has on their roster.
"I feel real confident with the two guys that we have here, and the depth we have below," Showalter said.
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