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Feb 23, 2017
Rotoworld
Matt Wieters' new contract with the Nationals is likely to be finalized Friday.
Feb 22, 2017
Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball
Wednesday’s Say Hey, Baseball includes retiring umpires, rule changes and a new home for Matt Wieters. Listen, we know it’s tough to catch up on everything happening in the baseball world each morning. It’s OK, though, we’re going to do the heavy lifting for you each morning, and find the things you need to see from within the SB Nation baseball network, as well as from elsewhere.
Feb 21, 2017
KFFL
Free-agent C Matt Wieters (Orioles) is set to sign a two-year, $21 million deal with ...
Outside Pitch 14 hours ago

Can Matt Wieters become fantasy relevant again with his new ball club?

Now that Matt Wieters has officially found a home, he can join the fantasy rankings among catchers. For those who remember the good ol’ days when his play had him ranked high among catchers, the times have changed. He’s now four years older, missed a year and a half with an injured shoulder and on […] The post Can Matt Wieters become fantasy relevant again with his new ball club? appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
MLB Trade Rumors Feb 25, 2017

5 Key Stories: 2/18/17 – 2/24/17

Here are the top stories from our week of coverage at MLBTR. Nationals sign Matt Wieters. The Nats had already added Derek Norris this offseason, but this week they took advantage of Matt Wieters’ seemingly limited market by signing him to a two-year, $21MM deal with an opt-out after the first season. The move seemingly makes…
MLB Daily Dish Feb 25, 2017
NL East Notes: Nationals considering Derek Norris trade, Bartolo Colon will start Saturday

NL East Notes: Nationals considering Derek Norris trade, Bartolo Colon will start Saturday

Here’s the latest from around the National League East. After signing free agent catcher Matt Wieters, the Nationals are “trying to trade” catcher Derek Norris, according to FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman. Wieters and Jose Lobaton will likely compete for Washington’s starting catching job, leaving Pedro Severino preparing to open the season in the minors. Norris struggled at the plate with the Padres last season, hitting .186/.255/.328 with 14 home runs and 42 RBIs over 125 games. Though Norris didn’t produce consistently, a handful of teams could pursue catching depth as Opening...
Baltimore Sun Feb 24, 2017

Wieters: 'I always wanted to play for the same team my whole career'

Matt Wieters slid his arms through the sleeves of a jersey that didn't belong to the Orioles for the first time as a professional Friday. His familiar No. 32 was on the back, but the red spring training jersey of the Washington Nationals was anything but familiar. A staple of the Orioles’ recent...
Citizens of Natstown Feb 24, 2017

Citizens of Natstown Podcast Episode 151

With Spring Training ramping up the Citizens are back to discuss the Nats offseason including the Eaton acquisition, other minor moves, swings and misses, Matt Wieters, the bullpe, the Nats glut of catchers, and answer questions from listeners! Somehow we manage to stay on topic the entire time!
Chicago Sun-Times Feb 24, 2017
Nationals announce deal with free-agent catcher Matt Wieters

Nationals announce deal with free-agent catcher Matt Wieters

The team also said Friday that it has put first baseman Jose Marmolejos on the 60-day disabled list with a strained left forearm.
Sacramento Bee Feb 24, 2017

Nationals announce deal with free-agent catcher Matt Wieters

The Washington Nationals have announced their agreement with free-agent catcher Matt Wieters. The team also said Friday that it has put first baseman Jose Marmolejos on the 60-day disabled list …
MLB Trade Rumors Feb 24, 2017

NL East Notes: Wieters, Braves, Locke, Marlins, Tazawa

Matt Wieters’ deal with the Nationals became official this morning, and the veteran catcher provided some more details on the non-baseball injury that agent Scott Boras alluded to in recent weeks (Twitter links via Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post). Boras noted that Wieters suffered a laceration on his non-throwing arm that required stitches, and…
Boston Herald Feb 24, 2017
Nationals announce deal with free-agent catcher Matt Wieters

Nationals announce deal with free-agent catcher Matt Wieters

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The Washington Nationals have announced their agreement with free-agent catcher Matt Wieters.The team also said Friday that it has put first baseman Jose Marmolejos on the 60-day disabled list with a strained left forearm, making room on the 40-man roster for Wieters.The 6-foot-5, 230-pound Wieters agreed to the deal on Tuesday, pending a physical.The contract is worth $10.5 million in 2017, and Wieters has a player option for another $10.5 million in 2018.Wieters, 30, is a four-time All-Star who has played his entire major league career with the Baltimore Orioles....

Wieters: 'I always wanted to play for the same team my whole career.'

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Before his first workout with the Washington Nationals, former Orioles catcher Matt Wieters discussed his time with his now-former team, saying that the Orioles never truly attempted to retain him his offseason.  He spoke fondly of his eight years in Baltimore, saying he...
Carroll County Times Feb 24, 2017

Wieters: 'I always wanted to play for the same team my whole career'

Before his first workout with the Washington Nationals, former Orioles catcher Matt Wieters discussed his time with his former team, saying that the Orioles never truly attempted to retain him this offseason.  He spoke fondly of his eight years in Baltimore, saying he will undoubtedly miss the...
MLB Trade Rumors Feb 23, 2017

NL East Notes: Nationals, Wieters, Mets, Arano, MacPhail

Nationals ace Max Scherzer has been recovering from a stress fracture in the knuckle of his right ring finger, and he’s on track to throw off a mound for the first time this spring on Saturday, Mark Zuckerman of MASNsports.com reports. If everything goes according to plan, he’ll progress to bullpen sessions and be game-ready…
Outside Pitch Feb 23, 2017

Scott Boras clients continue to fill Washington Nationals roster

When the Washington Nationals signed catcher Matt Wieters they added another Scott Boras client to the roster. The most notorious agent in sports seems to have a stranglehold on the Nationals. Multiple Nationals’ players have received big deals from general Mike Rizzo in recent years creating what some call “Team Boras.” Wieters, Max Scherzer, Jayson […] The post Scott Boras clients continue to fill Washington Nationals roster appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
MLB Trade Rumors Feb 23, 2017

Potential Trade Destinations For Derek Norris

The Nationals’ reported two-year agreement with Matt Wieters (which contains a player option/opt-out clause after the first season) gives the team four catchers on the 40-man roster, as Wieters now joins Derek Norris, Jose Lobaton and young Pedro Severino. While Severino was likely to open the year in the minors anyhow, the addition of Wieters immediately made…
Baltimore Sun Feb 23, 2017

Former Orioles catcher Matt Wieters at Nationals camp, expected to be introduced Friday

Matt Wieters was in Washington Nationals camp on Thursday, tucked away inside the team's sparkling new spring training complex in West Palm Beach while awaiting word on his two-year deal becoming official.

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