Orioles C Matt Wieters to begin throwing from 120 feet in rehab

Monday January 12th, 2015

Baltimore Orioles catcher Matt Wieters will begin throwing from 120 feet on Monday, marking the first time he's done so since undergoing Tommy John surgery last summer, according to MASN's Roch Kubatko.

Wieters will throw at his offseason home in Atlanta. 

Last month, Wieters' agent Scott Boras said the 28-year-old will be ready for the Orioles' season opener on April 6, however just days before that Baltimore manager Buck Showalter said Wieters might not be ready in time for the opener. 

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The severity of Wieters' injury was announced by the Orioles in mid-June, and he had the surgery that same month. His recovery timetable has been thought to be about 8-10 months.

Wieters played 26 games in 2014, hitting .308 with five home runs and 18 RBI. Despite the injury, he was named an All-Star for the third time in his career. 

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