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Orioles' Matt Wieters to serve as DH to start spring training, Buck Showalter says
Orioles' Matt Wieters to serve as DH to start spring training, Buck Showalter says

Orioles catcher Matt Wieters, who coming off reconstructive elbow ligament surgery in June, will continue to rehabilitate his throwing arm this spring but will have no restrictions as a hitter as camp opens this week, manager Buck Showalter said Wednesday. Showalter said Wieters will likely see time as a designated hitter for the first two weeks of spring training games. “I don't think I'll take him to Lakeland [for the Grapefruit League opener], but he will DH both intrasquad games — if we end up playing two — and he's going to have to break out the gray pants [for road games],” Showalter said. “He'll get as many at bats as he's...

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