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Matt Wieters to catch in intrasquad game
Matt Wieters to catch in intrasquad game

Orioles catcher Matt Wieters will be behind the plate in a game-like setting for the first time since May when he starts in Sunday's intrasquad game on the Ed Smith Stadium main field. Wieters, who had elbow ligament reconstruction surgery last June 16, won't be given clearance to throw at 100 percent until March 17, but he will catch in a simulated scenario — including minor league games and B games — to build his innings behind the plate. That is so when he returns to Grapefruit League games he can immediately catch five-to-seven innings. Wieters and the other five Orioles catchers in big league camp are each slated to catch two innings on Sunday. "This...