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Observation deck: Matt Wieters returning to O's with help behind the plate

Observation deck: Matt Wieters returning to O's with help behind the plate

Wieters returns under different circumstances: Catcher Matt Wieters is expected to return to the Orioles on Friday after missing nearly 13 months because of Tommy John surgery, and does so in a different catching landscape than he did when his elbow started acting up last May. There was plenty of panic at the time about the long-term succession plan for Wieters, a free agent after the 2015 season, and that was magnified in the short term with his absence. Caleb Joseph was, back then, a name that everyone had heard simply because of how long he'd spent knocking on the door at Double-A Bowie. In August 2013, when his Baysox-record 400th career game with the team became official...

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