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Stiff back keeps Wieters out of lineup

Stiff back keeps Wieters out of lineup

Matt Wieters was out of the starting lineup for the first time since the All-Star Break in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Rays after complaining of back stiffness following Saturday's game against Tampa Bay. Orioles manager Buck Showalter said he wanted to start Wieters at first base in Sunday's series finale at Tropicana Field, especially since he is hitting .571 (8-for-14) with two home runs against Matt Moore, who started for the Rays on Sunday. Wieters had been doing pregame work at first base the previous two days. Showalter said he expected Wieters to be back behind the plate when the Orioles open their three-game series against the Atlanta Braves on Monday at Camden...

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