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Orioles' Matt Wieters to begin catch-and-throw drills Monday
Orioles' Matt Wieters to begin catch-and-throw drills Monday

Matt Wieters admitted that he consciously would think about his surgically repaired throwing elbow during the first few days of spring training, so catching in his first game-like scenario in Sunday’s intrasquad game would be a true test. Coming back from Tommy John surgery in June, Wieters still isn’t throwing with any force -- he is expected to be cleared March 17. But Sunday allowed Wieters to begin logging spring innings so that he can be prepared to immediately catch five to seven innings when he is cleared completely. Wieters caught two innings in the Orioles’ scoreless intrasquad game. He also went 0-for-3 at the plate in his first competitive game since last...

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