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Former Orioles catcher Matt Wieters begins new chapter with Nationals

Former Orioles catcher Matt Wieters begins new chapter with Nationals

Matt Wieters slid his arms through the sleeves of a jersey that didn't belong to the Orioles for the first time as a professional Friday. His familiar No. 32 was on the back, but the red spring training jersey of the Washington Nationals was anything but familiar.

A staple of the Orioles’ recent resurgence, Wieters has known nothing but orange and black since he was a first-round draft pick a decade ago and immediately designated the franchise’s savior. But the Orioles never made an offer to their cornerstone catcher in free agency this offseason, and Wieters was forced to look forward to the next chapter of his baseball career.

After waiting all offseason for a deal,...

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