35 Facts About Matt Wieters

1. Matt Wieters is married to his longtime sweetheart Maria Wieters.

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2. Matt Wieters is guaranteed an annual total salary of $10.5million at the end of each of his 2 years deal with Washington Nationals.

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3. On February 24, 2017, Matt Wieters signed for his current and second Major league baseball team.

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4. In 2012, Matt Wieters was listed again in the All-star game for the second year in a row.

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5. At the time of his debut, Matt Wieters was 23 years and 8 days old.

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6. Matt Wieters made his professional Major league baseball debut on May 29, 2009, for Baltimore Orioles against Detroit Tigers.

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7. Matt Wieters was named a first-team All-American in 2006 by Baseball America.

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8. Matt Wieters has a record of being one of only three Yellow Jackets players in history to be named first-team All-American on not less than two occasions.

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9. Matt Wieters is a professional baseball catcher, born in Goose Creek, South Carolina, United States.

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10. Matt Wieters is one of few baseball players capable of batting on both sides.

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11. Matt Wieters was a recipient of Scherzer's theories for much of 2018 while injured and marooned on the bench.

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12. On February 24, 2017, Matt Wieters signed a one-year, $10.5 million contract with the Washington Nationals.

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13. Matt Wieters ended his regular season having played in 124 games, slashing.

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14. Matt Wieters was the first Oriole catcher since 1991 to have a 5-hit game and only the third catcher in Orioles history to do so.

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15. Matt Wieters collected 69 hits, eight home runs, and drove in 25 runs.

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16. Matt Wieters began the 2015 season on the 15-day disabled list in an effort to continue recovering from last year's Tommy John surgery.

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17. On June 16, the Orioles announced that Matt Wieters would undergo Tommy John elbow reconstruction surgery the next day, ending his 2014 campaign.

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18. Matt Wieters was the first Oriole to hit a walk off grand slam since Harold Baines in 1999.

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19. On July 1, 2012, Matt Wieters was selected to represent the Orioles in the All Star Game for the second consecutive year.

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20. Matt Wieters earned a Fielding Bible Award and a Gold Glove in 2011 as the best defensive catcher in MLB, and American League, respectively.

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21. Matt Wieters changed his jersey number after his rookie season from 15 to 32, which was what he wore in college at Georgia Tech.

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22. Matt Wieters hit his first career home run June 17, 2009 against the Mets, a two-run home run off of Mets starter Tim Redding.

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23. Matt Wieters played his first Major League game on Friday May 29, 2009, against the Detroit Tigers.

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24. Matt Wieters was selected to play in the Fall League's Rising Stars game.

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25. Matt Wieters participated in the 2008 Arizona Fall League season, playing for the Surprise Rafters.

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26. Matt Wieters earned the 2008 Minor League Player of the Year honors from Baseball America.

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27. Matt Wieters gained a midseason promotion to the Double-A Bowie Baysox.

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28. Matt Wieters attended 2008 spring training with the Orioles, starting the season with their Class A affiliate the Frederick Keys.

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29. Matt Wieters was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles with the 5th overall pick of the 2007 amateur draft and signed a contract with a $6 million signing bonus on August 15, 2007.

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30. Matt Wieters served as Tech's primary closer for his first two years and as one of two closers his junior season.

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31. Matt Wieters finished 2007 having played in 169 consecutive games.

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32. Matt Wieters is one of just three players in Georgia Tech history to earn first-team All-America honors on at least two occasions.

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33. Matt Wieters was born on May 21, 1986 in Goose Creek, South Carolina.

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34. Matt Wieters played for the Orioles through the 2016 season before becoming a free agent.

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35. Matt Wieters played college baseball for Georgia Tech and was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles with the fifth overall selection in the 2007 MLB draft.

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