Matt Wieters C BAL 4 Hrs

Wieters made his spring debut and went 0-for-3 as the designated hitter in Wednesday's loss to the Tigers.

Wieters threw before the game, but he will not appear as the catcher for another couple of weeks. The throwing program seems to be going well, manager Buck Showalter told MASN Sports.

Matt Wieters C BAL 4 Days

Wieters (elbow) will be behind the plate for Sunday's intrasquad game, Baltimore Sun reports.

Wieters won't catch in actual spring games until he's cleared to throw at 100 percent around the middle of March, but he will catch in simulated scenarios for the time being. He will begin the process of building his innings behind the plate Sunday, catching two innings, with the hope of being able to catch five-to-seven frames right away once cleared for Grapefruit League action.

Matt Wieters C BAL 12 Days

Wieters (elbow) caught bullpen sessions and hit from both sides of the plate Friday, MASN Sports reports.Wieters is focused on his receiving at the plate and he probably did not even throw the ball back to the pitcher. He will be broken in slowly, and while it is good Wieters is back behind the plate, it will be several weeks before he truly plays defense at the position.

Matt Wieters C BAL 14 Days

Wieters (elbow) will be the team's DH to start spring training, MLB Network Radio reports.Wieters appears to be making good progress as he returns from Tommy John surgery last June, but his return behind the plate may be a bit delayed. Manager Buck Showalter indicated that Wieters would remain the DH for at least the first two weeks of spring training, so while he's on track to return by Opening Day, it could be in a limited capacity initially.

Matt Wieters C BAL 1 Month

Wieters (elbow) stretched out his throwing program to 150 feet earlier this week, MASN Sports reports.

Wieters appears to be on schedule in his bid to return by Opening Day. While he has had no setbacks in his rehabilitation, Wieters did suggest that he may not be able to catch games initially in spring training. It is reasonable to think Wieters could get himself into Opening Day form in less than a month, so it could be early-to-mid-March before we find out if Wieters is actually behind schedule by not getting game action in spring training.

Matt Wieters C BAL 2 Months

Wieters agreed to a one-year, $8.3 million contract with the Orioles on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Jerry Crasnick of reports.

Because Wieters was limited to just 26 games last season due to an elbow injury that ultimately required Tommy John surgery, he will receive a relatively modest bump in salary (from $7.7 million) in his third year of arbitration. The 28-year-old just threw from 120 feet Monday for the first time since his procedure.

Matt Wieters C BAL 2 Months

Wieters (elbow) will throw from 120 feet Monday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery last June, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

It's not clear how much longer Wieters will need to recover from his elbow injury, but he is set to take an important step in the process Monday. Wieters' agent, Scott Boras, is optimistic that his client will be ready for Opening Day, but that probably will not be known for certain until sometime in spring training.

Matt Wieters C BAL 2 Months

Wieters (elbow) has been throwing for about three weeks in his return from Tommy John surgery, MASN Sports reports.

Wieters remains questionable for Opening Day and the Orioles recently claimed Ryan Lavarnway off waivers as a backup plan.We do not know the extent of Wieters' throwing plan at the moment, but we should learn more about how aggressive he has been throwing in the offseason as we get closer to pitchers and catchers reporting.

Matt Wieters C BAL 3 Months

Wieters (elbow) is on schedule and doctors say there is a "good chance" he's ready for Opening Day, Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports.

The 28-year-old was just recently cleared to begin a light throwing program after a follow-up with Dr. James Andrews, who performed his Tommy John surgery in May. His progress in the months ahead will ultimately determine his availability for the start of the regular season, but if Wieters isn't quite ready, Caleb Joseph would likely serve as the Opening Day starter behind the plate for Baltimore.

Matt Wieters C BAL 3 Months

Wieters (elbow) has begun a light throwing program after Dr. James Andrews gave him a green light in mid-November, MASN Sports reports.

Wieters is targeting a return on Opening Day and that has been the plan after he had Tommy John surgery in June. Wieters enters his final year under team control in 2015 and he will certainly be motivated in a contract year.