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Matt Wieters has been activated from the 10-day IL on Friday. Andrew Knizner was optioned to the Cards alternate site in a corresponding move.
Wieters has been on the shelf since August 20th with a left great toe contusion. He's only had 12 at-bats so far this year, going hitless. He'll spell Yadier Molina but obviously holds no fantasy value.
Matt Wieters was placed on the 10-day IL with a left great toe contusion according to the Cardinals.
Yadier Molina was activated from the IL in a subsequent move so the Cards will be fine without Wieters services. He really struggled in limited action this year, going hitless in 12 at-bats.
Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports the Cardinals have re-signed Matt Wieters to a one-year, $2 million contract.
Wieters can earn an additional $1 million in incentives. He will once again be the primary backup for Yadier Molina this season. In 67 games last year Wieters hit .214 with 11 homers.
Matt Wieters hit a two-run home run in his only at-bat Wednesday in the Cardinals' victory over the Nationals.
Wieters' playing time took a significant hit after Yadier Molina's return from the injured list. He's been relatively disappointing in 2019, batting .220 with 11 home runs and 25 RBI in 159 at-bats.
Matt Wieters went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run in Thursday's win over the Cubs.
Wieters went deep in the sixth off Derek Holland for his 10th of the season. He's batting .238 with a .789 OPS. With Yadier Molina's return on the horizon, Wieters will shift back to a backup role.