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Matt Wieters close to signing with Nationals
The Nationals are close to signing Matt Wieters, according to Jon Heyman of Fanrag Sports.
It's about time. Since rejecting the qualifying offer from the Orioles, Wieters has been a perfect fit for the Nationals lineup, one lacking in a starting catcher as well as catching depth. His fantasy value should be similar to that in 2015-2016, if not better.
Matt Wieters signs with the Washington Nationals
Free-agent C Matt Wieters has signed a two-year/$21M deal with the Washington Nationals with a player opt out after year one.
Wieters hit .246 last season with 17 home runs, 66 RBI, and a .302 OBP in 423 at-bats. Washington has a great lineup and Wieters will thrive with the players around him. The question becomes, what will the time-share be between former all-star Derek Norris and incumbent signee Matt Wieters. Defintily a position battle to follow during spring-training.
Matt Wieters drawing interest from Angels
Matt Wieters is drawing interest from the Los Angeles Angels. Wieters is a free agent this offseason after spending his career with the Baltimore Orioles.
The Angels currently have a pair of backup catchers on their roster, so they could be a suitor for Wieters. The market has been slow to develop for the veteran catcher. While he's been a productive offensive player for a backstop, he hasn't lived up to his hype as a prospect and there are questions surrounding his defense. Still, he should be fantasy relevant at a historically thin position in 2017 considering what he's shown at the plate in recent years.
Matt Wieters goes deep twice
Matt Wieters had a big day on Sunday, going 2-for-4 with two homers and four RBI. The Orioles won their season finale 5-2 over the Yankees.
Wieters hit homers from both sides of the plate on Sunday. The veteran catcher finishes 2016 with a .243 average, 17 homers, and 66 RBI.
Matt Wieters picks up two hits
Matt Wieters went 2-for-3 on Tuesday with two singles, but the Blue Jays beat Baltimore 5-1.
Wieters is now slashing .243/.303/.402 with 15 homers and 61 RBI. The veteran catcher is hitting .429 over the past seven days as he's heating up during the final week of the season.
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