Orioles, Wieters avoid arbitration with one-year contract

February 06, 2014 | WNST Staff


The Orioles announced Thursday that they have agreed to terms with catcher Matt Wieters on a one-year contract, thus avoiding arbitration.

Wieters, 27, batted .235/.287/.417 with 22 home runs and 79 RBI in 148 games for the Orioles in 2013 and threw out 35 percent of potential base stealers (24 of 68).

In his five seasons with the Orioles, Wieters has batted .255/.319/.420 with 87 homers and 328 RBI in 657 games.