Manager Buck Showalter said he'd like to have his Gold Glove, All-Star catcher behind the plate for eight of the Orioles’ next nine games on the upcoming road trip to Oakland, Seattle and Boston.
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“Once she goes into labor, I would be getting on the plane to come back and see the birth of our first child,” the catcher said.
Wieters has started 116 games at catcher this season, more than any other American League catcher. (Arizona’s Miguel Montero has started 120 games and St. Louis’s Yadier Molina 116 heading into Thursday.)