Wieters sits with discomfort in quad

Wieters sits with discomfort in quad

Wieters sits with discomfort in quad
BALTIMORE -- Matt Wieters was not in Wednesday's starting lineup against the Toronto Blue Jays, as the 25-year-old catcher was dealing with discomfort in his quadriceps, although manager Buck Showalter said the injury doesn't appear serious.

"He had a little, we think, it was a cramp, a little quad discomfort, after the last tour of the bases," Showalter said of Wieters. "We knew he wasn't going to catch today or tomorrow [afternoon], one of the two games. So we gave him an extra day. He came in today feeling pretty good, all things considered. So, we will err on the side of caution there."

According to Showalter, Wieters felt a little tweak during Robert Andino's at-bat in the 10th inning of the Oriole's 6-5 loss to Toronto on Tuesday. Andino was ruled out on a third-strike bunt attempt that landed foul and Wieters -- who was already on third -- scored on Jake Fox's game-tying single.

"Pretty glad that the throw didn't come to the plate," Showalter said, given that Wieters wasn't running at full bore.

Wieters hit his 15th homer of the year Tuesday, his fifth in 13 games, and hit .302 with a .570 slugging percentage in 24 August games.