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Wieters earns break after marathon duty

Wieters earns break after marathon duty

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Wieters earns break after marathon duty
KANSAS CITY -- Orioles manager Buck Showalter had a preliminary plan to pencil in Matt Wieters as his starting catcher on Thursday. But the plan changed after Wieters worked 15 innings in a 4-3 win over the Royals on Wednesday night.

That marathon game meant Luis Exposito drew a start behind the plate in the series finale at Kauffman Stadium.

"We were thinking about doubling [Wieters] up if we had a short game," Showalter said. "I looked at J.R. (bench coach John Russell) in the 11th inning and said 'I guess that idea about Wieters isn't happening.'"

Wieters played in 35 of Baltimore's first 38 games.

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