Wieters homers in return to lineup

Wieters homers in return to lineup

BALTIMORE -- Matt Wieters returned to the lineup on Sunday after resting his sore right biceps for two consecutive games.

Wieters, who came into Sunday's game stuck in a 1-for-30 slump, said pain is part of the 162-game season, but they wanted to be careful with this situation.

Wieters made his presence known in his return, blasting a three-run homer in the third inning.

"You're going to take nicks and bruises, and get soreness," Wieters said. "There's no question. This was just that step above soreness, where we thought that it'd be a little wise to take some more time off and not risk an injury that could put you on the DL."

Since that's also Wieters' throwing arm, there's probably more caution being exercised.

Taylor Teagarden caught the last two games, but he missed the first half of the season with back problems, and Showalter said he really was trying to avoid having him catch three straight days.