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Matt Wieters Ready to Hit the Big Leagues

Published by on May 26, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

The Baltimore Orioles are finally about to give their fans what they wanted.

According to ESPN.com, the Orioles are ready to purchase the contract of 23-year-old catcher Matt Wieters. The heavily anticipated super-prospect is expected to be called up to the Major Leagues on May 29. Wieters will be facing the Detroit Tigers in his debut.

Currently sitting in last place in the American League East with a record of 19-26, the Orioles are looking to bring an offensive spark to the lineup. They have scored the fewest runs in the powerful AL East with 216, and have surrendered the most runs with 264.

Wieters will be depended on to make an immediate impact in the lineup. In becoming the primary catcher, eit...

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