Wieters on the way?

The time is coming. Nobody knows exactly when super-prospect Matt Wieters will make his Major League debut, but there’s a sense that the day isn’t too far away. Wieters, a switch-hitting catcher, is batting .291 with a .398 on-base percentage for Triple-A Norfolk, and Baltimore manager Dave Trembley was asked about his progress on Tuesday.

“Matt Wieters is healthy,” he said. “We’re aware of what he’s doing. I’m sure his time is coming. I just don’t know when. I think we’d all have to be living in a cave somewhere to not be aware of his progress and follow what he’s doing. I can’t speculate or say when he’s going to join our club. Right now, he’s playing for our Triple-A club and doing quite well.”

Wieters, who started slow and had to contend with a hamstring injury at one point, has been rounding into form recently. Wieters, the fifth overall selection in the 2007 First-Year Player Draft, is batting .333 with a .442 on-base mark through 11 games in May.


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