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Matt Wieters suffered arm injury in ‘household accident’


Free agent catcher Matt Wieters is going to miss some offseason workout time after he suffered a left forearm injury. But this isn’t just any forearm injury — it’s one you would only expect from a pro baseball player.

Dan Connolly of reports that Wieters sustained a cut on his left forearm that required stitches after a “household accident.” Wieters will be sidelined for a while, but he is expected to be able to resume baseball activities at some point in January.

Wieters, 30, is the top free agent catcher on the market. He made four All-Star teams during his eight-year tenure with the Baltimore Orioles and won two gold gloves. He accepted a qualifying offer from the team last winter, but the O’s chose not to extend him one this year.

For whatever reason, these bizarre injuries seem most common among baseball players. Heck, one MLB outfielder managed to injure himself while ordering room service last season. Wieters is fortunate his injury occurred very early in the offseason.

H/T Hardball Talk


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