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Matt Wieters headed to see Dr. James Andrews

If ever there was a sign that this is truly the year of the Tommy John surgery, now even position players aren’t safe.

Baltimore Orioles catcher Matt Wieters is off to see Dr. James Andrews because of an ailing elbow on his throwing arm. Per Brittany Ghiroli of

Wieters missed a game in Toronto two weeks ago with what he described as right forearm soreness, but was back in the lineup the following day. Wieters said he first felt that discomfort throwing to second base during one of the team’s cold night games in Boston last month.

Wieters entered 2014 looking for a big bounce back season. So far so good, as Wieters is batting .337/.372/.570 with five home runs and 18 driven in. It will be a huge blow to the Orioles and to Wieters if his injury requires a course of action as serious as a Tommy John operation.

The team will hope for the rare bit of good news when it comes to appointments with Dr. James Andrews, who has been one busy man this baseball season.

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