Wieters to DL

The Orioles placed catcher Matt Wieters on the 15-day disabled list today with a strained right hamstring. The move is retroactive to July 10.

A corresponding roster move will be announced tomorrow.

The Orioles held a workout at Camden Yards earlier today, and Wieters’ leg must not be responding to rest. Better to go with a full bench.

I’m expecting Craig Tatum and Jake Fox to handle the catching load. The Orioles could recall Josh Bell as an injury replacement.

Bell didn’t play for Triple-A Norfolk after being optioned on Saturday to make room for pitcher Chris Tillman.

Speaking of Norfolk, reliever Jim Hoey has joined the Tides after spending the first half at Double-A Bowie and going 2-0 with a 3.16 ERA and 38 strikeouts in 31 1/3 innings.

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