Report: Nats Agree With Catcher Matt Wieters
WASHINGTON — The Nationals have reportedly agreed to a deal with free-agent catcher Matt Wieters, per several sources. Jon Heyman was the first with news of the deal, and Ken Rosenthal and Chelsea Janes were the first to report the signing was official.
Wieters, who has played his entire eight-year career with the Baltimore Orioles, is a four-time All-Star and two-time Gold Glove Award winner. Over the course of his career, he has a .256/.318/.421 line with 117 home runs, 437 RBIs, 355 runs, 157 doubles, 285 walks and 651 strikeouts. He’s also a plus defensive catcher, with a 7.0 dWAR for his career
He has struggled to stay healthy in recent seasons. He played in 124 games in 2016 and earned an All-Star nod with a line of .243/.302/.409 to go with 17 home runs, 66 RBIs, 48 runs,…