Orioles catcher Matt Wieters is scheduled to play catch Friday for the first time since Dr. James Andrews shut him down from throwing after examining his injured elbow.
Wieters hasn’t played since May 10, hasn’t been behind the plate since May 4, and Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports that Friday’s session will be merely “light catch,” so he’s a long way from potentially coming off the disabled list.
Baltimore was worried enough about Wieters’ status to trade for San Diego catcher Nick Hundley earlier this week and it’s possible that whenever Wieters does return it’ll be as primarily a designated hitter.
Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner and SS/CF Chris Taylor have been named co-MVPs of the NLCS, J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group reports.
Turner hit .333/.478/.667 with four singles, two home runs, and five walks across 23 plate appearances in the NLCS. He hit a walk-off three-run home run off of John Lackey in the ninth inning to win Game 2 for the Dodgers.
Taylor hit .316/.458/.789 with two singles, a double, a triple, two home runs, and five walks in 24 NLCS plate appearances. He hit a go-ahead solo home run in Game 1. He hit another go-ahead solo homer in Game 3 and later added an RBI triple.