Matt Wieters will test his injured elbow Friday

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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.

Anthony Rendon fan interaction video looked into by MLB

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OAKLAND, Calif. – Major League Baseball is looking into a video circulating on social media that appears to show Los Angeles Angels third baseman Anthony Rendon grab a fan by the shirt through the bleacher guardrails after Thursday night’s game in Oakland, a league spokesperson said Friday.

Rendon looks to have grabbed the fan’s shirt near his chest through the bars of the railing and exchanged words with him before appearing to take a swipe at the bill of the man’s ballcap and walking into the tunnel.

Angels spokesman Adam Chodzko says the team has no comment. The Angels do not play Friday, but the club expects Rendon to address the video Saturday in the clubhouse before the game against the Oakland Athletics in Oakland.

The video shows the fan, dressed in A’s colors, approach the railing as Rendon turns toward him from the tunnel walkway below. Rendon then appears to grab the man’s shirt and ask him what he just said, accusing the fan of calling him a derogatory term before swiping at his ballcap.

The A’s won the game 2-1.