Wieters undergoes MRI scan on elbow

Baltimore Orioles catcher Matt Wieters underwent an MRI scan on his elbow on Monday morning.

Wieters complained of pain in his right elbow on Saturday and was removed from his side’s exhibition game against the Minnesota Twins after one inning.

Wieters had X-rays after being pulled from the game, but they revealed no damage. On Sunday, he underwent treatment and had further scans, all of which came back normal.

Even though the swelling and soreness in his elbow had begun to subside on Monday, the 29-year-old still had an MRI as a precaution.

“He lost some of the soreness,” Orioles manager Buck Showalter told reporters. “The swelling is gone for the most part.”

It has still not been confirmed whether the MRI scan showed any damage in Wieters’ elbow.

Wieters has suffered from elbow problems in the past and underwent Tommy John surgery in 2014. As a result, he has been limited to just 101 games in the past two seasons.

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