It's Matt Wieters' time

Baltimore's 25-year-old backstop emerging as one of baseball's best

Updated: May 9, 2012, 3:47 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

BALTIMORE -- Baltimore Orioles catcher Matt Wieters will earn $500,000 this season -- or $3,086.42 per game -- and he'll never make a more compelling case that he's underpaid than he did Sunday afternoon and evening at Fenway Park. On his way to helping the Orioles win 9-6 for a series sweep of the Red Sox, Wieters bonded with nine pitchers over 17 innings and stood tall under duress to slap a tag on Marlon Byrd during a pivotal sequence in the bottom of the 16th.

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