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Orioles' Matt Wieters leaves game early due to elbow soreness

Baltimore Orioles catcher Matt Wieters left his team's Grapefruit League game against Minnesota on Saturday due to soreness in his right elbow. X-rays didn't reveal any issues for a player who had Tommy John surgery in June 2014, but manager Buck Showalter said Wieters will be re-evaluated Monday.

"It's frustrating, just because of all the surgery and all the rehab that you go through," Wieters said, according to the Baltimore Sun. "You want to feel 100 percent, all the time. But it's something to where I think yesterday, I was more frustrated than anything else. Today, it's kind of accepting it, knowing we'll keep working through it and keep making it stronger. God has a plan for us all, and we'll keep getting it stronger and move forward."

Wieters left for a pinch hitter in the bottom of the first inning after feeling discomfort while attempting to throw out a runner in the top of the first.

"He didn't like the way he felt and just decided not to take any chances," Showalter said.

Wieters underwent more tests on Sunday and said he was "a little stiff, a little sore," according to the Sun.

Wieters caught back to back games just five times and threw out 31 percent of attempted basestealers in 2015. He was a free agent after the season, but he accepted Baltimore's qualifying offer and will be paid $15.8 million this season.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.