Wieters joins Nationals while Tigers shut out by Orioles
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Matt Wieters finally has a new team. One crazy accident turned his free agency into a harrowing experience.
Wieters cut his left wrist when a five-gallon glass water container broke in his garage on Nov. 1, delaying his offseason preparation — and, he thinks, his chance to find a deal.
“It’s tough finding a team when you can’t do anything baseball-related,” Wieters said Friday.
Wieters agreed to a $21 million, two-year deal worth $10.5 million annually.
Orioles 2, Tigers 0
At Lakeland, Florida, Baltimore starter Tyler Wilson pitched two perfect innings with a strikeout against a near-opening day lineup for Detroit.
Detroit starter Michael Fulmer threw one scoreless inning and Mike Pelfrey allowed one run and two hits in two innings.
Brewers 11, Wis.-Milwaukee 0
At Phoenix, Brewers prospect Lewis Brinson homered twice and drove in four runs, and Scooter Gennett added a solo shot.
Brinson played center field and led off. He was obtained at the trade deadline last year when Milwaukee dealt veteran catcher Jonathan Lucroy to Texas.