Initial reports on Friday, quoting anonymous sources, said Matt Wieters would exercise his $10.5M player option and return for a second season in D.C. Subsequent reports on the decision for the 31-year-old backstop, including one quoting Wieters’ agent, Scott Boras, said no decision has been made. So will the veteran catcher come back to D.C. in 2018? In disputing the original reports, Boras told MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand that what his client, “... does for a pitching staff is off the charts & in great demand." What he did at the plate last season, however... well, “... what he does for a pitching staff is off the charts & in great demand." Boras didn’t say that last part, of course. On to the links... Also, don’t forget, the AFL Fall Stars Game is on the MLB Network tonight... and on MLB.com.
Source: Matt Wieters intends to exercise his $10.5 million player option for 2018, remain with Nationals.— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) November 3, 2017
Scott Boras said Wieters is still weighing his options re: option. “What he does for a pitching staff is off the charts & in great demand."— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) November 3, 2017
Update: am now hearing Matt Wieters exercising 2018 option is not at all a done deal. Nothing official either way, no decision made.— Chelsea Janes (@chelsea_janes) November 4, 2017
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