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DL not likely for Wieters; Pie is day-to-day

DL not likely for Wieters; Pie is day-to-day

ARLINGTON -- Orioles interim manager Juan Samuel said that at this point it doesn't appear that rookie catcher Matt Wieters (right hamstring strain) will have to go on the 15-day disabled list.

Wieters, who came out of Friday's game after stumbling around second base, wasn't in the lineup Saturday and will not play Sunday. He'll have four days off for the All-Star break, and the Orioles are hoping that's enough time for him to recover from his recurring injury.

Wieters said before Saturday's game that he was feeling better, though he was limping noticeably. He told Samuel that he had a similar hamstring in the Minor Leagues and missed six games.

"It's not as bad as it appears," Samuel said. "He's going to be treated over the All-Star break. We'll see when we come back on Thursday. We have a scheduled workout in Baltimore. We'll see how he feels, and if at that point he still needs some time, we might have to make a decision and get us some help."

Outfielder Felix Pie (left quad strain) told Samuel that he was OK to play Saturday, but Samuel said he would try to stay away from the left fielder in these final two games before the break.

"We just want to be careful with him," Samuel said.

Corey Patterson, who hit a game-tying grand slam as the designated hitter in Friday's game, started in left field on Saturday.

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