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05/29/2009 3:18 PM ET
Orioles select contract of CA Matt Wieters
CA Chad Moeller designated for assignment
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The Orioles today announced that they have selected the contract of CA MATT WIETERS from Triple-A Norfolk. To make room for Wieters on the roster, the club also announced that CA CHAD MOELLER has been designated for assignment.

The Orioles' first round pick (and fifth selection overall) in the 2007 First Year Player Draft, Wieters batted .305 (43-141) with nine doubles, two triples, five home runs, 25 runs and 30 RBI in 39 games with Triple-A Norfolk this season. He hit safely in 11 of his last 12 games with the Tides, batting .391 (18-46) with two doubles, two triples, four home runs and 18 RBI over the span. The switch-hitter played in 20 games for the Orioles in spring training, batting .333 (13-39) with four doubles, a home run and five RBI.

Wieters split the 2008 season between Single-A Frederick and Double-A Bowie, batting a combined .355 (155-437) with 27 home runs and 91 RBI in 130 games. He earned the Brooks Robinson Award as the Orioles' Minor League Player of the Year and was named as Baseball America's Player of the Year after the season.

A native of Charleston, South Carolina, Wieters was a two-time first-team All-America selection during his college career at Georgia Tech. He was also one of three finalists for the 2007 Johnny Bench Award as the top collegiate catcher and was a semi-finalist for the USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award, given to the national's top college player.

Moeller batted .200 (10-50) with two runs, a triple, one home run and two RBI in 15 games for Baltimore.

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