It only took until about a week into spring training, but one of the better catchers in the league finally got a salary:
Matt Wieters deal is 2017 10.5 2018 10.5 with player opt out with Nationals https://t.co/bu4dw9TYc2
— Jim Bowden (@JimBowden_ESPN) February 21, 2017
I’m not sure why it took so long, especially if his value is still that of a competent catcher which it clearly still is considering he was signed by a National League team. Wieters will compete with Derek Norris for playing time, who had just a putrid 2016 campaign by hitting .186 in 415 at-bats.