Nationals C Wieters undergoes hamstring surgery

Washington Nationals catcher Matt Wieters underwent surgery Wednesday on his ailing left hamstring, the team announced Thursday.

No timetable for his return was disclosed. Wieters, who strained his hamstring rounding first base on a single, had already been placed on the disabled list last Friday and will be re-evaluated by the team’s medical staff when he returns to Washington.

Wieters is batting .231 with three home runs and seven RBIs in 23 games this season. His first season with the Nats last year was his worst in the majors, as he hit .225 with 10 home runs and 52 RBIs in 123 games, all career lows when playing in at least that many games.

Wieters also spent a stint on the disabled list earlier this season with an oblique injury. In his absences, the Nats have primarily used Pedro Severino at catcher. Spencer Kieboom has served as the team’s backup since Wieters hit the DL last week.

–Field Level Media

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