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Wieters to be called up by Orioles

Updated: May 26, 2009, 9:53 PM ET
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BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Orioles are readying the welcome mat for their much-talked-about prized prospect.

Matt Wieters, the top prospect in the Orioles' organization, will be promoted from the minor leagues to Baltimore on Friday, team president Andy MacPhail said Tuesday.

Wieters played three years at Georgia Tech before being selected by Baltimore with the fifth overall pick in the 2007 amateur draft. The 6-foot-5, switch-hitting catcher split time between Class-A Frederick ...

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