Bud Norris and Matt Wieters were set for their final minor league rehab starts Tuesday night in Norfolk. The weather did not cooperate.
About an hour before the scheduled 7:05 p.m., start, the Tides announced the game with Gwinnett would not be played. Instead, Norris and Wieters will play in the first game of a Wednesday doubleheader at 5:05 p.m.
Norris, who was originally supposed to throw 100 pitches, will probably throw 65-70 according to the Virginian Pilot.
In his first rehab start at Norfolk, Norris, who is on the disabled list with bronchitis, allowed nine runs on 12 hits in 2 2/3 innings. In his second for Bowie, he allowed four runs in five innings. He’s scheduled to throw about 100 pitches.
Wieters caught three games for Bowie, and once the plan was made for Norris to pitch in Norfolk, it was decided that the catcher who is rehabbing from last June’s Tommy John surgery, would work with him. Originally, Wieters was supposed to play at Frederick on Monday and Norfolk on Wednesday.
Norris and Wieters are scheduled to join the Orioles after Wednesday’s game though there is the possibility that Wieters could be the designated hitter in the second game of the doubleheader.
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