He had been on the disabled list since May 11 and had surgery on a strained left hamstring. Before his injury, he had hit .232 with three home runs and seven RBIs in 23 games.
Wieters played two rehab games with Double-A Harrisburg, a day game after a night game. He went 1-for-6 and caught 12 innings. He calls that a “pretty good test” that gives him confidence. The Nationals play the Pirates on Monday night.
Washington’s catchers are last in the National League in batting average (.186), on-base percentage (.276) and slugging percentage (.274).