Orioles' Wieters on disabled list with sore hamstring

BALTIMORE (Reuters) - Baltimore Orioles catcher Matt Wieters, who has struggled this year in trying to repeat his impressive rookie campaign, suffered another setback as a strained right hamstring landed him on the disabled list.

The Orioles placed the former fifth-overall draft pick from 2007 on the 15-day disabled list on Thursday after he injured himself stumbling around second base in a July 9 game, the team said on its website (

The 24-year-old had a .245 batting average and 29 RBIs in 77 games this season for a woeful Orioles team that has the worst record in Major League Baseball (29-59) and trail the New York Yankees by 27 games in the American League East division.

Last season, Wieters averaged .288 and had 43 RBIs in 96 games.

(Writing by Frank Pingue in Toronto, Editing by John O'Brien)