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The Baltimore Orioles offered All-Star catcher Matt Wieters a multi-year contract extension recently, but there is no evidence that a deal is "anywhere close" to being reached, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.
Heyman notes that it's believed that the offer is for at least five years, but the monetary terms remain unknown. He adds that the ceiling for long-term catching contracts was recently raised when the San Francisco Giants signed Buster Posey a nine-year, $167 million extension.
Wieters later told Dan Connolly of The Baltimore Sun that he isn't familiar with a contract offer from the Orioles. His mind is currently on producing and helping the O's return to the playoffs.
Wieters will earn $5.5 million this season. The two-time Gold Glove Award-winner can reach the free agent market following the 2015 season. The 26-year-old owns a career batting line of .261/.329/.423 over parts of five seasons in the majors.
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