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The Baltimore Orioles have gotten a lot out of Matt Wieters over the past few seasons, as he has developed into one of the better catchers in baseball. However, this is turning into a problem for the Orioles, as the team's budget is tight and Wieters is going through arbitration and may eventually be looking for an extension.
Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports has reported that he has heard that the team is open to moving Wieters, and Rosenthal even went as far as calling the move necessary because of the team's coming payroll crunch.
While there have not been many teams that Wieters has been linked to thus far, Bleacher Report's own Joe Giglio has brought up the possibility of the Orioles sending Wieters to the Oakland Athletics for Jarrod Parker.
With the success of Sonny Gray, the return of Brett Anderson and the signing of Scott Kazmir, per Jane Lee of MLB.com, the Athletics may look to trade a pitcher. Parker would bolster the Orioles rotation and allow them to continue to compete in the American League East, while Wieters would bring power to the Athletics lineup.