Jered Weaver SP LAA 3 days ago

Weaver (hip) threw a full bullpen session Wednesday, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

Two days after his first bullpen session since landing on the DL, Weaver got right back at it, this time incorporating all of his pitches. He said it went well and that he will throw another one Saturday. While Weaver appears to making strong progress, the Angels have effectively ruled him out through the All-Star break.

Jered Weaver SP LAA 4 days ago

Weaver (hip) threw a 20-pitch bullpen session Monday, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.

He threw all fastballs during Monday's session, and the plan for Weaver includes another bullpen session in the coming days where he'll mix in all of his pitches. Currently, he's expected to return to the Anaheim rotation after the All-Star break.

Jered Weaver SP LAA 2 weeks ago

The Angels don't expect Weaver (hip) to return until after the All-Star break, MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez reports.

Though the Angels are ruling out a return for the right-hander in the 15-day minimum, Weaver could miss as few as two starts due to a favorable schedule that will allow the team to get by without a fifth starter in the next few weeks. Manager Mike Scioscia said that Weaver would be barred from throwing for the next five days before team doctors re-evaluate him and determine if he's ready to start up a program of activities. The Angels appear to be eyeing Cory Rasmus (core muscle surgery), who is currently on a rehab assignment at Triple-A Salt Lake, as the top candidate to replace Weaver in the rotation.

Jered Weaver SP LAA 2 weeks ago

Weaver (hip) underwent an MRI on Monday that revealed no muscle tearing, Jeff Fletcher of the OC Register reports.

Weaver, who hit the DL on Sunday with inflammation in his left hip, will be shut down for the next five days in hopes that the swelling will subside. The MRI results obviously come as a relief to the Angels, as Weaver may have required surgery had tearing been present.

Jered Weaver SP LAA 2 weeks ago

Weaver was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday due to left hip inflammation.

Weaver took the loss in Saturday's outing, but didn't appear to show any physical limitations at the time. Perhaps the ailment has contributed to yet another significant drop in fastball velocity this season, but only time will tell if that's the case. With a team off day scheduled for Thursday, the Angels should be able to get through one more turn on a four-man rotation, and a decision on a fifth starter will likely be made after that.

Jered Weaver SP LAA 2 weeks ago

Weaver took the loss Saturday, allowing four runs on six hits and a walk over 5.2 innings while striking out four.

He's now 4-8 with a 4.75 ERA on the season, with an average fastball velocity that has dropped below 85 mph, and while Weaver's long track record of effectiveness will likely convince the Angels to keep him in their rotation a while longer yet, there's little reason for fantasy players to give him the same long leash. His next start, if you need to take the risk, comes on Friday, at home to the Mariners.

Jered Weaver SP LAA 3 weeks ago

Weaver gave up five runs (four earned) on eight hits over seven innings and took the loss Monday against Arizona to fall to 4-7. He struck out two and walked four.

Weaver gave up two more home runs Monday and has now allowed 16 on the season, putting him in a four-way tie for most among starting pitchers. Weaver has just 45 strikeouts in 91 innings, and the resulting 4.4 K/9 would be a career worst by two full points. Expect the dinger parade to continue as long he's allowing such consistent contact.

Jered Weaver SP LAA 3 weeks ago

Weaver (4-6) gave up four runs and eight hits over 7.2 innings in Wednesday's loss to the Rays. He struck out one and walked three.

With Wednesday's loss, Weaver fell to 4-1 in six starts at Tropicana Field. The 32-year-old has seen his ERA rise year after year, and this season, he sports a career-worst 4.61 ERA. Weaver lost for the second game in a row and he'll look to bounce back in his next scheduled start Monday against the Diamondbacks.

Jered Weaver SP LAA 1 month ago

Weaver allowed seven runs on nine hits, he did not walk a batter and struck out two over 5.2 innings of an 8-7 loss to the Yankees on Friday night.

The pummeling broke a string of five consecutive quality starts, but he had been ducking away from hard hit balls over most of that. Weaver (4-5, 4.60 ERA) works with just a mid 80s fastball and relies exclusively on command and keeping hitters off balance at this stage of his career. He's a wily veteran, but his severely depleted repertoire makes him a very risky play in fantasy circles.

Jered Weaver SP LAA 1 month ago

Weaver (4-4) worked around nine hits over 6.1 innings Saturday against Detroit, giving up three runs while striking out three without a walk in an 8-6 victory.

The resurgence continues for Weaver, who's now delivered five straight quality starts, going 4-0 with a 23:5 K:BB in that span. He's still giving up too many hits -- the league's .255 average against him is the worst mark he's posted since 2007 -- but Weaver's still been junkballing effectively. He'll get the Yankees on Friday.