Jered Weaver SP LAA 4 days ago

Los Angeles Angels pitcher Jered Weaver is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Sunday as he recovers from a hip injury, according to the Orange Country Register. Weaver will likely return from the disabled list within the first week or two of August.

Jered Weaver SP LAA 6 days ago

Los Angeles Angels pitcher Jered Weaver will not return from his hip injury this weekend against the Houston Astros, according to the Orange County Register. Weaver had already told the Angels that he was willing to go out on a rehab assignment or throw a simulated game given that his hip is not ready.

Jered Weaver SP LAA 3 weeks ago

Weaver (hip) threw a simulated game Saturday, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

Weaver has progressed from bullpen sessions to sim games, suggesting he could be ready to rejoin the rotation immediately after the All-Star break. With Andrew Heaney thriving thus far, the Angels have a tough to decision to make when looking at who Weaver will replace. The team may end up demoting Matt Shoemaker from the rotation, even though he was fantastic as a rookie last year. The Angels might also consider trading one of their starters for a batter, though Weaver and his 10/5 veto rights probably wouldn't be part of that discussion.

Jered Weaver SP LAA 3 weeks ago

Weaver (left hip inflammation) threw on flat ground Tuesday and is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Wednesday, the Associated Press reports.

He will be evaluated before the All-Star break to determine if he will need a rehab start before rejoining the Angels. Once Weaver is deemed ready to return, he will likely take Matt Shoemaker's rotation spot, as Andrew Heaney has been the team's best pitcher over the past two weeks.

Jered Weaver SP LAA 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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.