DTDJered Weaver
SP SD
4 days ago

Weaver said he's "dealing with a little dead arm," but doesn't expect it to impact his status for the opening series, A.J. Cassavell of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Weaver has apparently had the same issue multiple times before, so it doesn't seem like it's anything overly serious. Assuming it's the same issue he's dealt with in the past, it doesn't appear that he's in jeopardy of missing his first start of the season, but it's something we'll monitor.

DTDJered Weaver
SP SD
2 weeks ago

Weaver is a possibility to make the Padres' Opening Day start, according to manager Andy Green, A.J. Cassavell of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Of course, Green added Jhoulys Chacin, Clayton Richard and "others" to the mix, per Cassavell, so this situation remains messy. Weaver could benefit from a move to the National League, yet he's been so hittable the last few years that it may not matter. No Padres starting pitcher stands out as a must-draft option in mixed leagues, though NL-only drafters can weigh in on a piece of the rotation with few strings attached.

DTDJered Weaver
SP SD
3 weeks ago

Weaver made his first Cactus League appearance in a San Diego uniform Monday. He tossed two innings of one-run ball while allowing four hits and striking out one in a win over the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

The Padres brought Weaver in to shore up a poor rotation. The move to pitcher-friendly Petco Park improves his prospects slightly, but the soft-tossing righty doesn't have enough velocity (84.0 mph average fastball velocity in 2016) to generate enough strikeouts (5.2 K/9 in 2016). At this point of his career, Weaver relies on keeping opposing hitters off-balance by relying on his off-speed pitches (66.8 percent) more than his diminishing fastball (33.2 percent). He has the moxie to churn out some quality starts this year, but outside of the deepest formats, he is simply too risky to be relied upon outside of spot starts.

DTDJered Weaver
SP SD
3 weeks ago

Weaver says he will make his spring debut Monday, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Weaver will finally get his chance on the mound this spring after signing a one-year deal with the Padres last month. The veteran southpaw has been increasing his pitching activity lately as he competes for a spot in the starting rotation. Weaver has spent the first 11 years of his career with the Angels, but is coming off a disappointing season in which he posted a 5.06 ERA and allowed 37 home runs in 31 starts.

DTDJered Weaver
SP SD
3 weeks ago

Weaver faced live batters Thursday and could make his spring training debut next week, MLB.com's AJ Cassavell reports.

EDGE Analysis

The recently signed Weaver has been ramping up his activity since reporting during the first week of spring training. He figures to compete for one of the final spots in the Padres' rotation once he's ready for game action, which could be as soon as next week. The former ace of the Angels is coming off his worst professional season in which he posted a 5.06 ERA and had one of the lowest average fastball velocities in baseball, clocking in at 83.0 miles per hour.

DTDJered Weaver
SP SD
1 month ago

Weaver will sign a one-year deal with the Padres on Monday, pending a physical, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

EDGE Analysis

He spent the first 11 years of his career with the Angels, where he was a three-time All-Star selection and compiled a 3.55 career ERA. Weaver's production has dropped off significantly in the past two seasons, however, and he posted a career-worst 5.06 ERA in 31 starts last year. Even worse, he gave up a league-leading 37 home runs. Nonetheless, the Padres gain a workhorse in Weaver; the veteran has started at least 24 games in each of his last 10 seasons and is averaging 214 innings per year. The right-hander should get plenty of opportunities, but don't expect any fantasy magic from the veteran.

DTDJered Weaver
SP SD
6 months ago

Weaver (back) will not start Sunday against the Astros, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander was holding out hope that he could start the season finale but Weaver said Saturday that his back "is not responding as much as it did before." A replacement was not immediately named but Ricky Nolasco would be an option on normal rest. While Weaver's tenure with the Angels is likely over, he said he is not retiring.

DTDJered Weaver
SP SD
6 months ago

Weaver (back) is still considered questionable for Sunday's start, the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Back tightness forced Weaver off the mound Monday after 71 pitches. While he said immediately following that game that he expected to start the season finale, Weaver seemed a little less certain Friday, saying his status hinged on how he felt coming out of his bullpen session. Jhoulys Chacin is considered the top candidate to fill in should Weaver get scratched.

DTDJered Weaver
SP SD
6 months ago

Weaver exited Monday's start after five innings with tightness in his lower back.

EDGE Analysis

Weaver only tossed 71 pitches and left the game with a 1-0 lead. At this time the Angels haven't divulged whether or not Weaver will be able to make his last projected start of the season.

DTDJered Weaver
SP SD
6 months ago

Weaver (12-12) was the winning pitcher in Wednesday's 5-4 victory over Texas, surrendering four runs on six hits while walking two and striking out six.

EDGE Analysis

The Angels offense picked up the veteran right-hander in his 30th start of the season, making up for their starting pitcher's last outing, a quality start against the Blue Jays, when he pitched six innings of two-run ball. While Weaver's peripherals are eerily consistent with last season's campaign, albeit a slight statistical regression in 2016, the former Cy Young runner-up has collected five more wins for the club while sporting a 5.20 ERA.