Jered Weaver
SP FA
3 months ago

Weaver announced his retirement Wednesday after spending 12 years in the majors.

EDGE Analysis

Weaver has been battling back from a left hip injury that's kept him off the field since mid-May, but the 34-year-old decided to call it a career after it became apparent that the issue was not going away as quickly as he had hoped. During just nine starts with the Padres, Weaver accumulated a 7.44 ERA and 1.49 WHIP, and has been unable to recapture his form the past few years. Weaver leaves the league having played 11 seasons with the Angels and just a few months with San Diego, totaling 150 wins in over 2,000 innings during his major-league career.

Jered Weaver
SP FA
5 months ago

Weaver (hip) is in San Diego working on his health, Dennis Lin of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

According to Lin, the Padres have given him latitude to explore some things and there is no timetable for his return. It sounds like Weaver's career could be winding down, as there is no rehab assignment scheduled. He can be dropped in almost all formats.

Jered Weaver
SP FA
5 months ago

Weaver (hip) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A El Paso on Thursday, Dennis Lin of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

After clearing a simulated game Friday, Weaver is ready for the next step in his rehab program. No word has come forth as to how long he'll remain on his rehab assignment, although now that's missed about a month of action, it's likely that he'll need at least a couple starts with the Chihuahuas.

Jered Weaver
SP FA
5 months ago

Weaver (hip) threw three innings in a simulated game Friday, Dennis Lin of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Weaver appeared to get through the outing unscathed, making it look like he's very close to returning from the disabled list. No word has come forth as to what the next step in his rehab is or exactly how close he is to returning, although more information should be disclosed once it's revealed how he's feeling the day after the session.

Jered Weaver
SP FA
5 months ago

Weaver (hip) is scheduled to throw to live hitters during a simulated game this weekend, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Weaver is nearing his return from the disabled list, as he has began tossing bullpen sessions and is ready to participate in a simulated game this weekend. It remains to be seen what the Padres will elect to do with the 34-year-old pitcher upon his activation, as he's highly unlikely to rejoin the starting rotation. Weaver posted an abysmal 7.44 ERA and 12 percent strikeout rate during his first nine starts (42.1 innings) this season.

Jered Weaver
SP FA
6 months ago

Weaver (hip) threw a bullpen session Friday, The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Friday's work represents a step in the right direction with Weaver's recovery, but manager Andy Green said he is still not 100 percent, so he is probably not ready to resume game action just yet.

Jered Weaver
SP FA
6 months ago

Weaver (hip) has been able to play catch since landing on the disabled list May 20, but remains without a firm timetable for a return, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. "I don't think there's a hard and fast plan laid out for him at this time, but I don't think we're going to be far off trying to figure out what that plan is," Padres manager Andy Green said. "We were more trying to let his body rest for a week, play catch when he felt good and then start to ramp up activity in the training room and weight room as he's starting to feel better."

EDGE Analysis

It doesn't sound like Weaver's bout with left hip inflammation is anything too worrisome, but the Padres aren't eager to expedite his rehab after he submitted a 7.44 ERA and allowed 16 homers over nine starts before hitting the DL. With the Padres owning the worst record in baseball and not expected to make up ground the rest of the season in the competitive NL West, it wouldn't be surprising if the 34-year-old was designated for assignment once he's healthy, as he wouldn't seem to have much of a future on a rebuilding team.

Jered Weaver
SP FA
6 months ago

Weaver was placed on the 10-day disabled list Saturday with left hip inflammation.

EDGE Analysis

The announcement comes just a day after Weaver was lit up by the Diamondbacks for seven runs in less than one inning of work. He's given up seven runs in three of his last four trips to the mound, so we'll see if a healthy Weaver can turn things around when he returns. It's unclear how long the injury will keep the 34-year-old sidelined, though more should be known once the Padres update his status. Jose Valdez was recalled from Triple-A to take his place on the roster for the time being, while his replacement in the rotation will likely be named sometime before Tuesday.

Jered Weaver
SP FA
6 months ago

Weaver (0-5) was clobbered for seven runs on five hits and two walks while recording only two outs in Friday's 10-1 loss to the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

The 34-year-old may not be long for the Padres rotation after allowing at least seven runs in three of his last four trips to the mound, leaving him with a miserable 7.44 ERA and jaw-dropping 3.4 HR/9 through 42.1 innings. Weaver's next start is scheduled for Thursday on the road against the Mets, but don't be surprised if the team finds someone else to take his spot.

Jered Weaver
SP FA
6 months ago

Weaver tossed six innings of one-run ball Sunday, walking two and striking out three in a loss to the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

The Padres gave up nine runs Sunday, and for the first time in three starts Weaver can safely say it wasn't his fault. It was an outing of firsts for the 34-year-old, as he allowed less than two runs and held his opponents homerless for the first time this season. Even with the strong showing, it would be tough to recommend Weaver and his 6.05 ERA in his next start against the Diamondbacks on Friday.