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36 Jered Weaver SP
Height/Weight: 6-7/210 | Birthdate: 10/4/1982 | Birthplace: Northridge, CA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Los Angeles | College: Long Beach State | MLB Experience: 9 | Salary: $16,200,000 | Owned/Started%: 96/78 | Average Draft Position: 78.07
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Angels pitcher Andrew Heaney likely to be sent to Triple-A


(3/29/2015) Angels manager Mike Scioscia has indicated that pitcher Andrew Heaney will begin the season in Triple-A, according to MLB.com.

The team's top pitching prospect, Heaney has allowed 13 earned runs in 14.0 innings (8.36 ERA) in four starts this spring.

The Angels are expected to open the season with a four-man rotation that will included Jered Weaver, Matt Shoemaker, C.J. Wilson and Hector Santiago.

Starter Garrett Richards is recovering from knee surgery.

"One of the things is, a lot of guys who are playing well, it might come down to what the fit is on the team. So there's a couple different ways," Scioscia said. "There's some things that might happen that might affect somebody's standing on the team in a positive or negative way, just to get the whole roster to be as deep as you can."


Angels 'most likely' to start year with four starting pitchers


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/29/2015) Angels manager Mike Scioscia thinks he will start the season with a short staff, reports MLB.com. The team will "most likely" start the year with four starters in the rotation and 12 pitchers overall, Scioscia said Sunday.

The expected starters would be Jered Weaver, Matt Shoemaker, C.J. Wilson and Hector Santiago with Garrett Richards still recovering from knee surgery.

"One of the things is, a lot of guys who are playing well, it might come down to what the fit is on the team. So there's a couple different ways," Scioscia said. "There's some things that might happen that might affect somebody's standing on the team in a positive or negative way, just to get the whole roster to be as deep as you can."


Angels' Jered Weaver strikes out eight Thursday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2015) Angels pitcher Jered Weaver allowed four runs (three earned) on six hits in 5 1/3 innings while racking up eight strikeouts in Thursday's spring start against the Cubs.

Weaver brought a 1.69 ERA into the outing and though that mark rose more than a full run Thursday, the starter has posted an excellent 18:1 K:BB ratio in his last three starts.

"It's always not to walk guys; it's something I've always taken a lot of pride in," Weaver said after the outing, per MLB.com "It's been coming along good. I'm not out there trying to strike people out, but it's happened a little bit. … Everything's coming along nice, location's good, offspeed stuff is good when I need it, so I'm happy with where I'm at."

Weaver is on pace to deliver his best spring numbers since 2008.


Angels pitcher Jered Weaver throws 85 pitches in start Saturday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/21/2015) Angels pitcher Jered Weaver is still working to fix his mechanics. But Weaver didn't seem too bothered Saturday, throwing 85 pitches with 52 of the going for strikes.

"It's been good," Weaver said of the timing in his delivery. "I'm still getting amped up early on, but was able to settle down there in the third inning, get the timing down. Everything is working over the rubber nicely. I've been working in between starts to get that timing down and it's been nice game-wise, getting out there and having everything work for you."

Weaver shut out the Giants in 5 1/3 innings of work.


Angels' Jered Weaver trying to tighten up mechanics


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/11/2015) Angels pitcher Jered Weaver said after giving up two earned runs in three innings Wednesday that he's focused on tightening up his mechanics rather than pitch at full intensity, MLB.com reports.

"Now," Weaver said, "I'm just trying to tighten things up mechanically. And this was a good step in the right direction."

Weaver's two runs allowed came on five hits and two walks, and he also struck out three while giving up one home run. His fastball was a few ticks slower than its typical speed last season.

"I don't really pay attention to the velocity stuff; it's getting location down and being able to get on pitches when you need to," Weaver said. "Keep everything simple, but there's going to be times when you want to get on certain pitches in certain counts. That's the toughest thing about release points, when you're trying to put a little extra behind it and having that happy medium of not trying to do too much."


Angels' Jered Weaver bulks up in effort to pitch deeper into games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/26/2015) Angels starting pitcher Jered Weaver has bulked up to 224 pounds, which is six pounds heavier than he has ever been, in an effort to pitch deeper into games in 2015, per the Los Angeles Times. Weaver dropped to as low as 199 pounds during the 2014 season.

“Numbers-wise, it was all right,” Weaver said of his 2014 season (18-9, 3.59 ERA). “But from a personal standpoint, me being ultra-competitive, I want to get deeper in games.

“The bullpen helped me a lot last year. I just want to gain some strength. I went on a different weight-lifting program last year, and it’s been paying off. I’m going to stick with it.”

The average velocity of Weaver’s fastball dipped to a career-low 86.3 mph last season. However, he said the added weight gain is more for endurance than velocity on his fastball. He averaged just over six innings per start last season and has just one complete game over the last two seasons after throwing seven complete games in 2011-12.

“I don’t care about velocity -- I just want to be stronger for the whole nine innings,” Weaver said. “If velocity comes along, so be it. I think I’ve shown I can pitch from 83 to 93 mph.”


Angels' Jered Weaver bulked up during offseason


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/25/2015) Angels pitcher Jered Weaver decided to bulk up during the offseason, according to MLB.com.

Weaver went from 199 pounds to 224 pounds during the offseason. He said the goal was to get bigger and stronger so that he can pitch deeper into games next year. The 32-year-old Weaver posted a 3.59 ERA over 213 1/3 innings. 


Jered Weaver will be on the hill for Angels Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/1/2014) Angels starting pitcher Jered Weaver will oppose Royals starting pitcher Jason Vargas in Game 1 of the ALDS Thursday, according to the Los Angeles Times. Weaver is 2-1 with a 2.61 ERA and 1.07 WHIP in six postseason appearances (three starts).

Jered Weaver serves up three homers in first start back from flu


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/27/2014) Angels pitcher Jered Weaver took the loss in his first start back from flu-like symptoms on Friday in Seattle.

Making his final start of the regular season, the Weaver permitted home runs to Kendrys Morales, Michael Saunders and Dustin Ackley. The right-hander was charged with four runs on nine hits and two walks while striking out five over six innings of a 4-3 defeat. Of his 106 pitches, 64 were strikes.

Weaver ends his regular season campaign 18-9 with a 3.59 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP over 34 starts (213 1/3 innings). His next start will come in the postseason.


Jered Weaver getting healthy; Friday start remains likely


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/24/2014) Angels veteran right-hander Jered Weaver has declared his health improved after feeling flu-like symptoms the last couple days, the Los Angeles Times is reporting.

The result is that he should make his scheduled start Friday in Seattle.


Jered Weaver wins No. 18 Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/21/2014) Angels pitcher Jered Weaver turned in a strong start against the Rangers.

Weaver allowed two runs on five hits over seven innings. He struck out seven and walked one during the outing. He was excellent to open the game, tossing six scoreless frames to start things off. He gave up his first run in the seventh inning. With men on second and third, Weaver gave up a run on a groundout. He gave up his final run in the eighth inning. After giving up two straight singles to open the inning, Weaver left the game. One run would come around to score, and was charged to Weaver.

With the win, Weaver improved to 18-8. He’ll take on the Mariners in his next start.


Jered Weaver on track to start Game 1 of ALDS


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/18/2014) Angels pitcher Jered Weaver, who was scratched on Thursday, will make his next scheduled start on Saturday, then Sept. 26 at Seattle, which leaves him on track to start Game 1 of the American League Division Series, according to the Orange County Register.

Jered Weaver out, Wade LeBlanc in for Thursday start


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/18/2014) Angels veteran right-hander Jered Weaver has been scratched from his Thursday start against visiting Seattle. Wade LeBlanc, who was to replace the injured Matt Shoemaker this Saturday, will pitch in place of Weaver instead.

Weaver is not hurt, per the Orange County Register. The move was made to give him extra rest and line up the playoff rotation.


Jered Weaver fans season-high 12 in win over Astros


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/14/2014) Angels pitcher Jered Weaver (17-8) turned in another impressive outing Saturday night against the Astros, winning his second consecutive decision. He allowed one earned run on four hits and one walk while striking out a season-high 12 over seven innings of a 5-2 win.

Weaver has won an AL-best 17 games while posting a 3.50 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP over 32 starts (200 1/3 innings). His next start will come Thursday at home against Seattle. He is 1-1 with a 3.93 ERA in three starts against the Mariners.

Jered Weaver first in AL to win 16 games


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/8/2014) Angels pitcher Jered Weaver earned his AL-best 16th win in Monday's 12-3 victory over the Indians. Weaver (16-8) allowed three runs on six hits over six innings while improving to 7-1 lifetime at Progressive Field in Cleveland.

Weaver struck out two and walked two as his ERA rose to 3.58. He'll face the Astros at home Saturday.


Jered Weaver turns in a quality start Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/3/2014) Angels pitcher Jered Weaver turned in a quality start Wednesday against the Astros.

Weaver allowed two runs on five hits over six innings. He struck out six and walked two during the outing. Weaver became the latest victim of Chris Carter, who blasted a solo shot to start the second inning. In the fourth inning, Dexter Fowler singled early in the inning, and advanced to second on a steal. He wound up coming home on a two-out single by Jason Castro.

With the loss, Weaver dropped to 15-8. He’ll take on the Rangers in his next start.


Angels shuffle rotation for Houston series


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/31/2014) Angels starting pitcher Hector Santiago has had his start pushed back from Tuesday at Houston to Thursday at Minnesota, according to The Orange County Register. It is expected C.J. Wilson and Jered Weaver will start during the two-game series against the Astros.

Jered Weaver stays dominant in win over Athletics


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/30/2014) Angels pitcher Jered Weaver dominated the Athletics on Friday, scattering only three hits over sevens shutout frames to improve to 15-7 on the year. He struck out three and walked three in a 4-0 victory.

Over his last two starts covering 13 2/3 innings, Weaver has allowed three earned runs. He owns a 3.57 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP over 29 starts (181 1/3 innings). His next start will come Thursday at Minnesota.

Jered Weaver fans eight for win No. 14


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/25/2014) Angels pitcher Jered Weaver bounced back with a quality start Sunday night against the A's, improving to 14-7 on the year. The right-hander permitted three runs on eight hits and no walks while striking out eight over 6 2/3 innings of a 9-4 victory.

Over his last two starts covering 12 innings, Weaver has allowed six earned runs. He owns a 3.72 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP over 28 starts (174 1/3 innings). His next start will come against the A's again, this time at home on Friday.

Jered Weaver has some control issues Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/19/2014) Angels pitcher Jered Weaver had some control issues Tuesday against the Red Sox.

Weaver allowed three runs on seven hits over 5 1/3 innings. He struck out one and walked four during the outing. An early home run by David Ortiz put Weaver down by a run during the first inning. He settled in at that point, tossing three straight scoreless innings. He ran into more trouble in the fifth. After giving up a single and a walk, Weaver threw a wild pitch to put both runners in scoring position. One run would score on a groundout, but Weaver would get out of the inning without giving up any more runs. He was pulled after putting two hitters on in the sixth inning. One run would come around to score after Weaver left the game. That run was charged to Weaver.

Weaver left with the game tied, earning a no-decision. He’ll take on the Athletics in his next start.


Jered Weaver surrenders two runs in win vs. Phillies


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/14/2014) Angels pitcher Jered Weaver picked up a win Wednesday, giving up two earned runs on eight hits and two walks in six innings while striking out five in his team's 4-3 victory over the Phillies.

Weaver (13-7) fell behind 2-1 after four innings but watched his offense provide three more runs of support in the bottom of the sixth. He's 6-1 over his last 11 starts but has posted a virtually identical ERA to his season mark over that stretch. Weaver owns a 3.66 ERA and 125:50 K:BB ratio in 162 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Red Sox Tuesday.


Angels make adjustments to rotation


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/10/2014) The Angels made some adjustments to their rotation on Sunday, according to MLB.com.

Matt Shoemaker will be pushed back until next Saturday after throwing 102 pitches on Wednesday and 41 in Saturday's 5-4 victory over Boston. As a result, C.J. Wilson will take his spot on Tuesday against the Phillies, followed by Jered Weaver on Wednesday and Garrett Richards on Friday against Texas.

Jered Weaver gives up four runs in loss vs. Red Sox


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/9/2014) Angels pitcher Jered Weaver took a loss Friday, surrendering four earned runs on seven hits and two walks in six innings and striking out three in his team's 4-2 defeat against the Red Sox.

Weaver (12-7) allowed three runs in the top of the third inning but watched his team get two back in the bottom half of the frame. He then served up a solo home run in the fifth, making Friday's start just the second time in seven outings that he's given up a home run. Weaver owns a 3.68 ERA and 120:48 K:BB ratio in 156 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Rangers next Friday.


Jered Weaver earns 12th win Sunday vs. Rays


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/3/2014) Angels pitcher Jered Weaver picked up a win Sunday, giving up two earned runs on six hits and four walks in six innings and striking out three in his team's 7-5 victory over the Rays.

Weaver (12-6) was staked to a 5-0 lead after the top of the first inning, and responded by allowing two runs on sacrifice flies in the fourth and fifth innings. It was a nice rebound for the Anaheim ace after giving up six runs in his previous start. Weaver owns a 3.59 ERA and 117:46 K:BB ratio in 150 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Red Sox Friday.


Jered Weaver gives up six runs in no-decision vs. Orioles


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/29/2014) Angels pitcher Jered Weaver wasn't a factor in Tuesday's decision, giving up six earned runs on seven hits and four walks in five innings and striking out four in his team's 7-6, 12-inning loss to the Orioles.

Weaver hadn't allowed a home run in four straight starts coming into Tuesday, but he served up a solo shot during a two-run first inning. The crucial blow came in the fourth, when he surrendered a three-run home run to fall behind 6-4. Weaver owns a 3.62 ERA and 114:42 K:BB ratio in 144 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Rays Sunday.