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Jered Weaver to appeal 6-game suspension

Posted on: August 2, 2011 4:46 pm
Edited on: August 3, 2011 6:06 am
By Evan Brunell

WeaverThe Angels' Jered Weaver has been suspended six games for intentionally throwing at Alex Avila during Sunday's game. Manager Mike Scioscia was also suspended a game, which he will serve on Tuesday night.

Weaver, meanwhile, will appeal his suspension. He is expected to have a hearing in New York next week when the Angels are in town for a series against the Yankees.

"I obviously knew that something was going to happen," Weaver told the Associated Press. "It's six games, and it is what it is, but I've decided to appeal it. I wanted my voice heard a little bit on the situation and how it went down, see what they feel about it and go from there. So we'll see what happens."

If MLB is looking for contrition, Weaver doesn't sound like he's too interested in that. When asked by a reporter if he'd have handled anything differently, Weaver didn't give an answer that will please Joe Torre.

"I wouldn't have done anything different," he said, according to the Orange County Register.

On Sunday, Magglio Ordonez hit a home run off of Weaver in the third inning of a tight battle against the Tigers' Justin Verlander, and Ordonez paused to watch the home run, perhaps trying to determine if it would be fair or foul. Weaver shouted at Ordonez to run, which Detroit did not take too kindly. When Carlos Guillen blasted a home run in the seventh, he did everything but dance on Weaver's mound in milking the home run, which made the right-hander hot. Despite being immediately warned by the umpire, his next pitch went over Avila's head, earning an ejection.

Weaver said he wasn't trying to hit Avila, just send a message.

"[Avila] caught me in the All-Star game, and we gained a little respect for each other there. So I'm not here to hurt nobody. I just felt like I needed to prove a point," Weaver said. "I think if I wanted to hit him, I could have hit him. I just threw a fastball up and in and it got up and away. It probably looked a little worse than it was, but it was clearly about a foot or two over his head."

Avila had little to say on the matter.

"Part of the game. Suspend him? OK," Avila told the AP. "I've still got to play today."

Weaver's suspension is the same length as Cleveland's Carlos Carrasco, who was dinged for six games on Monday for throwing at the Royals' Billy Butler. A six game suspension guarantees a starter will miss a start.

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Since: May 1, 2009
Posted on: August 2, 2011 5:33 pm

Jered Weaver suspended for six games

Angels fan here and I agree Weaver shouldn't have thrown at Avila.  But I do understand why he was heated.  Guillen will get blasted in the ribs next time we play him.  Fair suspension too.

Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: August 2, 2011 5:31 pm

Jered Weaver suspended for six games

I guess I'm perplexed as to why people are tanking on Guillen.  His friend, a 13 year respected pro was being barked at by a spoiled, loud mouth brat with temper issues, and he responded by taking him YARD! So what if he stared him down - suck it up, elevate your game and pitch better.  Quit being a cry baby , internalize the emotion and be better.

Since: Sep 7, 2009
Posted on: August 2, 2011 5:29 pm

Jered Weaver suspended for six games

Weaver got what he deserved, Carlos should not be suspended.  Big difference between showboating and throwing at someones head.  Anyone who says his pinpoint accuracy made him throw over his head and not hit him is stupid.  Nobody can hit a spot like that 100%of the time no matter what their ERA or record is.  So it WAS dangerous and should be suspended.  Remember this all started cause Weaver was crying to person after person about Maggs watching a foul line home run.  TOOOOO BAAAAAD.  HA HA. I love it.

Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: August 2, 2011 5:28 pm

Jered Weaver suspended for six games

quite possible...but look out for CC...

also, 6 games, that blows...its one start, but still 

Since: Aug 2, 2011
Posted on: August 2, 2011 5:25 pm

Jered Weaver suspended for six games

Not done and dusted just yet..................don't count the chickens...........................

Since: Sep 11, 2007
Posted on: August 2, 2011 5:25 pm

Jered Weaver suspended for six games

guillen better know what hes gonna do next time he faces  weaver or angels and by lookin at him it does'nt look like he can do much   because he is getting one in the ribs  what a chump and a nobody

Since: Aug 2, 2011
Posted on: August 2, 2011 5:24 pm

Jered Weaver suspended for six games

FAir points but there is no excuse for throwing at someone's head..........the homeplate umpire should have taken Guilen to task though

Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: August 2, 2011 5:23 pm

Jered Weaver suspended for six games

Guillen was not suspended - it was implied that he should be by someone for showing up Weaver.  Doesn't Weaver seem like the kid growing up that you would make jokes about his mom because you knew he would eventually lose it?  

Since: Mar 13, 2008
Posted on: August 2, 2011 5:22 pm

Jered Weaver suspended for six games


Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: August 2, 2011 5:21 pm

Jered Weaver suspended for six games

What a bunch of crap. I can see 6 games if he hit him. He wasn't even close. Too bad baseball doesn't police their know it all have no control of games overeact umpires better.

Here we go again with another Twins fan crying.  Deal with it dude, your team is going nowhere this year and probably going nowhere for years to come.  It doesn't matter how much you hate the Tigers..... nothing will change the face your Twins are not the team they used to be.  As for your stupid comment, listen carefully.  The day MLB allows a player to throw at another player's head and do nothing about it just because a player didn't get hurt will be a dark day... almost as bad of a day as when the Twins signed Mauer to a crazy contract that's going to cripple their franchise for years. 

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