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Looks like Jered Weaver is ready to rejoin the Angels' rotation

By Mike Axisa | Baseball Writer

Jered Weaver (USATSI)
Jered Weaver could be close to rejoining the Angels. (USATSI)

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It has been six weeks and one day since the Angels placed ace Jered Weaver on the 15-day DL with a fractured left (non-pitching) elbow. His return was expected to take four-to-six weeks.

On Wednesday afternoon, Weaver pitched in his first minor league game since suffering the injury. Kevin Baxter of the Los Angeles Times has the results:

Sounds like everything went well, and Weaver was able to get his pitch count up to 75 pitches. Earlier this week, manager Mike Scioscia told Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times the right-hander could be activated following this appearance.

Weaver, 30, allowed six runs in 11 innings across two starts before suffering the injury. He went 38-13 with a 2.59 ERA and two top-three finishes in the AL Cy Young voting from 2011-12, and the Angels really couldn't afford to lose him for any length of time given the questions elsewhere in the rotation.

Assuming the Angels do activate Weaver in the coming days, he figures to replace right-hander Joe Blanton in the rotation. Blanton has gone 0-7 with a 6.62 ERA and a league-high 86 hits allowed this year.

 
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