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Jered Weaver names son Aden to honor Nick Adenhart

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer

Nick Adenhart's memory lives on, now with Jered Weaver honoring him in the form of his son's name.
Nick Adenhart's memory lives on, now with Jered Weaver honoring him in the form of his son's name. (USATSI)

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Kristin Weaver -- wife of Angels starting pitcher Jered Weaver -- gave birth to a baby boy Friday. The Weavers have named him Aden David Weaver. And here's where it gets cool:

Adenhart was a highly-touted young pitcher for the Angels when he was tragically killed -- along with two others in his car -- in a car accident on April 9, 2009. Their car was struck by a drunk driver who was driving on a suspended license. That driver is now in jail serving a 51-years-to-life sentence after being convicted on three counts of second-degree murder.

Weaver, a close friend of Adenhart at the time of his death, writes the initials "NA" in the dirt on the back of the pitcher's mound before each start.

And now he has a son named Aden. Pretty cool.

 
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