Weaver announced his retirement Wednesday after spending 12 years in the majors. 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 more than 2,000 innings during his major-league career.
Weaver (hip) is in San Diego working on his health, Dennis Lin of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. 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.
Weaver (hip) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A El Paso on Thursday, Dennis Lin of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. 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 assignment, although now that he's missed about a month of action, it's likely that he'll need at least a couple starts with the Chihuahuas.
Weaver (hip) threw three innings in a simulated game Friday, Dennis Lin of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. 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.
Weaver (hip) threw a bullpen session Friday, The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. 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.