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Team W-L L10 STRK
22-12 5-5 W2
22-13 6-4 W1
21-14 7-3 W1
18-18 5-5 L3
17-18 2-8 L2

2022 Pitching

Innings Pitched
Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Regular Season 0.2 0 0 13.50 0 0

Top Luke Weaver News

  • Diamondbacks' Luke Weaver: Becoming reliever?

    Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said Weaver (elbow) is working his way back as a reliever, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.

    Weaver was part of the Diamondbacks' projected rotation during spring training, before a thumb injury late in training camp scrapped those plans. The right-hander opened the regular season in the bullpen, presumably to build up innings and pitch count on the path to being a starter again, but he suffered a pronator strain that landed him on the injured list. Apparently, plans have changed in light of the (latest) injury. Weaver has been throwing bullpen sessions with long toss in between. The Diamondbacks hope he can pitch in an extended spring training game soon.

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  • Diamondbacks' Luke Weaver: Diagnosed with flexor issue

    Weaver has a mild flexor pronator strain, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports. He will not throw for 7-to-10 days.

    Arizona manager Torey Lovullo framed the diagnosis as good news. "We feel like we dodged a potential bullet," Lovullo said. The right-hander was slated for a rotation spot but was bumped when he developed a blister late in spring training. In one appearance out of the bullpen, Weaver threw 23 pitches, allowing one run in two-thirds of an inning. His fastball was down one mph from his average figure as a starter in 2021.

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  • Diamondbacks' Luke Weaver: Placed on injured list

    Weaver was placed on the 10-day injured list due to elbow inflammation Sunday.

    Weaver made his season debut Thursday out of the bullpen due to a blister he developed on his thumb that sidelined him during spring training. However, he may now be dealing with a more serious issue, and he will be sidelined for at least the next 10 days.

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  • Diamondbacks' Luke Weaver: Works in relief Thursday

    Weaver allowed one run on three hits over two-thirds of an inning in Thursday's 4-2 win over San Diego.

    Normally a starter, Weaver begins the season in the bullpen because of a blister on his right thumb that interrupted the right-hander's progression in camp. With 18 strikes among his 23 pitches, Weaver was around the plate but maybe caught too much of it. It's uncertain how long Weaver will remain in a relief role, but the Diamondbacks have confirmed Caleb Smith will make at least one start in his place.

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  • Diamondbacks' Luke Weaver: Headed for bullpen duty

    Weaver (thumb) will pitch out of the bullpen to open the 2022 season, Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports.

    Weaver made two starts in spring training, surrendering four runs on five hits and five walks over 4.1 innings of work. While he is expected to be ready for Opening Day after leaving his last start with a blister on his thumb, skipper Torey Lovullo disclosed Monday that he'll be used in relief, at least to open the year. The right-hander hasn't made an appearance out of the bullpen since the 2018 season, making 37 starts over the last three seasons. He could work as a multi-inning weapon with his strong fastball/changeup combo or he could even see high-leverage work at some point.

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  • Diamondbacks' Luke Weaver: Unlikely to miss time

    Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said Saturday that Weaver (thumb) is unlikely to miss time, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.

    Weaver exited Thursday's Cactus League start with a blister on the first knuckle of his right thumb, but Lovullo was optimistic Saturday. "It seems that he won't miss any time," the manager said. "He should be OK." In an added indicator that Weaver is okay, the Diamondbacks reassigned potential starters Taylor Widener and Tyler Gilbert to minor-league camp.

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  • Diamondbacks' Luke Weaver: Dealing with blister

    Weaver was removed from Thursday's Cactus League start due to a blister on the knuckle of his right thumb, Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports.

    Weaver exited Thursday's matchup after three innings but didn't seem too concerned about the issue after the game. It's not yet clear whether the blister will impact his availability for the start of the regular season, but it seems unlikely that he'll face a lengthy absence if he's sidelined at all.

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  • Diamondbacks' Luke Weaver: Leaves Thursday's start

    Weaver exited Thursday's Cactus League start against the Padres with an apparent finger injury, Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports.

    Weaver allowed two hits and two walks and had three strikeouts over three scoreless frames before leaving with an apparent blister or fingernail issue during the fourth inning. The team should update his status in the near future, but the right-hander's status for Opening Day since the April 7 opener is only a week away.

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  • Diamondbacks' Luke Weaver: Shaky in debut

    Weaver allowed four runs on three hits and three walks over 1.1 innings in Friday's spring training start against the Angels.

    Weaver also threw a wild pitch during his Cactus League debut. The right-hander told Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic that he was "caught in between" in an effort to incorporate a mechanical adjustment from earlier in the week. Weaver was trying to create more stability with his landing leg, but he made it sound like he's going to scrap the adjustment the next time out. He's penciled in as the fourth starter but could move up a spot if Zac Gallen (shoulder) isn't available when the regular season kicks off.

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  • Diamondbacks' Luke Weaver: Signs without arbiter

    Weaver and the Diamondbacks agreed to terms on a one-year, $2.875 million contract Tuesday, avoiding arbitration, Robert Murray of reports.

    Weaver will get a raise of just shy of $1 million in his second year of arbitration eligibility. He finished with an unremarkable 4.25 ERA in 13 starts last season, though that represented a big step forward from the 6.58 ERA he managed the year prior.

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  • Diamondbacks' Luke Weaver: Pitches well, not deep

    Weaver pitched four innings, surrendering one run on three hits and four walks while striking out six in Tuesday's loss to the Giants. He didn't factor into the decision.

    The 28-year-old was unable to pitch deep in this one, allowing seven baserunners and being pulled at 93 pitches after the fourth inning. The only run he gave up was in the first inning when he walked Mike Yastrzemski with the bases loaded, scoring Buster Posey. Since returning from the 60-day injured list Sept. 1, Weaver has made five starts while posting a 3.86 ERA and 1.17 WHIP over 25.2 innings. He isn't projected to make another start before the regular season ends Sunday, so he'll finish the year with a 3-6 record and 4.25 ERA in 65.2 innings.

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  • Diamondbacks' Luke Weaver: Quality start in loss

    Weaver (3-6) took the loss in Tuesday's 6-1 defeat to Atlanta, allowing five runs (three earned) on seven hits with seven strikeouts in 6.2 innings.

    Weaver pitched well Tuesday but fell victim to the long ball, permitting all five runs on three Atlanta home runs. The quality start is the 28-year-old's third in his last six turns, a stretch that's seen Weaver allow no more than three earned runs in any outing and lower his ERA from 6.07 to 4.38. He's currently slated to face San Francisco on Tuesday for his next turn in the rotation.

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  • Diamondbacks' Luke Weaver: Falls to Dodgers

    Weaver (3-5) took the loss in Tuesday's 8-4 defeat at the hands of the Dodgers, allowing four runs (three earned) on five hits and a walk with four strikeouts in four innings.

    The Dodgers got to Weaver early with one run in the first inning and three in the third, putting Arizona in a four-run hole by the time he departed. The big takeaway here is Weaver's health as he tossed 84 pitches in his third start since May -- the most he's thrown in a game since way back in April. Look for Arizona to play it cautious with the 28-year-old as he's still under team control for two more seasons.

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  • Diamondbacks' Luke Weaver: Dealt fourth loss

    Weaver (3-4) allowed three runs on four hits and two walks with four strikeouts in five innings, taking the loss Wednesday versus Texas.

    The right-hander's second start back from a rotator cuff injury didn't go as smoothly as the first. Weaver ran into trouble in the fourth inning, and Texas held the lead from there after putting up three runs against the 28-year-old. He's pitched to a 4.24 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 45:15 K:BB across 51 innings in 10 starts this year. Weaver projects for a tough road start versus the Dodgers next week.

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  • Diamondbacks' Luke Weaver: Earns win in return from injury

    Weaver (3-3) allowed one run on four hits while striking out three over six innings in a win over the Padres on Wednesday.

    Weaver made his first start since May 16 after landing on the 60-day injured list with a rotator cuff strain. The 27-year-old only managed four whiffs and three strikeouts, so he certainly wasn't overpowering with his pitches, but he was able to limit the Padres to just four hits, with Trent Grisham's solo homer being the only tally against him. Weaver is down to a 4.11 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 41:13 K:BB over 46 innings and is certainly an appealing streamer for the final month of the season. He currently lines up for an enticing matchup against the Rangers next week.

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  • Diamondbacks' Luke Weaver: Making return from IL

    The Diamondbacks reinstated Weaver (shoulder) from the 60-day injured list ahead of his scheduled start Wednesday against the Padres.

    Weaver will be toeing the rubber for Arizona for the first time since May 16 after a rotator cuff strain kept him on the shelf for three and a half months. The right-hander covered 4.1 innings (73 pitches) in his final rehab start at Triple-A Reno on Aug. 20, so he should face only light restrictions with his workload as he steps back into the Arizona rotation. Prior to getting shut down with the injury, Weaver went 2-3 with a 4.50 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 38:13 K:BB in 40 innings with the big club.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 170 lbs
Birthplace: DeLand, FL
Age: 28
School: Florida State
Experience: 4
Bats/Throws: R, R