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) is scheduled to throw to live hitters during a simulated game this weekend, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Weaver is nearing his return from the disabled list, as he has begun tossing bullpen sessions and is ready to participate in a simulated game this weekend. It remains to be seen what the Padres will elect to do with the 34-year-old pitcher upon his activation. Weaver posted an abysmal 7.44 ERA and 12 percent strikeout rate during his first nine starts (42.1 innings) this season.
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.
Weaver (hip) has been able to play catch since landing on the disabled list May 20, but he remains without a firm timetable for a return, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. "I don't think there's a hard and fast plan laid out for him at this time, but I don't think we're going to be far off trying to figure out what that plan is," Padres manager Andy Green said. "We were more trying to let his body rest for a week, play catch when he felt good, and then start to ramp up activity in the training room and weight room as he's starting to feel better."
It doesn't sound like Weaver's bout with left hip inflammation is anything too worrisome, but the Padres aren't eager to expedite his rehab after he submitted a 7.44 ERA and allowed 16 homers over nine starts before hitting the DL. With the Padres owning the worst record in baseball and not expected to make up ground in the competitive NL West, it wouldn't be surprising if the 34-year-old were to be designated for assignment once healthy, as he wouldn't seem to have much of a future on a rebuilding team.
Weaver was placed on the 10-day disabled list Saturday with left hip inflammation.
The announcement comes just a day after Weaver was lit up by the Diamondbacks for seven runs in less than one inning of work. He's given up seven runs in three of his last four trips to the mound, so we'll see if a healthy Weaver can turn things around when he returns. It's unclear how long the injury will keep the 34-year-old sidelined, though more should be known once the Padres update his status. Jose Valdez was recalled from Triple-A to take his place on the roster for the time being, while his replacement in the rotation will likely be named sometime before Tuesday.
Weaver (0-5) was clobbered for seven runs on five hits and two walks while recording only two outs in Friday's 10-1 loss to the Diamondbacks.
The 34-year-old may not be long for the Padres rotation after allowing at least seven runs in three of his last four trips to the mound, leaving him with a miserable 7.44 ERA and jaw-dropping 3.4 HR/9 through 42.1 innings. Weaver's next start is scheduled for Thursday on the road against the Mets, but don't be surprised if the team finds someone else to take his spot.
Weaver tossed six innings of one-run ball Sunday, walking two and striking out three in a loss to the White Sox.
The Padres gave up nine runs Sunday, and for the first time in three starts, Weaver can safely say it wasn't his fault. It was an outing of firsts for the 34-year-old, as he allowed less than two runs and held his opponents homerless for the first time this season. Even with the strong showing, it would be tough to recommend Weaver and his 6.05 ERA in his next start against the Diamondbacks on Friday.
Weaver (0-4) allowed seven runs on six hits and two walks across three innings in Tuesday's loss to the Rangers. He struck out four.
Weaver was hit hard early and often in this one, allowing a two-run double and a three-run homer in the first inning to put his team in a hole. He labored through two more innings and 68 total pitches, but not before surrendering a two-run blast to Joey Gallo to add to the deficit. Weaver delivered three consecutive quality starts in mid-April, but those days seem like long ago, as he has allowed 17 runs over his last 12.2 innings to send his ERA skyrocketing to 6.81. Even more worrisome is the fact that the veteran has already allowed a whopping 14 home runs this season -- something he will certainly need to curtail if he is to stop this free fall Sunday against the White Sox.
Weaver (0-3) was hammered for 10 runs (five earned) on 10 hits over four innings Wednesday. He struck out two in a loss to the Rockies.
The Rockies hit the 34-year-old early and often, setting a new career high for the veteran in terms of runs allowed in an outing. Weaver's teammates didn't help him out in this one, committing three errors that resulted in five unearned runs. The soft-tossing righty can't place all the blame on poor defense, as he served up another pair of home runs, bringing his total to a league-high 12 on the season. Things don't get easier for Weaver in his next start when the hard-hitting Rangers come to town next Monday.
Weaver (0-2) was roughed up for five runs over 5.2 innings Thursday, walking two and striking out one in a loss to the Diamondbacks.
The long ball was the veteran's Achilles heel yet again. Weaver has surrendered 10 home runs in five April starts, leading to an atrocious 3.1 HR/9. He has been lucky in the sense that most of the homers he has given up have come with no runners on base, keeping his ERA at 4.71. However, that ERA is being held together by a luck-aided .183 BABIP (.301 BABIP in 2016), which results in a glaring red flag in the form of a 7.49 FIP. Deep-league owners who have escaped with an ERA under 5.00 from Weaver to this point are playing with fire if they continue to roll him out there on a regular basis.
Weaver did not factor into Saturday's decision, but he tossed another quality start, holding the Marlins to two runs on four hits over six innings. He walked one and struck out three.
After getting hit hard in his first start of the 2017 season, Weaver has turned things around and tossed three consecutive quality starts, lowering his ERA below four for the first time this year. The 34-year-old continues to get by with smoke and mirrors, stifling major league hitters while averaging 84 mph on his fastball. The veteran has been relatively lucky that almost all of the homers he has surrendered so far this season have come with no men on base, but that luck is likely to run out sooner or later. Owners who have been benefiting from Weaver's solid start to the season need to be wary, as the other shoe could drop at any moment.
Weaver allowed three runs (two earned) across six innings en route to a no-decision Monday against the Braves, allowing seven hits with no walks and three strikeouts.
Weaver was incredibly efficient, needing just 64 pitches (46 of which went for strikes) to make it through six frames. He allowed an unearned run in the second inning and was victimized by a two-run homer by Freddie Freeman in the third. After looking shaky in his first start as a Padre, Weaver has turned in back-to-back quality starts, lowering his ERA to 4.24. Wins will probably be hard to come by, as he's received just five runs of support thus far, but he's throwing the ball quite well heading into Saturday's matchup with the Marlins.
Weaver allowed two runs on three hits and no walks across six innings en route to a no-decision Tuesday against the Rockies. He struck out five.
Weaver displayed sound control in this one and threw first-pitch strikes to 19 of the 21 batters he faced while pounding the zone at a 71 percent clip. His only two mistakes resulted in solo homers by Carlos Gonzalez in the fourth inning and Charlie Blackmon in the sixth, costing him a chance at a win as he exited a tie game after retiring the side. Weaver wasn't convincing in his first start when he gave up four runs to the Dodgers over five innings, but a quality start at Coors Field indicates that he still has something left in the tank. He will look to build on this solid effort Monday against the Braves.
Weaver (0-1) took the loss against the Dodgers on Thursday, allowing four runs off of five hits and three walks while striking out two over five innings.
It was a rough debut for the former All-Star, as he was single-handedly dismantled by a pair of two-run home runs off the bat of Yasiel Puig. With his fastball topping out of 86 mph Thursday, no one expected Weaver to generate many strikeouts, but his lack of control and inability to keep the ball in park are concerning. The 34-year-old's next turn in the rotation will take place in Coors Field against the Rockies on Tuesday, which is the definition of a stay-away in almost all formats.
Contrary to an earlier report, Weaver will start San Diego's fourth game of the season.
Earlier, the Padres mistakenly reported that Weaver would start their third game of the upcoming campaign. Although Weaver will still face the Dodgers when he makes his season debut, it will be one day later than was initially indicated.
Weaver will start the third game of the season, the San Diego Union-Tribune's Dennis Lin reports.
He will take the hill on April 5 in Dodger Stadium despite logging just 5.1 innings to date this spring and having dealt with dead arm in his last start on Mar. 22. Weaver should be avoided in almost all formats, and projects to be one of the worst starting pitchers in baseball this season.
Weaver said he's "dealing with a little dead arm," but doesn't expect it to impact his status for the opening series, A.J. Cassavell of MLB.com reports.
Weaver has apparently had the same issue multiple times before, so it doesn't seem like it's anything overly serious. Assuming it's the same issue he's dealt with in the past, it doesn't appear that he's in jeopardy of missing his first start of the season, but it's something worth monitoring.
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