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Angels' Jered Weaver takes craftiness to another level in 10-2 victory over Orioles

2 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Jered Weaver cannot throw his fastball fast anymore, and, on Sunday, he soon ascertained he could not throw even the slow fastballs where he wanted. Presented with that truth and faced with the prospect of another failed outing in a season already testing his threshold for exasperation, he did...

Angels' Jered Weaver vows improvement, says others 'would've shut it down'

Angels right-hander Jered Weaver gets to hit only a couple of times each season, and he says he relishes the chance. It just so happened that the opportunity was ruined on Tuesday against the Dodgers: Clayton Kershaw was pitching. “It would be fun to go out there with his [stuff],” Weaver said....

MLB Trade Ideas Based on Week 7 News, Rumors and Speculation

We've seen a handful of May trades completed in baseball, but the players involved—Jason Bourgeois, Jhoulys Chacin, Anthony Recker and Brendan Ryan—elicit about as much excitement from fans as a Jered Weaver fastball. Thankfully, the...Show More Summary

Holliday Homers Twice, Cardinals Complete Sweep of Angels

last weekSports / Baseball : Bats

Matt Holliday homered twice in two innings off Jered Weaver, Matt Carpenter homered as well and the St. Louis Cardinals held off a late rally to beat the Los Angeles Angels 12-10 on Thursday night and complete a three-game sweep.

Forsyth Hits 2-Run Single in 9th, Rays Beat Angels 4-2

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Logan Forsythe hit a broken-bat two-run single with the bases loaded in the ninth inning after Steven Souza Jr. hit a tying two-run homer off Jered Weaver in the sixth, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-2 on Saturday night.

Jered Weaver hits a 'speed bump' and can't recover in Angels' 8-5 loss to Brewers

Jered Weaver stared at Clint Fagan before he raised his glove to receive the ball back from his catcher. Weaver had spotted a sinker exactly where desired, on the outermost corner of the plate to Milwaukee's Aaron Hill, and Fagan, Monday's home-plate umpire, called it a ball. The choice was the...

Jered Weaver is picking up speed as Angels win, 3-2

Jered Weaver varied his pitches to great effect throughout seven innings at U.S. Cellular Field on Thursday afternoon. He did not vary his answers afterward.In a performance that seemed improbable if not impossible one month ago, when he was struggling to retire Class-A hitters in empty spring-training...

Trout Homers, Reaches 4 Times as Angels Beat White Sox 3-2

last monthSports / Baseball : Bats

Mike Trout hit a two-run homer and reached base four times, helping back Jered Weaver as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Chicago White Sox 3-2 Thursday to close a 10-game trip.

Angry right-hander Jered Weaver pitches Angels to 3-1 victory over Rangers

His ire raised and his arm slot slightly dropped, Jered Weaver found a happier medium between the dominant right-hander he “guaranteed” would return at some point this season and the injury-plagued veteran whose fastball -- and career -- were in steep decline this spring. This version of Weaver...

Jered Weaver looks to Kobe Bryant for inspiration

When Jered Weaver wakes up every morning, he's presented with a new combination of physical impediments. Pain here, soreness there. Earlier this week, Weaver told reporters it was no fun dealing with his limitations or the resulting decrease in fastball velocity. Now, reminded of how Kobe Bryant...

Defiant Angels pitcher Jered Weaver vows to prove his detractors wrong

2 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

Angels right-hander Jered Weaver faced Class-A hitters for four innings Tuesday afternoon and said he felt great in his ultimate test before returning to a major league mound. Two hours later, he leaned back at his locker and struck his most defiant tone yet about detractors. "Haters equals motivation...

Angels' Jered Weaver tries a new approach while pitching in a minor league game

A few small children, their guardian nearby, sat on the grass berm beyond the left-field wall at Tempe Diablo Stadium on Wednesday afternoon. In front of them, Jered Weaver faced the Oakland Athletics' Class-A team. He gave up a single to the first hitter he faced. He walked the second. And the...

Angels' Jered Weaver has his best start of the spring against A's

In his last start, against minor league hitters, the Angels' Jered Weaver tried to repeat the arm slot he has spent this spring searching for. He succeeded sometimes and failed other times. On Friday, in a start against Oakland's major leaguers, Weaver found the three-quarters slot he desired again...

Weaver Back on Mound for Angels in 11-3 Win Over A's

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Right-hander Jered Weaver returned to the mound after missing about two weeks with a neck injury to throw five solid innings and Mike Trout homered in his second straight game as the Los Angeles Angels defeated the Oakland Athletics 11-3 on Friday.

Angels' Tyler Skaggs is motivated by Kobe Bryant before return to mound

Tyler Skaggs went to catch one last glimpse of his idol Wednesday night. Kobe Bryant and the Lakers played the Phoenix Suns, and Skaggs sat courtside, next to teammates Mike Trout, Garrett Richards and Jered Weaver. Trout got them into the visitors' locker room after the Lakers lost. There, they...

Jered Weaver encouraged after facing minor leaguers

2 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

Jered Weaver did not throw demonstrably harder Sunday than he has throughout this spring, but he felt better. Facing Class-A Colorado hitters in a minor league game at Tempe Diablo Stadium, the 33-year-old right-hander threw 67 pitches in four innings, struck out three, and yielded three hard-hit...

Angels' Jered Weaver: "I almost wish they would tell me I need surgery"

The frustration was evident in Jered Weaver's voice. His fastball is slipping away, his neck is creaky and doctors have told him there is not much they can do. "I almost wish they would tell me I need surgery," Weaver said. Weaver, 33, the Angels' ace for a decade, has not pitched in a week. When...

Sports Briefing | Baseball: Two Angels Are Hurting

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

The Angels’ Jered Weaver, dealing with chronic neck pain, missed a spring training start, and the team did not know when he or the left-hander C. J. Wilson would resume throwing.

Jered Weaver Injury: Updates on Angels Pitcher's Spine and Recovery

Los Angeles Angels pitcher Jered Weaver will meet with a spine specialist Monday after being diagnosed with degenerative changes in the cervical spine, according to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times. DiGiovanna notes Weaver will continue to throw, but he will not start for the Angels in their spring training game on Monday. Read more MLB news on BleacherReport.com

Angels pitcher Jered Weaver has tight nerves in his neck

Jered Weaver slowly leaned over at his locker Friday morning. He was asked how he felt. "I feel like Jered Weaver," he replied. It looked like Weaver was uncomfortable. Later in the day, the 33-year-old right-hander would meet with the Angels' orthopedic physician to hear more about the state of...

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