Could Jered Weaver’s last game as an Angel be this Sunday?

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Updated: October 1, 2016

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim will be playing their last regular season game this Sunday against the Astros as veteran Jered Weaver will get the go-ahead. With the long-time Halo still un certain about next season, Sunday may be the last time he pitches inside Angel Stadium.

Jered Weaver suggested last night that he is still not sure whether he’ll pitch in 2017 and beyond, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports. Weaver says his focus at present is getting his back ready for one final start in the current campaign, which could be his last with the Halos as the open market beckons.

Weaver who turns 33, has been the only Halo pitcher to withstand the injury bug this season. If this is his last outing as an Angel, he captained a group of guys that will indeed miss his attitude and passionate views of baseball.

He recently told Fletcher, that he stills has the performance, but might be questioning if it’s the right time or not.

“I feel like I can,” said Weaver. “I feel like my body is responding to what I’ve been doing over the past year and a half, two years. I haven’t really thought about next year, to tell you the truth. I have been focused on getting through this one.”

Weaver is currently sitting on a career-high 5.06 ERA over his 178 frames in 2016. That follows a rough 2015 season and ongoing questions about his velocity and back health. Before that, of course, Weaver was one of the league’s more reliable, top-of-the-rotation workhorses.

Even though Weaver may have been the only pitcher for the Halo’s to last the whole season, his stats give pro’s and cons on whether or not the Angels may want him in the starting rotation.

Weaver might be one of the most experienced, and passionate players in the MLB right now, but a possible outstanding outing this Sunday with every single Angel fans on their feet cheering, may bring a tear to his eye.

 

 

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