Jered Weaver is ready for a comeback, could return to Angels on Sunday

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Updated: August 6, 2015

 

Don’t worry Angel fans, Jered Weaver has nearly finished off his comeback, and will only need an approval from manager Mike Scioscia. Weaver was sent to the 15- day DL, on June 20, and has heeled faster then anyone could have imagined, even ask Scioscia. After Weaver’s second rehab game with the Single-A Inland Empire 66ers, Scioscia said he could return as soon as Sunday to the starting rotation, possibly monday.

Scioscia was asked a couple of questions about Jered Weaver by LA Times, Greg Hardly. Here is what he had to say about the comeback of Weaver.

“He made a lot of progress,” Scioscia said. “We’re excited about the reports we got on how he pitched last night, and I think that’s a lot closer to where Weav needs to be and to anything we’ve seen this year for a while, so that’s encouraging. He’ll throw his bullpen Friday, see how he comes out of it, and we’ll make a determination of where he is.”

(Copyright LA Times)

Weaver started twice for the 66ers, and improved in each game. Once again this was a rehab game. Weaver posted a 1.93 ERA, giving up two earned runs in 9 1/3 Innings of work. He even struck out seven and only allowed six hits. However Weaver did give up two solo home-runs from those six hits. That would be the only problem Scioscia might have with Weaver returning early. Weaver has been slowing down, and sometimes would miss his location and give the batter an 87 MPH high fastball, which usually results in the batter jogging around the bases.

There was rumors that Matt Shoemaker might be heading to the bullpen once Weaver comes back as young stud Andrew Heaney has clearly earned a spot on the starting rotation. No need to worry now Shoemaker, as C.J. Wilson will be having season ending surgery and leaves a spot wide open for Weaver. Jered Weaver is coming back at the right now, as the Angels have a hole in their rotation. Weaver will close that hole, and once again lead the team into new heights. Weaver may have a 4-8 record, but if he fixes his pitching location, he could be back to his solid form. This is Weaver’s 10th season starting for the Halo’s and has an outstanding record of 135 wins to 77 loses. In his 10 seasons with the Halos, Weaver has never had a losing record. It will be a tough climb for Weaver but, he will overcome it.

Do you remember when Jered Weaver did this? NO-HITTER! 

 

The Angels starting rotation will look something likes this once Weaver returns to the team.

1. Garret Richards

2. Matt Shoemaker

3. Hector Santiago

4. Andrew Heaney

5. Jered Weaver

Jered Weaver’s spot in the rotation may change due to his performance as well. Could Weaver make his way back up to the Ace Spot?

Alex Alarcon is the Founder and Senior Writer at Halo Headquarters.  Follow him on Twitter @AlexAlarcon49, and “Like” him on Facebook.

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