Jered Weaver Signs One-Year Deal With Padres

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Updated: February 18, 2017

After 11 years in Anaheim Jered Weaver’s career as an Angel has come to an end. Weaver has reportedly agreed on a deal with the San Diego Padres. It’s a one-year deal worth $3 million for the upcoming 2017 season.

The 34-year-old veteran struggled in 2016, going 12-12 5.06 ERA in 31 starts with the Halos. It’s not all bad for Weaver as he finished his Angels career with 150 wins and 3.55 ERA. A good career for him, and the three-time All-Star is headed elsewhere in 2017.

Weaver will fit right in the middle of the Padres pitching rotation. A move to pitcher-friendly Petco Park could do some good. He surrendered a career-high 37 home runs last season. Weaver is a low velocity pitcher that focuses on command.

Moving into a pitcher-park should help Weaver. He’ll be able to pitch to contact and keep the ball in the park. A reliable starter, but homers came back to bite him last season. Hopefully the move to San Diego helps him keep down the home run total.

There were rumors that Weaver was possibly coming back to the Angels, but not anymore. The team has moved on, and now so has Weaver. The Angels did not have a spot in the rotation to offer him, and honestly it was time to move on.

He’ll likely be one of the front-line starters in San Diego. If the team is out of contention in July, he could possibly be traded to a playoff team. Angels fans will miss Weaver, but good luck to him in San Diego.

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