The Los Angeles Angels lose Jered Weaver for the next 4-6 weeks

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by joelapinski on Tuesday 9 April 2013 at 10:11 pm

The Angels have lost 30-year old righty starting pitcher Jered Weaver for the next 4-6 weeks due to a broken left elbow.  He was injured trying to avoid a line drive the other night.  He has pitched in 2 games (both starts) for the Angels so far this year and he is 0-1 with a 4.91 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP.  Weaver has now pitched in 209 games (all starts) in his first 8 years with the Angels and he is 102-53 with a 3.25 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP.  24-year old righty Garrett Richards will replace Weaver in the starting rotation.  He has pitched in 4 games (0 starts) for the Angels so far this year and he is 0-0 with a 2.08 ERA and a 0.92 WHIP.  He has now pitched in 41 games (12 starts) in his first three years with the Angels and he is 4-5 with 1 save, a 4.74 ERA and a 1.55 WHIP.  Richards will be replaced in the bullpen by 30-year old righty Dane De La Rosa, who has been summoned from AAA-ball to replace Weaver on the active roster.  De La Rosa has pitched in 2 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball for the Angels so far this year and he was 0-0 with 1 save, a 0.00 ERA and a 0.00 WHIP.  The Angels are really going to miss Weaver as he has been the anchor of their starting rotation for quite a while now.  The Angels hope that Richards can step up while Weaver is out of action, as he does have a nice upside.

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