ANAHEIM -- Jered Weaver could return to the Los Angeles Angels’ rotation as early as next week but Angels manager Mike Scioscia was cautious not to lock him into an exact date until he saw his ace on the mound.
“At some point he’s going to have to get on the mound for touch and feel and it will likely be (Monday),” Scioscia said. “But we’re not fitting in a schedule for Weave to follow of when he has to pitch. We’re going to pitch him when he’s ready. So it’s going to go according to how he feels. When he’s ready to pitch we’ll put him in there.”
Weaver missed his start Friday night against the Detroit Tigers to rest his biceps tendinitis but played catch from about 90 feet on Saturday and Sunday. Sciosica said he would talk to Weaver Sunday and Monday to determine when Weaver would return.
“He’ll verbalize it and we want to tangibly see him throwing the ball free and see how it’s coming out of his hand,” Scioscia said. “And just get confidence that he’s at a higher level than he was last week. If he’s not, you’re just spinning your wheels.”
Here's a look at today’s lineups:
Andy Dirks LF
Delmon Young DH
Omar Infante 2B
Mike Trout CF
Torii Hunter RF
Erick Aybar SS
Mark Trumbo LF