Jered Weaver drops appeal of ban

Updated: August 7, 2011, 1:32 PM ET
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Los Angeles Angels ace Jered Weaver has dropped his appeal of a six-game suspension for throwing at Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila and will begin serving the suspension Saturday.

Weaver pitched nine shutout innings in a no-decision Friday night and will return to the team's rotation next Saturday in Toronto, so the suspension will amount to three extra days of rest. Weaver (14-5, 1.78 ERA) was adamant Friday night that he would go forward with the appeal, but apparently ...

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