Right-hander returning ahead of schedule

Originally Published: August 20, 2003
Associated Press

New York Yankees: Jeff Weaver has lost his job in the Yankees' starting rotation to Jose Contreras. By the end of the week, Weaver could lose his roster spot, too.

Contreras, sidelined since early June by a strained right shoulder, will return Sunday and start against the Baltimore Orioles. Yankees manager Joe Torre said Weaver would either be sent to the bullpen or to the minor leagues until rosters expand Sept. 1.

"That's what happens when you're here,'' Torre said after ...

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