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Jered Weaver likely to start on short rest this weekend

Sep 13, 2011, 1:44 PM EDT

Jered Weaver

Jered Weaver struggled working on short rest two weeks ago, giving up seven runs to the Rangers on August 28, but the Angels ace is going to give it another try.

Weaver is scheduled to pitch tomorrow against the A’s and manager Mike Scioscia indicated to reporters that his next start will probably be Sunday versus the Orioles, which would then line him up to also work September 23 and the September 28 season finale.

Of course, nothing is set in stone yet and Scioscia explained that Weaver wouldn’t be asked to come back on short rest if his pitch count tomorrow is exceptionally high.

That poor outing in late August is the only time in 174 career starts that Weaver has pitched on fewer than four days of rest.

  1. bigleagues - Sep 13, 2011 at 2:03 PM

    This time if he has the lead or kept it close after 6, yank him.

    Not everyone does well with pitching on short rest – especially when they hadn’t done it before in their career.

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