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Jered Weaver falls on left arm, leaves start

Apr 7, 2013, 10:21 PM EDT

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Forced to dodge a Mitch Moreland liner back through the box, Jered Weaver twisted oddly and fell on his left (non-pitching) arm in Sunday’s game against the Rangers.

The Angels are calling the injury a strained left elbow. X-rays were negative. They won’t know about his availability for his next start for a couple of days yet.

Weaver immediately exited with the injury, but it’s possible he would have been done anyway after giving up his seventh hit of the evening. Weaver allowed four runs through five innings before Moreland led off the sixth with the single. The injury came on his 95th pitch.

Struggling to exceed 85-86 mph with his fastball, Weaver gave up homers to Lance Berkman and David Murphy consecutively in the first inning tonight. He allowed just one run between the second and fifth innings, but he certainly wasn’t overwhelming anyone. He finished the night with four walks and just two strikeouts.

  1. dondada10 - Apr 7, 2013 at 11:11 PM

    Whoa. I just had momentary dyslexia and thought Jared Weaver’s left arm fell off.

    • paperlions - Apr 7, 2013 at 11:22 PM

      You weren’t the only one.

  2. beefytrout - Apr 7, 2013 at 11:23 PM

    the HR’s were not consecutive (Adrian Beltre bats in between Berkman and Murphy).

  3. losanginsight - Apr 7, 2013 at 11:30 PM

    86? He reminded me of his bro with his first 2 starts.

  4. sawxalicious - Apr 8, 2013 at 1:07 AM

    86 mph? Paging Dr. Yocum……

  5. jarathen - Apr 8, 2013 at 8:47 AM

    I think the pitching staff in Anaheim is both better than people are saying (good enough to get by) but also worse (Wilson is probably going to be erratic but fairly effective; something is wrong with Weaver). It’s a good thing Garret Richards has looked so good lately.

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