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Jered Weaver throws off mound for first time since fracturing elbow

May 9, 2013, 8:41 PM EDT

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Things are pretty ugly with the Angels right now, but here’s a piece of good news.

According to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, Jered Weaver threw off the mound today for the first time since he fractured his left (non-throwing) elbow while trying to get out of the way of a comebacker on April 7.

Weaver threw a total of 28 pitches (all fastballs) at about 90 percent intensity and said that he felt “great.” The 30-year-old right-hander will likely need a few more bullpen sessions before being cleared for a minor league rehab assignment. He’s on track to return in late-May or early-June, which would place him a little bit behind the original timeline of 4-6 weeks.

Angels’ starters entered play tonight ranked 25th in the majors with a 4.81 ERA. Weaver’s return won’t solve everything — and it’s worth noting that he was showing diminished velocity prior to the injury — but it will be a welcome sight.

  1. jarathen - May 10, 2013 at 9:32 AM

    If you say so.

  2. raybrower - May 10, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    That’s how I always do it, curled up, back arched, painful look in my face with thousands of shocked people staring at me.

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