There is no timetable for Bartolo Colon’s return to the Angels lineup but Thursday’s rehab outing at Rancho Cucamonga sure looked promising. Colon, who is rehabbing rotator cuff damage suffered last season, didn’t allow a run and gave up just one hit in four innings against Lake Elsinore. The right-hander walked one with five strikeouts in his 61-pitch outing.
Now Lake Elsinore will have to face Jered Weaver, who is much more major-league ready than Colon. Weaver should be even more dominating but it never does work out that way. Weaver’s goal is just to get in some much-needed work.
“I’m not really worried about what happens out there,” Weaver said. “If I give up five or six runs I’m not going to be worried. It’s more of a touch and feel thing for me. I just want to go out there and get some work in and build up my arm strength.”