Jered Weaver could be close to returning to rotation

Jered Weaver

Jered Weaver/Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Angels


Right-hander Jered Weaver, on the disabled list since June 21 with hip inflammation, threw a bullpen session Sunday and is slated for his second rehab assignment Tuesday at Single-A Inland Empire. Scioscia hinted Weaver might be close to being ready for major-league action.

“He had a ‘pen today and Weave, I mean, he’s smiling,” Scioscia said. “He feels great. He’ll throw another rehab game Tuesday.”

Weaver on Thursday tossed 3 2/3 innings for Inland Empire, throwing 63 pitches – 42 for strikes. He allowed one unearned run on three hits, struck out two and walked two. Scioscia said his progress in these games will determine his return to the Angels’ staff.

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