Originally posted on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 5/29/12
ANAHEIM, Calif. Justas they begin their toughest stretch of games this season, the Angels got thebad news: Ace starter Jered Weaver is going on the disabled list with a strainin his lower back and inflammation in a disk. The Angels were expectedto make the move official late Tuesday afternoon and have already recalledpitcher Garrett Richards from Triple-A Salt Lake. Weaver will miss atleast three starts, including Sundays game against the Texas Rangers atAnaheim Stadium. Its disappointing,Weaver said, but what are you going to do? As a starting pitcher, you live forgames like this, especially against the Yankees and obviously your rival inyour division. It couldnt have come at a worse time. Weaver said the prescribedtreatment is ice and massage for several days. Theres really notimetable, he said. Its just a matter of how my body responds to everything,how I bounce back from the treatments thatll tell us when we can get into thestrengthening stuff and core stuff to stabilize that part of the back.
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