Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 5/29/12
Los Angeles Angels ace Jered Weaver has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain, the team announced Tuesday. Weaver was forced to leave Monday's game against the Yankees after just 12 pitches due to the injury. The team has called up Garrett Richards to replace him. The two-time All-Star was in visible pain after he attempted to throw a warm-up pitch while trainers examined him on the mound at Angel Stadium. The team originally posted on its Twitter account that Weaver was going on the disabled list and then later rescinded that tweet. The later confirmed that the start pitcher was indeed put on the DL. The 29-year-old right-hander went into the game 6-1 with a 2.61 ERA. He went 18-8 with a 2.41 ERA last season, finishing second in the American League Cy Young vote. Monday's game was Weaver's first home start since throwing a no-hitter against the Minnesota Twins on May 2.
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