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Jered Weaver could rejoin the Angels' starting rotation next week, Manager Mike Scioscia said Tuesday.
Weaver is set to pitch in an extended spring game Wednesday in Arizona, the same day Joe Blanton is scheduled to start for the Angels. That would line up Weaver to replace Blanton when that turn comes up again Monday, against the Dodgers.
Weaver, the Angels' ace, has not pitched since April 7 because of a fractured left elbow. Blanton is 0-7 with a 6.62 earned-run average, the most losses and highest ERA of any starter in the American League. Blanton also has given up the most hits of any pitcher in the major leagues.
Blanton is in the first year of a two-year, 15-million contract. With Jerome Williams in the rotation, the Angels could try Blanton as a long reliever.
The Angels have targeted Weaver for five innings and 75 pitches in his extended spring appearance Wednesday.
"Where he lines up will be contingent with how he feels coming out of it," Scioscia said.
If all goes well, Scioscia said, the Angels could let Weaver take his next step six innings and 90 pitches in a major league start.
The Angels activated reliever Sean Burnett and could be getting additional pitching reinforcements soon. Relievers Kevin Jepsen and Ryan Madson are set to report to triple-A Salt Lake this week for rehabilitation assignments. Jepsen is expected to rejoin the Angels after pitching for Salt Lake on Wednesday and Friday; Madson's timetable is uncertain.
Also, starter Tommy Hanson has reported to the Angels' Arizona complex to resume workouts. Hanson, who has not pitched since May 4 in the aftermath of the death of his stepbrother, would "most likely not" be ready to take his next scheduled turn Saturday, Scioscia said.
Among the Angels' options: Billy Buckner, who would become the 21st pitcher the club has used this season. The franchise record is 29. Buckner last appeared in the majors three years ago, for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
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Mike Trout hit for the cycle last night, the Angels have won three in a row, and Jered Weaver could be returning from the DL next week. Things are looking up for the Angels. Of course, the most important part of those three positive signs is the potential return of Jered Weaver. As long as all goes well with his extended spring training start today, the Angels could activate...
The May 21st, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Albert Pujols doesn't matter anymore, rekindling the Cabrera-Trout debate and much more...
The Story: Albert Pujols doesn't matter anymore.
The Monkey Says: I cannot counter any of this. Pujols just isn't a top player anymore, at least not while his body is broken down the way it is...
After fracturing his non-pitching arm elbow while dodging a line drive on April 7 against the Texas Rangers, Angels ace Jered Weaver threw a simulated game this past Friday in which he threw 80 pitches over four innings.
Weaver suffered no issues or setbacks and is scheduled to start an extended spring training game on Wednesday. Los Angeles will require Weaver to start at least...
Tweet Last season, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim outfielder Mike Trout took the major leagues by storm by putting together one of the best rookie seasons in history, and he appears to be picking up right where he left off. Tuesday night Trout became the youngest player in MLB history to hit for the cycle, [...]
It is not too often that we see a rookie come out and dominate like Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout did last season. You could definitely argue that he deserved the AL MVP last season (but it was hard to deny Miguel Cabrera at the same time).
The one thing about coming out of the gate as hard as Trout did last season was that he had to provide fans with Act II this season...
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Mike Trout became the sixth Angels player to hit for the cycle when he turned the trick in a 12-0 blowout win over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night.
Trout showcased his diverse talents while achieving the milestone. He beat out an infield single to the right side in the third, drilled a triple to center in the fourth, roped a 3-run double...
Mike Trout even surprised himself in adding to his growing list of impressive big league achievements.
Trout hit for the cycle and drove in five runs, Josh Hamilton celebrated his 32nd birthday with a homer and a triple his first two times up, and Howie Kendrick also went deep in the Los Angeles Angels' 12-0 rout of the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night.
Trout, last season...
Following a successful minor league rehab appearance with the Los Angeles Angels' Single-A affiliate, left-handed reliever Sean Burnett told William Boor of MLB.com that he hopes to be activated from the disabled list as soon as Tuesday.
"Felt good," Burnett said of his one-inning
appearance. "As long as I go out there today and feel good, hopefully I'...
By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -
MAY 22, 2002
GAME 44 - ROYALS AT ANGELS
ANAHEIM – It would have been completely understandable had the Angels lost Wednesday night's game to the Kansas City Royals. After all, a team can't win every night.
And besides, they had fallen behind 5-0 to the best pitcher no one's heard of in Royals starter Paul Byrd...
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Just when we thought it was okay to give the 2013 MVP to the last year’s Triple Crown and MVP winner, Miguel Cabrera guess who decides to crash the party? Mike Trout, the sophomore sensation who finished second in the AL MVP vote last year. Trout had an answer to Cabrera’s recent tear by hitting for the cycle on Tuesday night against the Seattle Mariners...
Last year’s AL Rookie of the Year and one of the most electrifying young players in the game, Mike Trout hit for the cycle on Tuesday night in a 12-0 rout of the Seattle Mariners at the hands of the Los Angeles Angels.
Trout’s cycle would start with an infield single in the third-inning, followed by an RBI triple to deep right center field in the fourth-inning.
In the sixth-inning...
The evening began with birthday boy Josh Hamilton launching a deep 2-run home run into left centerfield. The star of Arte Moreno's 2012 offseason looks like he is finally ready to climb out of his season-long funk. And that could very well have been the story of the night, but the 32-year-old's birthday bash was overshadowed by a kid 11 years his junior: Mike Trout, who made...
We all know who Bryce Harper is – the guy will literally run into a wall for attention and then blame it on playing stupid hard. And we all know that Miguel Cabrera is crushing high-AAA pitching on a daily basis. There is another guy, though, that should be garnering way more attention than he currently is – Mike Trout.
Last night, Mike Trout did his best pre-Kim Basinger...
Time for the trots!
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Home Run of the Day: Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels - 20.69 seconds [video]
It's hard to say this without sounding like a buzzkill, but there's no celebrated feat in baseball more worthless than hitting for the cycle. It's just a neat little accounting oddity. However, I still find it fun to see when...
A more patient approach at the plate helped the Los Angeles Angels win the final two games in their latest series. They'll try to get their next one off to a victorious start with another successful performance against the Seattle Mariners' Aaron Harang.
The Angels try to match their longest win streak of the season Tuesday night while beating Harang for the second time...