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Sunday night’s contest between the Angels and Rangers was supposed to be a good ol’ fashioned pitchers duel. Two aces at the top of their game pitching in what was expected to be a low scoring affair. Boy were we wrong. Angels’ ace Jered Weaver left the contest after suffering an injury to his left (non-throwing) elbow after he landed awkwardly making an attempt at a Mitch Moreland single up the middle. X-rays after the game came back negative and an MRI showed a sprained elbow. Basically, Weaver suffered trauma to the ligaments that provide stability to the elbow, which can range from a grade 1 (minimal tearing, overstretch) to a grade 3 (near to full tear). Based on early reports, it doesn’t seem to be serious, although without full details, it’s all speculation at this point. So what does this mean for Weaver moving forward? The main positive to take away from this injury was that it happened to his non-throwing arm. Yes, there is a propensity for a pitcher to change his mechanic...
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