Los Angeles Angels ace Jered Weaver will return from the disabled list Wednesday to pitch against the San Francisco Giants.
Angels manager Mike Scioscia announced the plan Monday before opening an interleague series with the Giants.
Weaver has been out since leaving his May 28 start against the Yankees after just 12 pitches. Last season's AL Cy Young runner-up had lower back pain, but responded well to rest and treatment.
Scioscia says Weaver will only throw 80-90 pitches against the Giants, and a day off on Thursday will give him extra rest between starts. The Angels decided Weaver didn't need a minor-league rehab start.
''We didn't want him to waste bullets in the minor leagues,'' Scioscia said. ''The best thing for him was to face major league hitters. There's no reason he shouldn't get through the fifth or sixth inning. He's been out three weeks. If it was six to eight weeks, it would have been different.''
Weaver is 6-1 with a 2.61 ERA, third-best in the AL. He has two com...