ANAHEIM, Calif. Jered Weaver is back in the Angels' starting rotation.
After throwing a full bullpen session Monday afternoon at Angels Stadium, the right-hander pronounced himself fit to start, and manager Mike Scioscia said he penciled in Weaver as the Angels' starter Thursday afternoon against the Oakland A's.
The operative word is "penciled."
The Angels will wait to see if Weaver feels any shoulder discomfort in the next couple of days, but at this point it appears he'll make his first start since Sept. 2.
"We don't have a crystal ball, but we're not anticipating anything," Scioscia said before the Angels faced the Oakland A's in the opener of a four-game series. "The way he felt today, we're very confident he's going to be able to answer the bell on Thursday. If something comes up in the next day or two, we can still adjust from that."
Weaver (16-4, 2.86 ERA) missed one start because of tendinitis in his shoulder but had a productive, pain-free 49-pitch session. Although ...