Weaver could soon return to rotation

ANAHEIM -- Jered Weaver could return to the Los Angeles Angels’ rotation as early as next week but Angels manager Mike Scioscia was cautious not to lock him into an exact date until he saw his ace on the mound.

“At some point he’s going to have to get on the mound for touch and feel and it will likely be (Monday),” Scioscia said. “But we’re not fitting in a schedule for Weave to follow of when he has to pitch. We’re going to pitch him when he’s ready. So it’s going to go according to how he feels. When he’s ready to pitch we’ll put him in there.”

Weaver missed his start Friday night against the Detroit Tigers to rest his biceps tendinitis but played catch from about 90 feet on Saturday and Sunday. Sciosica said he would talk to Weaver Sunday and Monday to determine when Weaver would return.

“He’ll verbalize it and we want to tangibly see him throwing the ball free and see how it’s coming out of his hand,” Scioscia said. “And just get confidence that he’s at a higher level than he was last week. If he’s not, you’re just spinning your wheels.”

Here's a look at today’s lineups:


Austin Jackson 2B

Andy Dirks LF

Miguel Cabrera 3B

Prince Fielder 1B

Delmon Young DH

Brennan Boesch RF

Jhonny Peralta SS

Alex Avila C

Omar Infante 2B


Mike Trout CF

Torii Hunter RF

Albert Pujols DH

Kendrys Morales 1B

Howie Kendrick 2B

Erick Aybar SS

Mark Trumbo LF

Alberto Callaspo 3B

Chris Iannetta C