Angels Weaver Out

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Angels pitcher Jered Weaver experienced some tightness in his throwing shoulder and the Angels are going to shelf him for the next couple of weeks. Although this comes as a surprise to some of the Angels staff, Weaver says this feeling has come up before. "The way I throw, it's going to be an issue — I've had it since high school," he said. "It sticks around for a long time, and it's a matter of knocking it out. With my long mechanics and different arm slot, I put a little more stress on my shoulder." In his rookie season, Weaver was 11-2 with a 2.56 ERA and 105 K. The Angels also held Kelvim Escobar and Francisco Rodriguez out of fielding drills because Escobar felt tightness in his left knee and Rodriguez had a sore hamstring.