Angels Manager Mike Scioscia said Jered Weaver will "definitely come back on three days' rest at some point," most likely Sunday in Baltimore, so the right-hander can start the Sept. 28 season finale against Texas. Weaver will start Wednesday's series finale in Oakland. If he comes back on short rest Sunday, he would avoid a four-game series next week in Toronto, where he was rocked for eight runs and eight hits in 42/3 innings of his last start there on Aug. 13. That would also enable Weaver to make his final two starts of the season on regular rest at home, against Oakland on Sept. 23 and against the Rangers on Sept. 28. Weaver is 8-1 with a 1.81 earned-run average in 14 home starts this season and 8-6 with a 3.03 ERA in 16 road starts. But in his first and only career start on short rest, Weaver gave up seven runs and eight hits in six innings of a 9-5 loss to Texas on Aug. 28. "Your preference is to do it as early as possible," Scioscia said, "but you could also do it at the end of the season, too." The timing of the move, Scioscia said, will depend on Weaver's "pitch count and how he comes out of his start. We won't do it after a 137-pitch outing."
Angels ace Jered Weaver to pitch on short rest
Los Angeles Times | Sep 13