Jered Weaver out due to bicep tendinitis
The Angels’ right-hander Jered Weaver will not start against Detroit this weekend. An MRI revealed tendinitis in his right bicep on Wednesday.
Although the ace was struck by Dustin Ackley of the Mariners on Sunday, it did not cause the injury.
The team has not released how long Weaver will be out. After this weekend, if he isn’t ready for his next scheduled start on Tuesday, Jerome Williams or Barry Enright could take his place.
Manager Mike Scioscia was hoping to keep Weaver on regular rest through September, but plans have changed.
“We want to make sure he’s able to maintain his delivery without adjusting for whatever reasons or stressing any other areas,” Scioscia told the LA Times. “We’ll get some clarity soon.”
The Angels bullpen has turned around from a 6.49 ERA in the beginning of August. In the last fifteen games, the starters have gone 10-2 with a combined 3.19 ERA.
The Angels don’t expect Weaver to be out too long.
“He’s going to miss his start next time through and should be back shortly thereafter,” Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto told MLB.com.