MLB Injury News: Weaver complains of neck tightness, out for spring training for Angels

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Weaver (Photo Courtesy: Keith Allison/Wikimedia Commons)

Los Angeles Angels pitcher has been complaining of neck pain and tightness and will see a specialist on Monday. He was diagnosed with “mild degenerative changes” in his spine, confirmed reports over the weekend.

Angels manager Mike Scioscia confirmed the injury for Weaver, who is not expected to join the spring training for Los Angeles on Monday, reports ESPN.

“We’ll see. We’re going to meet whatever needs Jered has right now,” Scioscia said to reporters.

Weaver is a three-time MLB All-Star making the elite team from 2010 to 2012. He was a two-time American League wins leader in 2012 and 2014 and the league’s strikeout leader in 2010.

The veteran pitcher is known for his four-seam fastball and two-seam fastball plus effective sliders and cutters.

Through the 2015 MLB Season, Weaver has a win-loss record of 138-91 with Earned Run Average (ERA) of 3.40 and a total of 1,495 strikeouts for his career. The 33-year-old pitcher has been with the L.A. Angeles since 2006.

The Angels did not make the postseason last year with 85 wins against 77 losses in the regular season. L.A. is currently 6-6 in the spring training in this year’s preseason games.

Photo courtesy: Keith Allison/Wikimedia Commons

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