Angels' Weaver may be an All-Star after all (sort of) [Updated]
The Angels are awaiting confirmation from the commissioner's office that New York Yankees Manager Joe Girardi has selected Angels ace Jered Weaver to replace Yankees starter CC Sabathia on the American League All-Star roster.
[UPDATED, 7:03 p.m.: Weaver has been confirmed to the American League roster.]
Not that Weaver would be able to pitch in the All-Star game on July 13 at Angel Stadium either.
Sabathia won't be able to pitch under a new rule that bars pitchers who start on the Sunday before the All-Star game from participating in baseball's midsummer showcase. Thing is, Weaver is also scheduled to start Sunday and would also be ineligible, forcing Girardi to pick another pitcher.
At least Weaver would be recognized as an All-Star in uniform, participate in the festivities and wave to the home crowd. He also would receive a $50,000 bonus for being selected to the team.
Weaver is 8-3 with a 2.82 earned-run average and a major league-leading 124 strikeouts. Weaver seemed nonchalant when he was initially left off the All-Star team Sunday.
"It is what it is," he said at the time.
-- Ben Bolch, reporting from Chicago
Photo: Jered Weaver. Credit: Dilip Vishwanat / Getty Images