Angels: Jered Weaver to drop appeal of six-game suspension
One night after saying he planned to go through with an appeal of his six-game suspension for throwing over the head of Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila last Sunday, Angels ace Jered Weaver has changed his mind.
Weaver will drop his appeal, begin serving the suspension Saturday, and he's scheduled to pitch Aug. 13 at Toronto.
Weaver is 14-5 with a major league-leading 1.78 earned-run average. He struck out eight and walked one in nine scoreless innings Friday during the Angels 1-0 win against Seattle.
With Weaver out, the Angels still need to figure out who will start Wednesday's game at New York.
"We'll have a starter," Angels Manager Mike Scioscia said before Saturday's game. "We just don't have a name yet. We have an idea of which way we're going. We certainly want to come through this series now and let things move a little further along and then we'll have an announcement."
One possible candidate to start Wednesday is reliever Hisanori Takahashi, who is 3-2 with a 3.35 ERA in 43 games this season.
-- Baxter Holmes
Photo: Jered Weaver worked nine shutout innings against the Seattle Mariners on Friday night at Angel Stadium. Credit: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times