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Angels expected to announce contract extension for Jered Weaver

August 21, 2011 |  6:06 pm

The Angels are expected to announce Tuesday they have signed ace Jered Weaver to a contract extension that is believed to be for five years and $85 million, according to a source close to the situation who was not authorized to speak publicly.

The team has scheduled a news conference for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Angel Stadium.

Agent Scott Boras, who represents Weaver, would not confirm any extension when reached by phone Sunday evening. Weaver, a two-time All-Star who is having his best season, is making $7.37 million this season, the next-to-last that he is under club control.

Weaver is 14-6 and leads the American League with a 2.10 earned-run average, making him a strong candidate for the Cy Young Award.


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Photo: Angels starter Jered Weaver. Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times