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06/30/2006 5:18 PM ET
Angels designate pitcher Jeff Weaver for assignment; Club recalls pitcher Jered Weaver from Triple-A Salt Lake
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ANAHEIM -- The Angels Friday designated right-handed pitcher Jeff Weaver for assignment. To replace Weaver on the club's 25-man roster, the Angels recalled right-handed pitcher Jered Weaver from Triple-A Salt Lake. These announcements were made by club Vice President/General Manager Bill Stoneman.

Jeff Weaver, 29, was 3-10 with a 6.29 ERA (88.2 IP - 62 ER) in 16 games with the Angels this season. He allowed 114 hits (18 HR), walked 21 and struck out 62 in that span. Opponents batted .309 against Weaver in 2006. He signed a one-year contract with the Angels, Feb. 15, 2006.

Originally selected by Detroit in the first round (14th overall) of the June 1998 First-Year Player Draft, Weaver owns a career record of 81-97 with 13 complete games, five shutouts and a 4.55 ERA (1484.2 IP - 750 ER) in 242 games (225 starts). He is one strikeout shy of 1,000 in his career. Weaver has appeared in the major leagues with the Tigers (1999-2002), Yankees (2002-03), Texas (2003), Dodgers (2004-05) and Angels (2006).

Jered Weaver, 23, was 6-1 with two complete game shutouts and a 1.99 ERA (77 IP - 17 ER) in 12 games (11 starts) in two stints at triple-A Salt Lake. He allowed 63 hits (7 HR), walked 10 and struck out 93 in 77 innings pitched. He struck out a club record tying 14 batters, June 23 vs. Sacramento, and posted a consecutive scoreless innings streak of 27.1, May 6-22, tying the franchise record set by Kevin Gregg. Weaver earned Pacific Coast League Player of the Week honors for June 19-25.

Weaver originally had his contract selected by the Angels, May 26, and was optioned, June 17. He is 4-0 with a 1.37 ERA (26.1 IP - 4 ER) in four starts. Weaver has allowed 16 hits (2 HR), walked four and struck out 22 in that span. Opponents are batting .170 against him. Weaver is the second Angel to win his first four starts in club history, joining Bo Belinsky who won his first five starts, April 18-May 11, 1962.

In 2005, Weaver finished a combined 7-4 with a 3.91 ERA (76 IP - 33 ER) in 15 starts at Rancho Cucamonga and Arkansas. He was named California League Pitcher of the Month for July (4-0, 1.52 ERA) and received Pitcher of the Week honors for July 11-17 & July 18-24. Weaver was also named to the Regional Olympic Qualifying Team roster.

Selected by Angels in first round (12th pick overall) of 2004 Free Agent Amateur Draft, Weaver finished his collegiate career with 37-9 record and 2.43 ERA (100 ER - 370 IP) in three seasons at Long Beach State University (CA). He allowed 248 hits and 73 walks while posting a school-record 431 career strikeouts.

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