San Bernardino, CA- Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jered Weaver is scheduled to appear at San Manuel Stadium on Thursday, July 30th as part of a Major League injury-rehabilitation assignment. The Angels ace will start for the Inland Empire 66ers as they host the Bakersfield Blaze, California League affiliate of the Seattle Mariners.
Weaver, the Angels 2004 first-round pick (12th overall) out Long Beach State, has been sidelined since late-June with inflammation in his left hip. The three-time American League All-Star has amassed a career record of 135-77 with a 3.36 ERA and 1,454 strikeouts. In 2015, the righty has a 4-8 mark with a 4.75 ERA. Last season, the Northridge, CA native led the league in games started (34) and wins (18) and eclipsed the 210.0 IP plateau for the fourth time in his nine seasons of major league service time. Weaver was a 20-game winner in 2012 and led the league with 233 strikeouts in 2010.
“We are thrilled for our fans that they will get to witness an elite, long-time Angel veteran work here at San Manuel Stadium,” Inland Empire 66ers General Manager Joe Hudson said. “This is an exciting part of minor league baseball and we couldn’t be happier that the Angels are sending one of the best players to ever wear a Halo uniform to the Inland Empire.”
Tickets for Jered Weaver’s start are available for advance purchase at 66ers.com (You can proceed to the tickets page by clicking here)or in person at the San Manuel Stadium box office. Groups of 20-or-more fans should call the 66ers front office at (909) 888-9922. The evening’s promotion is “Thirsty Thursday” with discounts on Hangar 24 pints as well as other domestic beers and soda.