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Angels starter Jered Weaver starting to work his way back
Angels starter Jered Weaver starting to work his way back

In the second inning of his start Wednesday, Jered Weaver toed the rubber, reared back and unleashed his fastest pitch of the night. It floated by at 86 mph. As the 32-year-old Weaver has aged, and his fastball lost its zip, much has been made of his velocity. Weaver has bristled at questions about it, but each pitch that sputters across the plate like a car with its hazards on does little to dispel concern. This season, Weaver's average fastball is just 84 mph, according to Pitch f/x data compiled by Brooks Baseball. Weaver has shown that he can work with a lagging fastball — he won 18 games last season. Of more concern for the Angels is whether he can tune up his finicky...

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