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Jered Weaver's back is improving, but next start in doubt
Jered Weaver's back is improving, but next start in doubt

Jered Weaver, pulled from Monday night’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays after two innings because of lower-back tightness, felt good enough to play catch Tuesday, but the Angels have not yet decided if their ace will make his next scheduled start Saturday in Texas. With swingman Hector Santiago available to fill Weaver’s rotation spot either Thursday night or Saturday and the All-Star break beginning Monday, the Angels could push Weaver’s next game back to the start of the second half against Seattle, giving him 11 or 12 days to heal. But Weaver is also one of the team’s top pitchers, and with the second-place Angels (52-36) trying to catch the first-place...

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