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Weaver to keep arm active while rehabbing left elbow

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ANAHEIM -- Jered Weaver is no longer wearing a sling on his left arm and could start playing catch within the next few days.

The timeline for the right-hander's broken left elbow to heal -- four to six weeks -- hasn't changed, and Weaver will still have to build up his length upon returning from the disabled list, likely with a rehab assignment. But the Angels believe it'll be good to activate his right arm while he's rehabbing, so long as he doesn't really have to move his left one.

"He's definitely going to start throwing the ball here shortly," manager Mike Scioscia said. "It's just activating the arm. He's going to have to do work to get back to where he was at some point, but this is just a thing that lets the arm continue to get blood flow. You don't want all these adhesions to start to form where you're going through another Spring Training."

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