Weaver set to throw off mound next week

Weaver set to throw off mound next week

ANAHEIM -- Jered Weaver is expected to throw a bullpen session next week, marking the first time he will throw from a mound since landing on the disabled list with a fractured elbow on his left arm a little less than a month ago.

"Very likely," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "I think he's still got to go through his long toss process and come out fine, so I think the exact day is still a question mark. But I really think next week, the middle-to-end of next week."

Weaver has been playing catch from flat ground almost every day, and he was expected to be backed up to about 150 feet on Saturday. Scioscia said the goal is to have Weaver play long toss from about 180 feet.

If Weaver remains on track with his long toss and next week's bullpen goes well, a rehab stint may be on the horizon.

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