Weavers name son Aden to honor Adenhart

Weavers name son Aden to honor Adenhart

Weavers name son Aden to honor Adenhart

ANAHEIM -- While the Angels were preparing for their three-game series against the Red Sox, Jered Weaver became a father.

Weaver and his wife, Kristin, welcomed Aden David Weaver into the world on Friday. Aden, who checked in at eight pounds and 21 inches long, received his first name in honor of late friend and former teammate Nick Adenhart

Adenhart, just hours after pitching six scoreless innings in his season debut on April 8, 2009, was one of three people killed in an automobile accident with a drunk driver.

Weaver started the next day and wrote Adenhart's initials on the mound, something he still does prior to every start.

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