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Angels expecting Weaver to make next start

Angels expecting Weaver to make next start

ANAHEIM -- Angels right-hander Jered Weaver, who is recovering from lower back tightness, threw a bullpen session Wednesday morning and said he felt "awesome."

Weaver should not miss his next start and is listed as the probable pitcher for Saturday's game at Texas. The Angels ace left Monday's win over Toronto after just two innings when he injured his back fielding a comebacker from Adam Lind.

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Manager Mike Scioscia said the Angels put "a lot of thought" into potentially skipping Weaver's next start and giving him 10-plus days of rest with the All-Star break next week.

"I don't think anything changed from the parameters we put on it a couple days ago," Scioscia said. "Let's wait and see how it lines up. If he can pitch, he'll pitch, and if he's a risk, he won't pitch. Just based on his workout this [morning], he's definitely past that point of being a risk."

Matt Shoemaker relieved Weaver on Monday and threw 3 2/3 innings of two-run ball to pick up the victory.

Matthew DeFranks is an associate reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @MDeFranks. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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