Well this just isn’t good news for the Angels. Already running with a very thin starting rotation, it looks as though the Angels will be without their ace for some time. Ken Rosenthal reports Weaver is out for close to a month with a broken left elbow. The lanky righty injured his arm pitching against the Rangers on the weekend after a line drive back through the box forced an awkward fall.
With Weaver out, the Angels turn to…I dunno, honestly. They called up Dane De La Rosa from Triple-A but will he start? The rest of the LAA depth chart is a little grim. Jerome Williams? Garrett Richards? Roy Oswalt, pick up that phone! Things aren’t so bad for the Angels but, as mentioned in today’s Battle of LA, digging out of deep hole doomed the Angels in 2012. Without their ace, it looks a lot like they will be in the same situation again in 2013.
Update: looks like Garrett Richards get the call!
Angels are not interested in dealing for Aaron Harang instead will replace Weaver from within with Garrett Richards which is the right move
— JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) April 9, 2013