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Jered Weaver | Starting Pitcher | #27

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (34) / 10/4/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'7" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Long Beach State
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (12) / LAA
Contract: view contract details
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Jered Weaver had a disastrous outing Wednesday in the Padres’ Cactus League loss to the Royals, letting up four runs, three hits and hitting two batters in only 2/3 of an inning.
For the glass half-full audience, Weaver did record two strikeouts before exiting. Weaver recently complained of a dead arm, which is pretty common this time of year. The right-hander had planned to pitch through it, but the Padres have to be second-guessing that decision after Wednesday's meltdown. Weaver’s fastball was so slow (he topped out at 83.9 mph) that the pitch tracker on MLB.com classified it as a changeup. There was some thought that relocating to pitcher-friendly Petco Park might resurrect Weaver’s career, but those hopes are quickly fading. At this point in his career, Weaver is hanging on for dear life. Mar 22 - 8:07 PM

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Jered Weaver said that he has been working through a dead arm since his last bullpen session.

Weaver has come down with dead-arm in springs past and unless word surfaces to the contrary, this does not appear to be a serious concern. The Padres signed the veteran right-hander to a one-year, $3 million contract in mid-February. Weaver is looking to bounce back from a 2016 season in which he posted a 5.06 ERA in 31 starts.
Mar 22 - 5:43 PM

Jered Weaver said physically he feels "10 steps above last year."

Weaver looked like he was running on fumes last season and admitted that retirement crossed his mind. However, he began to feel better physically this offseason after taking a month off to rest and eventually resurfaced in San Diego. It's good to see Weaver getting his confidence back but he's still miles away from fantasy relevance.
Mar 16 - 11:54 PM

Jered Weaver worked 2 2/3 innings of one-run ball Sunday in his Cactus League start against the Indians.

It was the second appearance in a Padres uniform for Weaver, who tossed two innings of one-run ball in his Cactus League debut last Monday versus the White Sox. He struck out three but walked two and yielded four hits Sunday against the Tribe. Weaver is locked into a rotation spot with San Diego after signing a one-year, $3 million free agent contract in February.
Mar 12 - 6:02 PM

Making his Padres debut, Jered Weaver yielded one run over two innings against the White Sox on Monday.

Weaver gave up four hits, including a run on three singles in the first inning. He struck out one and walked none. Coming off a career-high 5.06 ERA over 31 starts, Weaver is mostly expected to provide innings for San Diego this year. He’s not much of a fantasy option at this stage of his career.
Mar 6 - 7:56 PM

Jered Weaver could be ready to make his Cactus League debut as soon as Sunday.

Weaver is a little behind schedule since he didn't sign until mid-February, but he threw a live batting practice session Tuesday and will throw another one later this week. "I'm trying to get that lankiness back in me," Weaver said. "It was good to get back out there. I was excited to do it, but had to try to stay within myself. It was definitely a step in the right direction."
Feb 28 - 7:20 PM

Padres signed RHP Jered Weaver to a one-year, $3 million contract.

The deal was first reported on Saturday and is now official. Weaver's velocity and results have tumbled in the wrong direction the last few years, as he posted a 5.06 ERA in 2016 while his fastball routinely sat in the low- to mid-80s. However, the Padres' projected rotation right now is laughably bad to the point that the veteran right-hander might be the favorite to start for them on Opening Day. Weaver's days as a fantasy contributor are surely over.
Feb 19 - 12:08 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Padres have agreed to a one-year deal with Jered Weaver.

The veteran right-hander will earn a base salary of around $3 million dollars, which will seemingly guarantee him a spot in the Padres' starting rotation. If there's any place that the 34-year-old soft-tossing right-hander can resurrect his career, pitching in the friendly confines of Petco Park and in the National League West is likely his best chance.
Feb 18 - 1:03 PM

According to Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union Tribune, the Padres remain interested in free agent right-hander Jered Weaver.

Jon Heyman reported earlier in the week that the Padres made Weaver an offer worth more than $1.75 million to Weaver. The 34-year-old earned $20 million in his final season with the Angels in 2016 where he registered a 5.06 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 103/51 K/BB ratio across 178 innings.
Jan 29 - 8:38 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Padres have made an offer of more than $1.75 million to Jered Weaver.

The $1.75 million figure is what San Diego paid Clayton Richard, Jhoulys Chacin and Trevor Cahill. It's unclear when the Padres made the offer, but it sounds like they'd still take Weaver if he's interested. Weaver holds an ugly 4.86 ERA over the last two seasons and his velocity has bottomed out, but perhaps he'd fare a bit better in the National League and at Petco Park.
Jan 23 - 4:57 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports writes the Padres have considered signing Jered Weaver to fill out their starting rotation.

The 34-year-old Weaver is coming off back-to-back subpar seasons but was a Cy Young-caliber starter for several years in his peak. The Padres' rotation is wide open, featuring a cast of journeymen jockeying for spots. Recently-signed veterans Jhoulys Chacin and Clayton Richard likely hold two slots. Returnees Christian Friedrich, Luis Perdomo and Paul Clemens round out the bottom portion. Weaver would add some veteran stability and leadership while eating some innings as the team rebuilds. The Padres have also been linked to Jake Peavy in recent days.
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 10:00:00 PM

Jered Weaver (back) will not make his scheduled start Sunday against the Astros.

That effectively ends his season. Jhoulys Chacin will start in his place. Weaver held a press conference to discuss his "future" on Saturday, which naturally led to retirement rumors. However, Weaver said he is "definitely not" retiring, though it's clear the 33-year-old's career is on its last leg. He'll finish the year 12-12 with a disappointing 5.06 ERA over 31 starts.
Sat, Oct 1, 2016 06:19:00 PM

Jered Weaver (back) plans to start as scheduled Sunday against the Astros.

Weaver was forced to leave Monday's start against the Athletics after five scoreless innings due to lower back tightness, but it won't stop him from making perhaps his final start with the Angels. The veteran right-hander thinks he can pitch next season, but he has yet to make a final decision about his future. Weaver has an ugly 5.06 ERA in 31 starts this season.
Tue, Sep 27, 2016 10:49:00 AM

Jered Weaver exited Monday's start against the Athletics after five scoreless due to lower back tightness.

Weaver allowed just one hit and one walk while striking out three. The veteran right-hander lowered his ERA to 5.06 with the start. Assuming the issue doesn't linger, he lines up to start the season finale against the Astros on Sunday.
Mon, Sep 26, 2016 11:45:00 PM

Jered Weaver yielded five runs over just four frames but escaped with a no-decision in Monday's 10-7 win over the Athletics.

Weaver had actually pitched pretty well in his previous two starts, but he reverted back to stinking in this one. The veteran righty coughed up four hits and walked three, needing 83 pitches to get through four innings. The season can't end soon enough for the 33-year-old. Weaver faces the Rangers the next time out.
Mon, Sep 5, 2016 08:15:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Austin Hedges
2Christian Bethancourt
3Luis Torrens
4Hector Sanchez
5Tony Cruz
1B1Wil Myers
2Jamie Romak
2B1Ryan Schimpf
2Cory Spangenberg
3Jose Pirela
SS1Erick Aybar
2Luis Sardinas
3Javier Guerra
4Allen Cordoba
5Dusty Coleman
3B1Yangervis Solarte
2Brett Wallace
LF1Alex Dickerson
2Jabari Blash
3Collin Cowgill
CF1Travis Jankowski
2Manuel Margot
RF1Hunter Renfroe
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jered Weaver
2Jhoulys Chacin
3Clayton Richard
4Christian Friedrich
5Luis Perdomo
6Jarred Cosart
7Trevor Cahill
8Robbie Erlin
9Colin Rea
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brandon Maurer
2Carter Capps
3Brad Hand
4Ryan Buchter
5Kevin Quackenbush
6Miguel Diaz
7Buddy Baumann
8Keith Hessler
9Jon Edwards
10Craig Stammen
11Jose Torres
12Will Locante
13Jose Ruiz