OAKLAND -- Angels ace Jered Weaver returned to Southern California on Wednesday to have his bruised right shoulder examined by Dr. Lewis Yocum, a development that will likely prevent the right-hander from pitching this weekend against the Detroit Tigers.
Weaver, who is 16-4 with a 2.86 earned run average, was injured Sunday in Seattle when he took a Dustin Ackley line drive off his right shoulder.
"Let's just wait and see," Manager Mike Scioscia said, when asked if Weaver has been ruled out for Friday night. "We have time to make a decision."
With Thursday's off day, the Angels can start Ervin Santana, C.J. Wilson and Zack Greinke on regular rest against the Tigers and Dan Haren Monday night against Oakland. Weaver's spot in the rotation wouldn't come up until Tuesday.