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June 21, 2009 | Mike DiGiovanna
It was the baseball equivalent of a big brother putting his little brother in a headlock and giving him a noogie. A serious beat-down it wasn't, but Jeff Weaver clearly got the best of little brother Jered on Saturday night, the elder Weaver's five-inning, two-run effort leading the Dodgers to a 6-4 interleague victory before a crowd of 44,148 in Angel Stadium. With parents Gail and Dave Weaver sitting behind home plate wearing hybrid Dodgers-Angels No.
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October 16, 2009 | Ben Bolch
George Sherrill knew something was amiss when his fastballs kept missing high and inside to Ryan Howard , the first batter he faced in the eighth inning. The Dodgers reliever walked Howard and couldn't straighten out his delivery to Jayson Werth . He walked Werth too. Sherrill then threw a first-pitch breaking ball to Raul Ibanez that the left-handed slugger belted for a three-run home run that accounted for the Philadelphia Phillies' final runs during an 8-6 victory in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series on Thursday night at Dodger Stadium.
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February 10, 2009 | Dylan Hernandez, Lance Pugmire, Staff and Wire Reports
The Dodgers signed veteran right-hander Jeff Weaver to a minor league deal Monday that includes an invitation to spring training. Weaver, 32, will compete for a spot in the bullpen and can earn $500,000 if he makes the major league roster. A starter for most of his career, Weaver pitched for the Dodgers in 2004-05, posting a 27-24 record and 4.14 earned-run average.
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October 10, 2009 | BILL SHAIKIN, ON BASEBALL
Beat L.A.? No one has. Not yet, not this October. Beat the Weavers? No one has, not in this wild and wonderful October. The Dodgers and Angels each are one win away from filling half the spots in baseball's final four, for the first time. The Dodgers have two victories, one from Jeff Weaver. The Angels have two victories, one from Jered Weaver. Simi Valley, thank you very much. The hometown kids have done the hometown teams proud. Mom and Dad, who watched the boys pitch against each other at Angel Stadium in June, beamed with pride from the box seats Friday night.
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July 6, 2006 | Bill Shaikin, Times Staff Writer
You don't get a high price when you run a clearance sale, and so the Angels didn't get much in return for Jeff Weaver. The Angels traded him to the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday for a minor league outfielder who needed five years to advance past the Class-A level. The Angels also paid much -- but not all -- of the $4 million left on Weaver's contract. If they had not traded him by Sunday, they would have had to release him, paying off the contract and getting nothing in return.
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June 15, 2006 | Mike DiGiovanna, Times Staff Writer
The decision isn't final, but the Angels appear to be leaning toward keeping rookie Jered Weaver in the rotation and moving his older brother, Jeff, to the bullpen when ace Bartolo Colon comes off the disabled list this weekend. "He hasn't done much to hurt his case," Manager Mike Scioscia said of Jered Weaver, who is 4-0 with a 1.37 earned-run average after Tuesday's win over the Royals. "The way he's executing pitches, he's shown he knows what to bring to the mound.
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August 19, 2009 | Dylan hernandez
On a day when Manager Joe Torre conceded that Hiroki Kuroda probably would go on the disabled list in the near future, Clayton Kershaw walked into the Dodgers' clubhouse with flu-like symptoms. Nice timing, huh? Kershaw's illness translated into uncertainty for the Band-Aid of the ailing pitching staff, Jeff Weaver . Weaver was named as Kuroda's replacement to start the series opener against the Chicago Cubs on Thursday -- that is, if Kershaw is healthy enough to face the St. Louis Cardinals today.
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May 3, 2009 | Jim Peltz
Jeff Weaver was tapped to be the Dodgers' starting pitcher Tuesday in place of struggling rookie James McDonald, who will return to the bullpen, Manager Joe Torre said Saturday. The switch was made after McDonald, 24, lasted only 1 2/3 innings Thursday night against the San Diego Padres, although the Dodgers won, 8-5. In that game and others as the Dodgers' fifth starter, the right-handed McDonald struggled to consistently throw strikes. "J.
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May 26, 2007
Sports agent Scott Boras persuaded pitcher Jeff Weaver to turn down a lucrative two-year contract with the World Series champion Cardinals in favor of a one-year deal with the Seattle Mariners. Let's be honest. If Boras had been Secretary of State in 1867 instead of William Seward, Alaska would still belong to Russia. DAVID MACARAY Rowland Heights
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July 1, 2006 | Mike DiGiovanna, Times Staff Writer
Maybe 25 years from now, when the Weavers get together for a family reunion, they'll be able to laugh about the day the Angels severed ties with Jeff Weaver to clear a permanent rotation spot for Jered Weaver, Jeff's younger brother. But there was no joy in the Weaver household Friday when struggling starter Jeff Weaver was designated for assignment, giving the Angels 10 days to either trade or release him, and rookie Jered Weaver was recalled from triple-A Salt Lake.
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October 8, 2009 | T.J. SIMERS
As the postseason began Wednesday, it all went according to form. Cliff Lee dominated the Rockies as expected, the Yankees dismissed the Twins, of course, and Randy Wolf showed why he went 275 starts without ever getting the chance to work a playoff game before. It was Dodgers textbook baseball, all right, terrific entertainment, hair-raising and just how they won more games in the National League this season than any other. You mix shaky starting pitching with a burst of hitting and a bullpen committee with the ability to take a game over beginning with the seventh inning, and the Cardinals probably still don't know what happened.
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September 27, 2009 | Bill Shaikin
Jim Tracy and the Dodgers will be getting ready for the playoffs next weekend, but not together. The Dodgers will make their fourth postseason appearance in six years. Tracy managed the Dodgers when that run started, in 2004. The only player remaining from that team is Jeff Weaver, who started Game 2 of the division series against the St. Louis Cardinals. Weaver was the losing pitcher. The winning pitcher was a then-obscure reliever named Dan Haren. The starter for St. Louis? Jason Marquis, now pitching for Tracy and the Rockies.
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August 30, 2009 | Dylan Hernandez
On the eve of his third start for the Dodgers, Charlie Haeger talked about the courage required to be a knuckleball pitcher. "It takes some guts to throw a 66-mph pitch," he said. Saturday, he showed why that's true. Haeger was savaged by the Cincinnati Reds, giving up four runs and four hits in 2 1/3 innings to blow a four-run lead. Making things palatable for Haeger was that the Dodgers claimed an 11-4 win at Great American Ball Park and that Manager Joe Torre said Haeger would remain in the rotation.
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August 22, 2009 | Dylan Hernandez
Jonathan Broxton acknowledged that the wear and tear of the season is taking its toll on his mind and body. "We've played 120 games already," Broxton said. "You travel around. You pitch three nights in a row. You pitch four out of six days. It starts wearing on you." Before getting the save Friday night with a perfect ninth inning against the Chicago Cubs, Broxton had blown three of his last six save opportunities and gave up the deciding run in the Dodgers' 3-2 loss to St. Louis on Wednesday.
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August 19, 2009 | Dylan hernandez
On a day when Manager Joe Torre conceded that Hiroki Kuroda probably would go on the disabled list in the near future, Clayton Kershaw walked into the Dodgers' clubhouse with flu-like symptoms. Nice timing, huh? Kershaw's illness translated into uncertainty for the Band-Aid of the ailing pitching staff, Jeff Weaver . Weaver was named as Kuroda's replacement to start the series opener against the Chicago Cubs on Thursday -- that is, if Kershaw is healthy enough to face the St. Louis Cardinals today.
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August 16, 2009 | Jim Peltz
The Dodgers tentatively plan to start knuckleballer Charlie Haeger when they return home Monday to face the St. Louis Cardinals, Manager Joe Torre said Saturday. Starter Chad Billingsley is expected to return to the rotation Tuesday against the Cardinals, Torre said. Haeger, 25, was called up from triple-A Albuquerque last week. First drafted by the Chicago White Sox in 2001, he has appeared in only 19 major league games, with one start. He was 11-6 with a 3.55 earned-run average in 22 starts with Albuquerque.
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September 27, 2009 | Bill Shaikin
Jim Tracy and the Dodgers will be getting ready for the playoffs next weekend, but not together. The Dodgers will make their fourth postseason appearance in six years. Tracy managed the Dodgers when that run started, in 2004. The only player remaining from that team is Jeff Weaver, who started Game 2 of the division series against the St. Louis Cardinals. Weaver was the losing pitcher. The winning pitcher was a then-obscure reliever named Dan Haren. The starter for St. Louis? Jason Marquis, now pitching for Tracy and the Rockies.
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June 14, 2005 | Steve Henson
DODGERS' JEFF WEAVER vs. ROYALS' RUNELVYS HERNANDEZ *--* THE MATCHUPS 2005 2005 VS OPP TEAMS/PITCHERS W-L ERA TEAM W-L IP ERA DODGERS/Weaver (R) 6-5 5.27 8-5 -- -- -- Kansas City/Hernandez (R) 3-7 5.03 5-8 -- -- -- *--* Kauffman Stadium, 5 PDT TV -- FSN West 2. Radio -- 980, 1330. Update -- Royal first baseman Mike Sweeney should return after sitting out five games because of a sore side. Sweeney is batting .357 against Weaver in 42 at-bats.
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August 11, 2009 | Dylan Hernandez
The Dodgers have scratched Chad Billingsley for his scheduled start Wednesday in San Francisco, and there's a chance the All-Star right-hander's sore left hamstring could land him on the disabled list. Billingsley came out of his last two starts early with hamstring problems but the Dodgers were hopeful he might not miss a turn in the rotation after he threw off flat ground with minimal pain Sunday. However, his bullpen session today in San Francisco did not go well and Manager Joe Torre decided to shut him down.
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July 12, 2009 | DYLAN HERNANDEZ
On the tentative schedule laying out the Dodgers' rotation after the All-Star break, Randy Wolf is penciled in for the first game and Chad Billingsley the second. For the fifth game, there isn't a name but a number: 5. "It certainly is an issue at this point in time," Manager Joe Torre said.
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