The reasoning may not have been preferred, as he was rehabilitating a hip injury, sustained on June 20th, and he was placed on the disabled list the day following.
Weaver, 32, took the mound for Angels Class-A Advanced affiliate, Inland Empire 66ers, with a planned schedule to go four innings or 60 pitches (whichever came first).
Weaver threw three and two/third innings on 63 pitches, 42 of which were strikes, and allowed one unearned run on three hits and two walks, while striking out a pair.
Jered Weaver spoke to the media following his rehab appearance (VIDEO):
In the video, Weaver says that he felt comfortable enough to go 75-80 pitches, but was scheduled to pitch just 60 according to the organization.
Weaver will rejoin the Angels during their series against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles, and be reevaluated by team trainers, following a bullpen session.
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