Los Angeles Angels: Top LAA Moments of 2016
5. Jered Weaver records his eighth career shutout victory.
On Fathers Day, June 19th, Jered Weaver pitched a gem in Oakland. Weaver allowed just three hit’s, recording his eighth career shutout. This came as a surprise to some Angels fans based on Weaver’s age and health coming into the season.
Weaver was diagnosed with a degenerative disc in his lower back prior to the 2016 season. However, he was able to play throughout the season with little problems or flare ups from his back. Weaver finished the 2016 season with a 12-12 record, a 5.06 ERA, and 103 strikeouts.
As of now, it’s unclear how Weaver’s future in the majors will play out. So far, the San Diego Padres seem to be the only team interested in Weaver’s services. The Padres also signed Jhoulys Chacin to a one-year deal.
Regardless of how the future goes for Weaver, he’s still been a great player for the Angels. If this is his final run as a Halo, look for the team to ultimately consider retiring his jersey in the future.