Padres pitcher Jered Weaver retires after 12-year career

Paola Ditto
Agosto 16, 2017

The San Diego Padres shared his announcement, which read in part, "I've chose to step away from baseball".

"I've chose to step away from baseball. While I've been working hard to get back on the mound, my body just will not allow me to compete like I want to", Weaver said in a statement. "Many thanks to the Padres organization for the opportunity to play in the unbelievable city of San Diego". You have been very professional and respectful during this process and I really appreciate that. "Thank you to everyone who has supported me over the years".

Weaver, 34, a three-time All-Star for the Angels and the franchise's most recent 20-game victor, called it a career after failing to win in any of his nine starts for the San Diego Padres.

He went 0-5 with a 7.44 ERA, and he had been on the disabled list since May because of what the Padres said was a troublesome left hip. The 2017 campaign was his only one with San Diego, and he pitched for the Los Angeles Angels from 2006 through 2016.

He finished with a sub-4.00 ERA in eight of the first nine seasons of his career and a sub-3.00 mark three times during the span.

From 2010 to 2012, Weaver was one of the most dominant pitchers in the American League, ranking among the top five in Cy Young voting and making the All-Star team each year.

Weaver, 34, posted a 150-98 record with a 3.63 ERA, a.244 opponent batting average and 1,621 strikeouts against 551 walks while starting all 331 games of his career.

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