Jered Weaver's Broken Elbow is Just Latest of Los Angeles Angels' Problems

You would think nothing could bother a team that plays in southern California called the Los Angeles Angels. However, things are not going well for the Halos these days. That’s odd considering they’ve spent half a dozen fortunes on big-name free agents like Albert Pujols, CJ Wilson and Josh Hamilton, but those players aren’t doing much on the field and that’s why fans booed the Angels on Tuesday.

To make matters worse, Angles starting pitcher Jered Weaver broke his elbow after it was hit by a line drive and is now out for the next four-six weeks. The injury occurred in the sixth inning of the Angels’ loss to the Texas Rangers. He then was seen in a blue sling while his teammates took batting practice before their home opener and his injury spoiled all the buzz surrounding the under-achieving team before the home fans really got a good look at this year’s squad.

Weaver has never broken a bone before and was in shock after it happened and was placed on the 15-day disabled list. Fortunately, the injury affects his non-throwing arm, so he should be “as good as new” when he returns. Of course, his team needs him back sooner rather than later. The Angels are 2-5 and falling farther and farther behind the top teams in the American League. And if Weaver doesn’t return soon, that ain’t gonna change.