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Angels set Wednesday deadline for Jeff Weaver

The Angels have offered Jeff Weaver a one-year contract with an option for a second year. He reportedly has until tomorrow to decide if he wants to accept. Aside from his crash-and-burn performance in New York, he's been a solid pitcher his entire career. He's never won more than 14 games in a season, but with a bit of luck he could easily win 15+ with the Angels.

It's likely that part of the reason Weaver is interested in the Angels is the opportunity to be on the same team as his brother, Jered Weaver, who finally signed last year after being drafted in the first round in 2004. The L.A. Daily News notes that as things currently stand, Jered has an outside chance of making the team as a fifth starter, but if Jeff comes on, the rotation will likely be full, consisting of Bartolo Colon, John Lackey, big brother Jeff, Ervin Santana and Kelvim Escobar.

Could Escobar move to the bullpen? Even though he's performed much better in the bullpen over his career, I think it's unlikely. For one, the Angels have already have a strong bullpen, anchored by Francisco Rodriguez and Scot Shields and bolstered by Brendan Donnelly, J.C. Romero and Hector Carrasco (who's also a potential fifth starter).

Moreno: Angels offer Weaver deal [L.A. Daily News]