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Angels sign Weaver to 5-year extension

Aug. 23, 2011 at 8:18 PM
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LOS ANGELES, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Los Angeles Angels star right-handed pitcher Jered Weaver has signed a five-year contract extension, the team announced Tuesday.

Terms of the contract weren't disclosed, but the Los Angeles Times reported it was worth $85 million through 2016.

The signing comes as Weaver, two-time all-star and Cy Young Award candidate, is putting together the best season of his career.

The 28-year-old right-hander leads the American League in ERA (2.10), and is tied for second in walks/hits per inning pitched. Weaver is third in wins at 14-6 and in batting average against (.207).

He was taken by the Angels with the 12th overall draft pick in 2004 and since his debut two years later, he has compiled a 78-45 record with a 3.30 ERA.

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