Los Angeles Ace Pitcher Jered Weaver Will Remain With Team After $85 Million Deal
24. August 2011
The quest of the Los Angeles Angels for a competitive Major League seasons in the next few years just got a much needed boost.
This developed after the team successfully signed to a five-year contract extension its starting pitcher Jered Weaver worth $85 million. Based on the new deal, Weaver who had been instrumental for the success of the team the past years will play for the MLB club until 2016.
The Angels management is very happy with the decision of Weaver to stay with them and confident he can bring wonder to the team in the next few years. Weaver for his part had the chance to seek for free agency and get more money but he decided to remain loyal to the team out of gratitude and his desire to help them succeed in MLB.
The MLB star pitcher hoped the Angels will be successful in the next few professional baseball seasons. Weaver was drafted in the first round (12th overall) in the 2004 Major League Baseball Draft by the Angels out of California State University, Long Beach.
The Angels are a member of the Western Division of Major League Baseball’s American League.The “Angels” name originates from the city where the team started, Los Angeles; they were established by MLB in 1961 and have been based in Angel Stadium of Anaheim since 1966.