Padres Pitcher Jered Weaver Retires After 12-Year Career

By JAY PARIS, Associated Press

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Padres right-hander Jered Weaver announced his retirement before San Diego played the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday.

Weaver, a three-time All-Star, battled health issues since signing with the Padres in the offseason. The 12-year veteran, who spent the bulk of his career with the Los Angeles Angels, had a lifetime mark of 150-98 with a 3.63 ERA. In seven postseason appearances, he was 2-1 with a 2.60 ERA.

“I’ve decided to step away from baseball,” Weaver, 34, said in a release. “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 (0-5, 7.44) struggled in his last start on May 19 against the Arizona Diamondbacks. He recorded two outs in surrendering seven runs and five hits.

“He had an unbelievable career in the major leagues,” Padres manager Andy Green said. “For the brief time he was around here, he was a blast to have.”

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