TEMPE, Ariz. — looked good against Team Italy on Wednesday.
That’s great news for Weaver, and great news for the . It’s terrible news for the World Baseball Classic.
“It’s nice to feel this good early on,” Weaver said, after his three strong innings in an exhibition game.
Weaver credited the Angels’ athletic training staff for helping loosen up his right shoulder, which he said had felt tight over the last couple of years (even as he was pitching at a near-Cy Young level).
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He feels good. He feels strong. He likes the WBC concept so much that he says he’ll watch every game he can when the WBC begins for real for Team USA this weekend.
But Weaver still didn’t want to pitch for Team USA this month.
“Maybe if they’d figure out a better time to have it,” Weaver said.
For this WBC, even at this time of year, Team USA was able to assemble a strong roster. The biggest problem was finding top starting pitchers.
It wasn’t just Weaver. , and , among others, also turned down the chance to pitch.
Most gave the same reasons Weaver did. Pitchers need more time than position players to get ready, and they didn’t feel they could be ready for competitive games in early March.
“I would be quite to where I needed to be,” Weaver said. “I think it would be a little tough to go out with your best stuff now. If I had to go out and turn it on, I think it would be a little tough.
“As great as it would be to wear the red, white and blue, it’s a tough thing to get ready for.”
Weaver threw 52 pitches Wednesday against Team Italy. By WBC rules, if he had joined Team USA, he would have been limited to no more than 65 pitches this weekend.
He allowed Italy one run in three innings, with five strikeouts. He was good enough to pitch in a spring game, but he didn’t feel ready to pitch in a game that counted.
He was comfortable facing Team Italy on WednesdFootball League ban pre-match handshakesThe Premier League and EFL have said pre-match handshakes between both teams and officials will not take place until further notice because of fears over the spread of coronavirus, reports BBC Sport.The teams way. He didn’t want to face them in a WBC game on Saturday.
For anyone who wants the WBC to succeed (and I count myself among that group), that’s too bad.
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