TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Jered Weaver has no idea how he would pitch to the Los Angeles Angels’ loaded lineup featuring Albert Pujols, Josh Hamilton and reigning AL Rookie of the Year Mike Trout.
Not his problem. For that, he is thankful.
Weaver will get to watch the Angels’ big boppers do their thing each day. And he feels sorry for the rest of the American League’s pitching staffs.
The Angels will hold their first full-squad workout Friday at Tempe Diablo Stadium with the three stars together at last. Hamilton, the 2010 AL MVP, received a $125 million, five-year contract in mid-December, a year after Pujols’ $254 million, 10-year deal.
Manager Mike Scioscia insists he’s not getting too excited until everybody is healthy and in the lineup opening day, which still feels way off.