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Angels activate Colon, demote 4-0 Jered Weaver

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Angels activated reigning Cy Young
Award winner Bartolo Colon from the 15-day disabled list following
Friday night's 5-4 loss to the San Diego Padres, and optioned
rookie right-hander Jered Weaver to Triple-A Salt Lake.

The decision to send the younger brother of Angels righty Jeff
Weaver to the minors was a tough one for general manager Bill
Stoneman and manager Mike Scioscia. Jered Weaver, the team's No. 1
draft pick in 2004, was 4-0 with a 1.37 earned-run average in four starts after
his promotion on May 26.

Jeff Weaver, who allowed three runs and seven hits in Friday's
no-decision against the Padres, is 2-7 in his last 10 starts with
an ERA of 4.02 in his last five outings. There was speculation that
Jeff would go to the bullpen if he had one more poor outing.

"I figured it was going to happen sooner or later, and the time
has come," Jered Weaver said. "Bart's coming back and I'm the odd
man out. So I've just got be positive and take it in stride, keep
doing what I've been doing and work harder to get back up here as
soon as possible."

Colon, who will pitch Sunday against the Padres after three
rehab outings, is 0-2 in three starts for the Angels with a 7.07
ERA. He's pitched only 14 innings this season due to inflammation
in his shoulder after winning a career-high 21 games last year.

"Right now we have some things to settle in our rotation,"
Scioscia said. "Bart's coming back with a little bit of
uncertainty, and we wanted to make sure we're where we need to
be."