Jered Weaver will return to the Angels’ rotation on Sunday

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The Angels will activate Jered Weaver from the 15-day disabled list to start on Sunday against the Orioles, Pedro Moura of the Orange County Register reports. Weaver has been out since his June 20 start against the Athletics due to a left hip injury.

Weaver has had an uncharacteristically poor 2015 campaign, holding a 4.75 ERA with a 49/16 K/BB ratio in 96 2/3 innings. His strikeout rate — 12.2 percent — is by far a career low, nearly eight percent below his career average. His fastball velocity has gone from 86 MPH in the last two seasons to 84 MPH this year.

Trea Turner undergoes surgery on right index finger

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Nationals shortstop Trea Turner underwent surgery on his right index finger, MLB.com’s Manny Randhawa reports. Turner suffered a non-displaced fracture when he was hit by a pitch attempting to bunt in early April.

Turner missed six weeks of action and played through the injury for the remainder of the season. He was quite successful, batting .298/.353/.497 with 19 home runs, 57 RBI, 96 runs scored, and 35 stolen bases across 569 plate appearances. Turner’s performance, especially late in the regular season, helped the Nationals claim the first NL Wild Card. They, of course, would go on to win the World Series.

Turner, who is expected to be healed up by the start of spring training, will be entering his second of four years of arbitration eligibility. He will likely get a sizable raise on his $3.725 million 2019 salary.