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Weaver Likely To Join Cardinals

According to one NL executive, the recent setback of Cardinals pitcher Joel Pineiro will likely lead to the Cardinals giving Jeff Weaver a minor league deal. Weaver, who was the Cardinals hero back in 2006, has struggled in the past two seasons. The Nationals are believed to be interested, but he has a better chance to make the Cardinals roster because they only have four starters, and Mark Mulder is not likely to be ready until mid-May. The Los Angeles Times talked to Jered Weaver and he said that his brother has been working and would be ready for Opening Day, but I wonder if he can bounce back from a poor season. If the Orioles cannot sign Kyle Lohse, they are believed to be considered Weaver among fall back canidates.