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MLB Breakfast Links: Weaver, Brewers, Wilson, Jimenez, Zambrano

Mornin' kids, breakfast links time. The big news of the morning is clearly the Angels/Weaver mega-deal, but there's plenty to chew on like the Brewers making noise in the NL Central, Zambrano's non-Cubs future, the Brian Wilson injury (weren't we just asking if SF should get a backup?), and the sudden and sad evaporation of Ubaldo Jimenez.


Los Angeles Angels' Jered Weaver gets 5-year extension
The Angels have reached agreement with starting pitcher Jered Weaver on a five-year, $85 million contract, a baseball source confirmed Sunday night. The deal includes a full-no trade clause, the source said.

Milwaukee Brewers Take Biggest Division Lead In Club History
The NL Central-leading Brewers have won eight of nine on the road to improve to 29-36 away from home and are winners in 22 of 25 overall. Should the Cardinals lose the Cubs on Sunday night, Milwaukee's fans will wake Monday morning to see its club with the biggest division lead in franchise history, 9 1/2 games.

Brian Wilson Injury: Giants Closer Placed On Disabled List - Baseball Nation
Inflammation in Brian Wilson's elbow will keep the closer out of action until at least August 31.

Career-Worst Day For Indians' Jimenez, the Ace Who Isn't -
The Indians bet heavily on Ubaldo Jimenez. When they needed him on Sunday, he could not deliver.

Zambrano Unlikely to Play for Cubs Again
If Carlos Zambrano was watching Sunday night’s ESPN baseball broadcast, he would have learned that it’s unlikely he’ll be back in a Cubs uniform. In an interview, chairman Tom Ricketts said he had a "hard time imagining" Zambrano pitching for the team again.

Blue Jays Get Gem from Perez in First Career Start
Perez pitched six brilliant innings in his first big league start and combined with Casey Janssen on a one-hitter, and Jose Bautista connected for his majors-best 36th home run to send the Blue Jays over the Oakland Athletics 1-0 on Sunday.