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AL West Notes: Weaver comeback, Mariners rookies

The latest from around the American League West.

MLB: Los Angeles Angels at Texas Rangers Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

While Jered Weaver won’t make his final start of the season Sunday, he isn’t planning to retire, according to Pedro Moura of The Los Angeles Times.

Weaver is an impending free agent but told reporters earlier this week he was unsure whether he would pitch next season.

The Angels could pursue Weaver this winter, since he hasn’t pitched for any other organization since Los Angeles drafted him in 2004.

Los Angeles has a pair of pitchers who will be sidelined for all of next season as a result of season-ending Tommy John surgery, which might lead the club to be more aggressive in its pursuit of Weaver.

Weaver, 33, has pitched to a 5.06 ERA and 5.62 FIP over 178.0 innings this season.

More from around the American League West:

  • Most of Texas’ starters were off Saturday, since the Rangers have positioned themselves for a playoff run.

  • The Mariners continue to boast one of the more impressive rookie dress-up days around the league.

  • Houston played its last game with a notable hill in center field.

  • The Angels wasted $20 million on CJ Wilson, who was plagued by injuries all season.

  • Forget about Oakland’s last few losses. The future (with regard to prospects and depth) seems to have arrived.

Standings ‘as of writing’:

Rangers 95-65 —GB

Mariners 86-74 9.0 GB

Astros 83-77 12.0 GB

Angels 73-87 22.0 GB

Athletics 67-93 28.0 GB