Jeffrey Charles Weaver was born on Sunday, August 22, 1976, in Northridge, California. He is a professional baseball player and has played 355 games for different teams in Major League Baseball (MLB) for 11 years. He started his MLB career in April 1999 with Detroit Tigers and played his last game for Los Angeles Dodgers against Colorado Rockies on May 7, 2010. He is now working as pitching coach alongside head coach Royce Clayton for Oaks Christian School varsity baseball team.
Jeffrey Weaver Education Details
Jeffrey Charles Weaver studied at Simi Valley High School in Simi Valley, California, and play for the Bulldogs at California State University.
Jeffrey Weaver Career Details
Jeff Weaver started his international career with the inclusion by the Detroit Tigers to play the first round of the 1998 amateur draft. After one year he made his debut in the Major League. He started the opening day matches of the 2001 and 2002 seasons for Detroit Tigers.
He was traded to New York Yankees in a 3-year deal at the end of the 2002 season. Weaver’s time with the Yankees was a roller-coaster. He was consistently being rotated in the team selection.
After one season with New York Yankees, Weaver was traded to Los Angeles Dodgers for Kevin Brown 2003 season. In 2005, he hit career-high 157 strikeouts in 224 innings by playing 3 complete games.
On February 15, 2006, Weaver signed a 1-year deal with the Angels for $8.5 million. Jeff’s younger brother was recalled from the Minor leagues by Angeles to replace Jeff in the starting lineup.
Weaver started his journey with St. Louis Cardinals by hitting a 14-inning game between the Cardinals and Dodgers on July 13, 2006, at Busch Stadium. He played an integral part in the Cardinals World Series win. He won important games for the Cardinals in the final weeks of the season, helping them win the National League Central Division, and he started and won Game 2 of the 2006 National League Division Series. He is also credited for the cardinals 4-1 win in the 2006 World Series against the Detroit Tigers on October 27, 2006.
On January 26, 2007, Weaver was signed as a free agent to a one-year deal worth $8–9 million by Seattle Mariners. He did not play much of the season for Mariners as he was declared injured and spent most of the time as Rehabilitation. Although he pitched well in July and August, became a free agent after the season.
Jeff Weaver returns to Los Angeles Dodgers in February 2009 but this time signed for a minor league deal. He was assigned to AAA Albuquerque Isotopes at the start but was soon recalled to Dodgers against San Diego Padres.
Jeff also played against his younger brother when Dodgers face Los Angeles Angels On June 20, 2009. This was the first matchup between brothers since 2002 and Jered Weaver suffers a loss against his brother Jeff Weaver.
On October 7, 2009, Weaver was the winning pitcher in Game One of the 2009 National League Division Series between the Dodgers and his former team, the St. Louis Cardinals. Weaver celebrated the 4thpost-season career victory of his career against his former team St. Louis Cardinals in Game One of the 2009 National League Division Series.
He also enjoyed the celebration of his 100th career victory in a relief outing against the Colorado Rockies on May 7, 2010.
Jeffrey Weaver Net Worth
Jeff Weaver has accumulated wealth through his passion for baseball. He had played 11 seasons of 355 games with various teams in MLB, National League Central Division, National League Division Series, and National League Championship Series. Jeff has received $40,450,000 in salary from his baseball career. The net worth of Weaver is estimated to be around $7 Million.
Jeffrey Weaver Body Measurements
Jeff Weaver is 6′ 5″ (1.96 m) tall and weighs 200lb (90kg).
Jeffrey Weaver Personal Life, Siblings
He is the older brother of fellow MLB pitcher Jered Weaver. His brother was also a professional baseball player in MLB.
Jeffrey Weaver Awards And Achievements
Jeff Weaver won the Bronze medal in the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, United States. Jeff played an integral part in making the St. Louis Cardinals the World Series Champion of 2006 by beating Detroit Tigers.