After announcing he'd dropped his appeal, the Angels' right-hander was asked why he didn't wait until next year to retaliate against Guillen, Weaver told reporters, including Sam Miller of the Orange County Register: "Is he going to have a job next year?"
And while it sounds harsh, it's a valid question. Guillen, 35, has played in just 18 games this season and just 167 in the last three seasons after back-to-back All-Star appearances in 2007 and 2008. Guillen is hitting .215/.243/.354 with two homers and 11 RBI in 18 games and 70 plate appearances this season. He spent the first half of the season on the disabled list recovering from micro fracture surgery he had last September. Guillen is in the final year of a four-year, $48 million contract.
As for dropping the appeal, Weaver and the Angels are taking advantage of their off day on Monday, allowing the team to keep their rotation on regular rest by just skipping Weaver in the rotation and letting him start a couple of days later after his suspension is served. While appealing the suspension, Weaver was able to pitch on Friday, earning a no-decision after throwing nine shutout innings against the Mariners in a 10-inning 1-0 Angels victory.For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @cbssportsmlb on Twitter or subscribe to the RSS feed.