Jeff Weaver

Jeff Weaver

Height/Weight: 6' 5"/200 lbs
Bat: R
Throw: R
Born: Northridge, California
College: Fresno State
Draft: 1998 1st round (14th pick) by the

    MLB forms economic group as regional TV in peril

    Concerned about a possible bankruptcy for the company that owns local broadcasting rights to 14 of the 30 Major League Baseball teams — including the Minnesota Twins — the league has formed a new economic study committee that will gather next week at the owners' meetings in Palm Beach, Fla. The committee also will examine revenue disparity among MLB clubs. Los Angeles Dodgers chairman Mark Walter and Detroit Tigers chairman Chris Ilitch are among the committee members, the person said. Baseball executives have said in recent weeks that the sport needs to prepare in the event that rights-fee payments are not made by Diamond Sports Group, the subsidiary of Sinclair Broadcast Group that operates networks under the name Bally Sports.

  • The Middletown Press

    Can UConn men's basketball's Andre Jackson break scoring slump? 'He's going to start to figure it out'

    Seemingly every Big East team is in on the plan now, and Jackson hasn't been able to change it. Jackson has struggled shooting lately, never more so than in the Huskies' crushing loss to Xavier last week. Jackson missed his first eight shots, helping to put UConn in a 17-point hole, and a furious comeback bid fell three points short. Heading into Saturday's bout with Georgetown at Capital One Center (noon, FS1), Jackson is shooting just 36 percent from the floor this season and 29 percent from 3.

  • Los Angeles Daily News

    Dodgers announce list of non-roster invitees to spring training

    The Dodgers announced a list of 27 players given non-roster invitations to spring training – a list that includes a former All-Star, one of the prospects sent to Baltimore in the 2018 trade for Manny Machado and a former major league outfielder trying to make it back now as a pitcher. Jason Heyward is the former All-Star as well as a five-time Gold Glove winner and runner-up for the 2010 National League Rookie of the Year award.