Positive signs for Weaver after session

Positive signs for Weaver after session

PHILADELPHIA -- Reliever Jeff Weaver came out of a Wednesday bullpen session in good shape and hopes to be back in action soon, without the necessity of a Minor League rehab assignment.

"I felt good after the 'pen," said Weaver, who is on the disabled list with soreness in his left knee. "I just have to stay away from jogging and avoid the pounding on it."

Weaver said that the tenderness he felt in the knee when he landed as he delivered pitches wasn't consistent, but he lacked the trust that the knee wouldn't bite from pitch to pitch.

He said that his arm feels fine, and he is hopeful that a few simulated games scheduled for next week will have him ready to return to action.