The other shoe, in the form of Sidney Ponson, dropped today. Jeff Weaver arrived in the clubhouse this afternoon, and by MLB rules he had to be activated once he arrived. That meant a move was required.
The move, as many people expected, was that Sidney Ponson was designated for assignment — the same thing that happened to Weaver with the Angels. The Cards now have 10 days to trade Ponson, release him or send him outright to the Minor Leagues. He’d have to accept being outrighted, which is extremely unlikely.
Weaver will throw a bullpen today. He’ll probably throw a simulated game or perhaps a bullpen on Sunday, and get a start after the break.