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Weaver set to start Padres’ opener vs. D-backs

SAN DIEGO — A rising Jered Weaver awaits the Diamondbacks as the San Diego Padres open a three-game series against Arizona on Friday night.

Weaver, who will be opposed by Arizona’s Taijuan Walker, continues to bob and weave through lineups, knowing his fastball can often arrive at the same speed as another pitcher’s changeups.

But Weaver plods on, a 12-year veteran with an array of off-speed weapons and maybe just enough guile to pull it off.

The former Los Angeles Angels standout is coming off is his best showing in a Padres uniform. Weaver (0-4, 6.