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Jered Weaver announces his deal with the Padres by toasting Ron Burgundy

Aug 28, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jered Weaver (36) in the dugout against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Aug 28, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jered Weaver (36) in the dugout against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

After 11 seasons with the Angels, Jered Weaver is moving down the California coast to join the Padres.

Weaver made his deal with San Diego official on Saturday with this hilarious nod to the city's most famous fictional news anchor:

Look forward to having some scotch with this terrific news anchor! #newjerseysamepassion pic.twitter.com/AZWmr2NcjE

— Jered Weaver (@Weave1036) February 18, 2017

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In true Burgundy style, Weaver also stayed classy by taking the time to thank the Angels fans for their support over the years:

Want to thank all the Angel fans for your support over the years! Wish we could have brought a trophy to the city of Anaheim! Much Love! pic.twitter.com/sVAfahdjdQ

— Jered Weaver (@Weave1036) February 18, 2017

The 34-year-old right-hander was the 12th overall pick by the Angels in the 2004 draft and won 150 games with the franchise -- capturing an MLB strikeout title in 2010 and finishing in the top five in the AL Cy Young Award voting three times.

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However, Weaver is coming off the worst season of his career (5.06 ERA, 1.46 WHIP, 5.62 FIP) and has lost more than a few ticks off his fastball. He allowed an AL-worst 37 homers last season, but the move to pitcher-friendly Petco Park could prove beneficial.

Still, change is tough. And we can only assume Weaver is in a glass case of emotion right about now.