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Rickie Weeks | Second Baseman

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (32) / 9/13/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Southern University
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Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said he could use Rickie Weeks at leadoff at times this season.
"I like Rickie as a leadoff hitter, too," McClendon said. "Austin led off yesterday, Rickie is leading off today. I’m just playing with things. That’s all." Austin Jackson will serve as the leadoff hitter for the majority of the year, but Weeks, who has experience as a leadoff hitter with the Brewers, appears to be an option as well. It's something to keep in mind, but doesn't mean much for Weeks' negligible fantasy value currently. Mar 25 - 7:37 PM
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Rickie Weeks went singled in one of his three at-bats in Wednesday's 4-0 victory over the Athletics.

Weeks, who had been battling a sore hamstring, led off and served as the DH. Manager Lloyd McClendon wants him to get some work in at first base eventually. Weeks will serve primarily as the right-handed half of a platoon in left field and should see mostly lefty pitching during the season.
Mar 18 - 6:45 PM

Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon expects Rickie Weeks to get work at first base soon.

The Mariners signed Weeks with the idea of using him in a platoon role in left field, but they want to see if he can play other positions too. The 32-year-old should see regular at-bats against left-handed pitching this season.
Mar 17 - 11:51 AM

Rickie Weeks (hamstring) is expected to return to game action on Saturday.

Weeks was scratched from Thursday's lineup due to some mild hamstring soreness, but he's feeling better. He's expected to serve as the designated hitter on Saturday but should return to the field shortly after that.
Mar 13 - 11:51 AM

Rickie Weeks will be held out of action on Thursday due to some mild hamstring tightness.

Weeks should be fine by the weekend. The 32-year-old homered last Saturday in second Cactus League game and is 2-for-9 so far this spring. He is expected to serve in a left-field platoon this season with the left-handed-hitting Dustin Ackley.
Mar 12 - 11:15 AM

Rickie Weeks started in left field and smashed a solo home run in Saturday's Cactus League game against the Diamondbacks.

Weeks was signed with the idea that he could see time in a corner outfield spot, and he's getting some work early. The 32-year-old was 1-for-2 in the game and has one hit in five at-bats thus far this spring.
Mar 7 - 6:03 PM

Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said Wednesday that Rickie Weeks will get most of his outfield work in left field.

It's the logical spot for him. Weeks signed a one-year, $2 million contract with the Mariners earlier this month and is finally on board with making the transition from second base to the outfield. He's likely to have a part-time role against left-handed pitching.
Feb 25 - 10:23 AM

Mariners signed INF/OF Rickie Weeks to a one-year, $2 million deal.

The 32-year-old is expected to see most of his playing time in the corner outfield, where he'll be counted on to mash against left-handed pitching. On top of the $2 million base salary, he has the potential to earn up to an additional $2 million in incentives.
Feb 13 - 7:04 PM

According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Mariners plan to use Rickie Weeks in the outfield "a lot."

Weeks refused to try left field last season in Milwaukee, which surely hurt his free agent market this winter. He settled on a one-year, $2 million deal with the Mariners late Wednesday night and is apparently now open to trying a position other than second base after waiting so long to sign. The 32-year-old can still deliver against left-handed pitching and could make sense as a left-field platoon partner with the left-handed-hitting Dustin Ackley.
Feb 12 - 8:30 AM

The Mariners and infielder Rickie Weeks have agreed upon a one-year, $2 million deal, according to Jim Bowden of ESPN and SiriusXM.

The deal is pending a physical. Weeks can earn additional $2 million through performance-based incentives on top of the $2 million base salary. The second baseman hit .274/.357/.452 with eight homers in 286 plate appearances with the Brewers last season, and is a nice addition to Seattle's bench (especially if he's willing to try some corner outfield). Weeks can still mash left-handed pitching.
Feb 11 - 11:25 PM

Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that the Cardinals are showing some interest in Rickie Weeks.

They like him as a right-handed bat off the bench and potentially as an alternative at first base. The market for Weeks has been pretty quiet so far, but he could have more appeal if he expresses a willingness to play the outfield. The 32-year-old batted .274/.357/.452 with eight home runs over 286 plate appearances in a part-time role with the Brewers this past season.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 08:25:00 AM

Brewers declined 2B Rickie Weeks' $11.5 million option for 2015.

It's no surprise after Weeks lost his second base job to Scooter Gennett this season. He did well in a part-time role for the Brewers in 2014, batting .274/.357/.452 with eight homers over 286 plate appearances, but the 32-year-old is injury-prone and the big upside isn't there anymore. Weeks may have to settle for another bench position in 2015.
Fri, Oct 31, 2014 10:30:00 AM

Rickie Weeks went 2-for-3 with a homer and a HBP against the Reds on Thursday.

He also committed two errors, so his bat barely made up for his glove today. Still, he has been very impressive offensively of late, hitting .319 with six doubles and five homers in 69 at-bats since the beginning of August. It should be good enough to make him a regular for some other team next year.
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 04:00:00 PM

Rickie Weeks finished 2-for-3 with a walk and an RBI single as the Brewers nailed down a 5-0 win against the Reds on Wednesday.

The Brewers haven't given Weeks a whole lot of playing time this season, but he has put up solid numbers nonetheless. He's hitting .267/.344/.436 with seven home runs and 27 RBI in 273 plate appearances. Weeks' option for 2015 won't vest, so he'll likely head elsewhere in the off-season.
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 10:32:00 PM

Rickie Weeks launched a solo homer Friday against the Pirates.

His fifth-inning solo shot gave the Brewers some insurance, but Jonathan Broxton coughed up the lead in the eighth inning. Weeks has been productive in a platoon role this season, batting .257/.335/.430 with seven home runs and 26 RBI over 114 games.
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 10:43:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Mike Zunino
2Jesus Sucre
3Steven Baron
1B1Logan Morrison
2B1Robinson Cano
SS1Chris Taylor
2Brad Miller
3B1Kyle Seager
2Willie Bloomquist
3Carlos Rivero
LF1Dustin Ackley
2Rickie Weeks
CF1Austin Jackson
RF1Seth Smith
2Justin Ruggiano
DH1Nelson Cruz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3James Paxton
4J.A. Happ
5Taijuan Walker
6Erasmo Ramirez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Fernando Rodney
2Danny Farquhar
3Yoervis Medina
4Charlie Furbush
5Tom Wilhelmsen
6Dominic Leone
7Tyler Olson
8David Rollins
9Edgar Olmos