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Rickie Weeks | First Baseman | #8

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (34) / 9/13/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Southern University
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 1 (2) / MLW
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Rickie Weeks struck out all four times he was up Sunday against the Blue Jays.
There's good reason why Weeks doesn't play much against right-handers. Once the Rays get Colby Rasmus back, Weeks will likely only start versus lefties. Apr 30 - 4:33 PM

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Rickie Weeks singled, walked and scored a run Tuesday against the Orioles.

Weeks got the start against a left as he's been doing this season and batted fifth. He just missed out on a three-run home run in the first inning when he flied out to the warning track in center field. Weeks settled for a walk and a run in the fourth and a single in the eighth.
Apr 25 - 10:21 PM

Rickie Weeks (shoulder) will be available off the bench Thursday against the Yankees.

The 34-year-old admitted his shoulder is a little sore following a collision with Brett Gardner on Wednesday, but he'll be in uniform and could see action as a pinch-hitter. The 34-year-old is 3-for-11 with a home run and two RBI this season.
Apr 13 - 4:47 PM

Rickie Weeks is out of the Rays' lineup Thursday with neck and right shoulder soreness.

Weeks was involved in a hard collision at first base with Brett Gardner on Wednesday afternoon at Yankee Stadium. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Apr 13 - 3:41 PM

Rickie Weeks was lifted from Wednesday's game against the Yankees with neck and right shoulder soreness.

Brett Gardner collided with Weeks at first base in the sixth inning of Wednesday's game as Weeks tried to haul in a low throw. Both players remained down for several moments and both subsequently exited the contest. Consider Weeks day-to-day moving forward unless the Rays signal otherwise. Newsday's David Lennon passes along that he was pulled from the contest as a precautionary measure.
Apr 12 - 4:06 PM

Rickie Weeks was removed from Wednesday's game against the Yankees with an apparent shoulder injury.

Weeks was trying to field a tough hop at first base when Brett Gardner ran hard into his shoulder. Gardner appeared to take the brunt of the hit, but they both left the game. There should be an update within the hour.
Apr 12 - 3:42 PM

Rays purchased the contract of INF/OF Rickie Weeks from Triple-A Durham.

Weeks put up a .887 OPS with three longballs this spring. The 34-year-old is in line to platoon at first base with Logan Morrison and could also see some starts in the corner outfield spots.
Apr 2 - 8:38 AM

Rickie Weeks has been informed that he has made the Opening Day roster.

It was pretty much a foregone conclusion already, but it's now official. Weeks is hitting .286/.342/.657 with three homers and 10 RBI over 14 games this spring and should see starts against left-handers to begin the year.
Mar 28 - 8:43 AM

Rickie Weeks homered, doubled and drove in three runs in helping a Rays split-squad beat the Yankees 10-6 on Tuesday.

Weeks is 9-for-18 with three homers and four doubles as he attempts to secure a spot on the Rays' bench. He'll almost certainly make the team and start regularly against lefties. In Corey Dickerson, Colby Rasmus and Logan Morrison, the Rays aren't lacking for lefties needing platoon partners.
Mar 14 - 5:16 PM

Rickie Weeks went 3-for-3 with a homer, a double and three RBI as the Rays crushed the Twins 19-0 on Tuesday.

Rays pitchers had a perfect game going until the eighth, so this was an all-timer as far as lopsided results go. Weeks is 5-for-6 with two homers this spring as he attempts to win a spot on Tampa Bay's bench.
Feb 28 - 5:06 PM

Rickie Weeks went 2-for-2 with a homer in the Rays' 7-3 victory over the Red Sox on Sunday.

Weeks started at first base today. It's a position he's never played in a regular-season game, but it'd be nice if he proved competent enough there to occasionally sub in for Logan Morrison against lefties. Weeks should make the Rays as a starter against lefties, whether he's filling in for Corey Dickerson, Colby Rasmus or Morrison.
Feb 26 - 4:40 PM

Rays signed INF/OF Rickie Weeks to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reported earlier in the day that the two sides had reached an agreement. Given his versatility and propensity to mash left-handed pitching, Weeks could carve out a role on the Rays' Opening Day bench.
Feb 3 - 4:33 PM

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports the Rays have agreed to a minor league contract with INF/OF Rickie Weeks.

Weeks hit .239 with nine homers while playing a part-time role for the Diamondbacks in 2016. He began his career as a second baseman but hasn't played there since 2014. The 34-year-old gives the Rays some outfield depth behind starters Kevin Kiermaier, Colby Rasmus and Steven Souza. Weeks is no longer a fantasy option and hasn't been for a long time.
Feb 3 - 12:42 PM

Rickie Weeks homered and tripled Friday as the Diamondbacks edged the Reds 4-3 in 11 innings.

The winning run scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the 11th. Weeks collected his ninth homer and his first triple since 2014, when he was still with the Brewers. Someone should pick him up before the deadline next week; he can be of use off the bench against left-handed pitchers.
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 01:46:00 AM

Rickie Weeks (ankle) had a pinch-hit single Monday against the Braves.

Weeks left Saturday's game with a mild right ankle sprain, but it's not a major concern. The 33-year-old has been useful in part-time duty this season, batting .252 with eight homers and a .796 OPS over 92 games.
Tue, Aug 23, 2016 10:26:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Derek Norris
3Jesus Sucre
1B1Logan Morrison
2Rickie Weeks
2B1Brad Miller
SS1Matt Duffy
2Tim Beckham
3Daniel Robertson
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Colby Rasmus
2Shane Peterson
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Peter Bourjos
RF1Steven Souza
DH1Corey Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Alex Cobb
3Jake Odorizzi
4Blake Snell
5Matt Andriese
6Nathan Eovaldi
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Alex Colome
2Brad Boxberger
3Xavier Cedeno
4Danny Farquhar
5Erasmo Ramirez
6Shawn Tolleson
7Kevin Gadea
8Tommy Hunter
9Jumbo Diaz
10Austin Pruitt
11Ryan Garton
12Chih-Wei Hu