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Rickie Weeks | Designated Hitter | #8

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (35) / 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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Rays activated 1B/DH Rickie Weeks from the 10-day disabled list; released him.
The Rays ultimately opted to keep Trevor Plouffe over Weeks. The 34-year-old Weeks has been sidelined since early June with a right shoulder impingement and owns an underwhelming .216/.321/.340 batting line over 37 games this season. Mon, Jul 24, 2017 03:28:00 PM

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Rickie Weeks (shoulder) is set to begin a rehab assignment Wednesday with Triple-A Durham.

Weeks has missed over a month with a right shoulder impingement. He'll probably remain in the minor leagues through the weekend.
Tue, Jul 18, 2017 08:08:00 PM

Rickie Weeks (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Durham next week.

Weeks has been out for the last five weeks with a right shoulder impingement. He should see starts against lefties once he returns.
Fri, Jul 14, 2017 01:06:00 PM

Rays placed 1B/DH Rickie Weeks on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to June 7, with a right shoulder impingement.

Weeks first injured the shoulder in a collision at first base a month ago and it's apparently still bothering him. It's unclear how long he'll be out.
Fri, Jun 9, 2017 02:12:00 PM

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.
Sun, Apr 30, 2017 04:33:00 PM

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.
Tue, Apr 25, 2017 10:21:00 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.
Thu, Apr 13, 2017 04:47:00 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.
Thu, Apr 13, 2017 03:41:00 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.
Wed, Apr 12, 2017 04:06:00 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.
Wed, Apr 12, 2017 03:42:00 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.
Sun, Apr 2, 2017 08:38:00 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.
Tue, Mar 28, 2017 08:43:00 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.
Tue, Mar 14, 2017 05:16:00 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.
Tue, Feb 28, 2017 05:06:00 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.
Sun, Feb 26, 2017 04:40:00 PM

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