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Rickie Weeks | Outfielder | #5

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (33) / 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 has made the Diamondbacks' Opening Day roster.
Weeks arrived at camp as a non-roster invitee but made the team after hitting .432 in Cactus League play. He'll play a utility role for the Diamondbacks in 2016. Apr 2 - 9:43 PM

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Starting out of the DH spot, Rickie Weeks had a two-run double Thursday against the Rockies.

Weeks recently latched on with the Diamondbacks on a minor league deal and will see most of his work in the outfield this spring. The 33-year-old batted just .167 with two homers and a .513 OPS over 95 plate appearances with the Mariners last June before being released, but he offers some pop from the right side of the plate. He’ll try to win the final spot on Arizona’s bench.
Mar 3 - 6:57 PM

According to Jon Heyman of MLB Network, Rickie Weeks will earn $1.5 million on his minor league deal if he makes the Diamondbacks roster.

The 33-year-old faces an uphill battle at earning a utility role this spring, but has a strong history of hitting well against left-handed pitching. He's expected to see most of his time in the outfield this spring.
Feb 28 - 10:14 PM

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

Weeks hit a disappointing .167/.263/.250 in 95 plate appearances with the Mariners in 2015 before he was released in June. At one point, he had the ability to mash left-handed pitching, but it's unclear how much he has left in the tank at this stage. The 33-year-old will look to compete for a spot on the Diamondbacks bench.
Feb 27 - 12:06 PM

Mariners released INF/OF Rickie Weeks.

The 32-year-old struggled in his limited time with the M's, hitting just .167/.263/.250 with two homers and nine RBI in 84 at-bats. He'll look to latch on elsewhere if he has plans on continuing his professional career.
Sun, Jun 21, 2015 10:35:00 PM

Mariners designated INF/OF Rickie Weeks for assignment.

The 32-year-old was expected to function in a platoon role with the M's where he could mash left-handed pitching, but he wound up hitting just .167/.263/.250 with two homers and nine RBI in 84 at-bats. He could generate some interest on waivers.
Sat, Jun 13, 2015 01:23:00 PM

Rickie Weeks went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in Tuesday's win over the Rangers.

Starting in left field with Ross Detwiler, a pitcher against whom he's had past success, on the mound, Weeks blasted a solo shot in the fourth inning. He also singled in the game. The second baseman-turned-outfielder is hitting just .211/.250/.368 in a reserve role with the Mariners on the year.
Tue, Apr 28, 2015 11:02:00 PM

Rickie Weeks is at DH and leading off for the Mariners on Tuesday night against the Angels.

Which makes him a pretty intriguing option in daily games. The full lineup for the host M's, who are facing Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson: Rickie Weeks DH, Austin Jackson CF, Robinson Cano 2B, Nelson Cruz RF, Kyle Seager 3B, Justin Ruggiano LF, Logan Morrison 1B, Mike Zunino C, Brad Miller SS. James Paxton is pitching.
Tue, Apr 7, 2015 05:45:00 PM

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.
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Wed, Mar 25, 2015 07:37:00 PM

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.
Wed, Mar 18, 2015 06:45:00 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.
Tue, Mar 17, 2015 11:51:00 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.
Fri, Mar 13, 2015 11:51:00 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.
Thu, Mar 12, 2015 11:15:00 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.
Sat, Mar 7, 2015 06:03:00 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.
Wed, Feb 25, 2015 10:23:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Welington Castillo
2Chris Herrmann
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Jean Segura
2Phil Gosselin
SS1Nick Ahmed
3B1Jake Lamb
2Brandon Drury
LF1Yasmany Tomas
2Rickie Weeks
CF1Chris Owings
2A.J. Pollock
RF1David Peralta
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Zack Greinke
2Shelby Miller
3Patrick Corbin
4Rubby De La Rosa
5Robbie Ray
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brad Ziegler
2Tyler Clippard
3Daniel Hudson
4Randall Delgado
5Andrew Chafin
6Josh Collmenter
7Enrique Burgos
8Keith Hessler
9Jake Barrett