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Rickie Weeks | Outfielder | #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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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

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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

Rickie Weeks left Saturday's game against the Padres with a mild right ankle sprain.

Weeks was 0-for-3 when he left in the eighth inning. Michael Bourn entered the game in his place with Mitch Hanigar shifting from center field to left. Until we know more, consider Weeks day-to-day.
Sat, Aug 20, 2016 11:53:00 PM

Rickie Weeks homered twice and knocked in five runs Wednesday against the Mets.

Weeks has been a bit player most of the year, but he's getting starts against lefties now and capitalizing. He's batting .247 with eight homers, five of which have come against southpaws. Maybe a contender will want to add him to its bench before the end of the month.
Thu, Aug 18, 2016 01:12:00 AM

Rickie Weeks went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Padres.

Weeks clubbed a three-run homer off Padres starter Christian Friedrich in the third inning. The homer was his fifth of the season and bumped his RBI tally to 13. For the season, he is slashing .243/.313/.456 over 103 at-bats. He is just fine for real-life utility purposes in the outfield, but offers little fantasy upside.
Wed, Jul 6, 2016 01:16:00 AM

Diamondbacks activated OF Rickie Weeks from the bereavement list.

Weeks will return to his part-time outfielder role. He's hit .245/.312/.439 with four homers this season.
Sun, Jul 3, 2016 01:19:00 PM

Diamondbacks placed OF Rickie Weeks on the bereavement list.

He'll be away from the team for 3-7 days. The Diamondbacks will announce a corresponding roster move on Friday. The 33-year-old outfielder has hit .245 across 98 at-bats this year.
Thu, Jun 30, 2016 11:32:00 PM

Rickie Weeks Jr. went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in the loss to the Phillies on Monday.

The Diamondbacks are giving Weeks some additional playing time after his recent success versus lefties, but he didn't capitalize tonight. He'll probably return to the bench tomorrow, with either Peter O'Brien or Brandon Drury starting in left field.
Tue, Jun 28, 2016 01:04:00 AM

Rickie Weeks went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's loss to the Rays.

Weeks clocked a solo dinger off Rays starter Jake Odorizzi in the third inning. For the season, the veteran outfielder is slashing .246/.303/.449 with three homers and eight RBI through 69 at-bats. Weeks hasn't performed horribly in his relatively limited playing time, but lacks any sort of real fantasy value.
Wed, Jun 8, 2016 07:58:00 PM

Rickie Weeks went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and a strikeout in Wednesday's defeat against the Pirates.

Weeks got the start against lefty Jeff Locke, and the 33-year-old showed how he still can handle the short side of the platoon with aplomb. He's hitting .261/.300/.500 with a .239 ISO this year. That's only in 50 plate appearances, so he's a non-factor in standard fantasy leagues, but he's a creative, low-cost play in daily formats when a lefty is on the mound.
Wed, May 25, 2016 10:52:00 PM

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.
Sat, Apr 2, 2016 09:43:00 PM

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.
Thu, Mar 3, 2016 06:57:00 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.
Sun, Feb 28, 2016 10:14:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Curt Casali
3Luke Maile
4Michael McKenry
5Jesus Sucre
1B1Logan Morrison
2Nick Franklin
3Casey Gillaspie
2B1Brad Miller
2Ryan Brett
SS1Matt Duffy
2Tim Beckham
3Willy Adames
4Daniel Robertson
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Colby Rasmus
2Shane Peterson
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mallex Smith
RF1Steven Souza
2Jason Coats
DH1Corey Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Alex Cobb
3Jake Odorizzi
4Blake Snell
5Matt Andriese
6Jose De Leon
7Chase Whitley
8Hunter Wood
9Austin Pruitt
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Alex Colome
2Brad Boxberger
3Danny Farquhar
4Xavier Cedeno
5Erasmo Ramirez
6Shawn Tolleson
7Ryan Garton
8Kevin Gadea
9Tommy Hunter
10Ryne Stanek
11Jose Alvarado
12Cory Rasmus
13Diego Moreno
14Dana Eveland