Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:54:13 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said he'll continue to use a platoon at second base between 2Bs Scooter Gennett and Rickie Weeks until one player gets hot and separates himself.
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 14:43:43 -0700
The Texas Rangers are looking into trading for Milwaukee Brewers 2B Rickie Weeks with 2B Jurickson Profar (shoulder) injured. The Brewers would likely have to eat some of Weeks' $11 million salary, however.
Wed, 12 Mar 2014 15:10:34 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers 2B Rickie Weeks (hamstring) said he felt his scar tissue "popping" in his hamstring while running the bases, but he sees it as a good thing. Weeks says he's fine.
Fantasy Tip: The tearing and popping of scar tissue can be a regular occurrence post-surgery, and it sounds like Weeks could be fine. Keep an eye on him. It's not exactly what you want to hear if you're targeting him as a late-round sleeper in mixed leagues.
Tue, 04 Mar 2014 18:28:17 -0800
Milwaukee Brewers 2B Rickie Weeks has made some mechanical adjustment to his stance this swing, and manager Ron Roenicke is loving the early returns in camp. Weeks had consistently kept his hands low in his stance, but now, he's altered the position of his hands after input from former minor league hitting coach Nate Oliver. "Keeping things smooth, really," Weeks said when asked to describe the tweak. "If you keep it smooth, everything kind of falls into place. The biggest thing is slowing down. My hands are a tad bit higher. It's a minute (difference)."
He's gone 4-for-9 with a home run and four walks in his first four spring games and is feeling great at the dish. He's also in the final year of his contract and is in a battle for playing time at second base with 2B Scooter Gennett. The Brewers are saying the keystone is an open competition. Milwaukee may decide to trade one of their second baseman later in camp, or they could go with a platoon.
Sat, 01 Mar 2014 11:26:50 -0800
Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke is expected to use 2B Scooter Gennett, 2B Rickie Weeks, SS Jean Segura and OF Carlos Gomez in the leadoff spot during spring training.
Thu, 20 Feb 2014 08:49:29 -0800
Milwaukee Brewers 2B Rickie Weeks and Scooter Gennett are set for an open competition at second base this spring. Weeks is a full go after rehab following surgery last year for a hamstring injury. "The only setback I probably had was I started out too early, too fast. You know me -- I wanted to go out there and run right off," Weeks said. Manager Ron Roenicke could see a scenario where both players see playing time, especially during interleague series.
Fantasy Tip: Gennett is believed to have a leg up in the competition; Weeks will really have to prove he's healthy in order to have a shot. In the long run, neither is very attractive in mixed formats, but the winner could be worthy of an NL-only spot as middle infield depth.
Mon, 17 Feb 2014 13:50:10 -0800
Milwaukee Brewers 2B Rickie Weeks (hamstring) is expected to be ready when the rest of the team reports to camp this week after having hamstring surgery last year.
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 20:51:04 -0800
The Miami Marlins reportedly have some interest in Milwaukee Brewers 2B Rickie Weeks.
Fantasy Tip: Weeks' contract calls for $11 million in 2014, so it is unclear if the Marlins could take on all or some of that money. They have been adding players this offseason, but that type of money seems to be out of their ballpark.
Tue, 01 Oct 2013 08:55:37 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers 2B Scooter Gennett has the edge over 2B Rickie Weeks for the starting position in 2014.
Sat, 14 Sep 2013 12:15:52 -0700
The Milwaukee Brewers have transferred 2B Rickie Weeks (hamstring) from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.