Rickie Weeks 2B/LF/DH SEA 2 weeks ago

Weeks served as the designated hitter and bat second on Sunday, going 0-for-2 with two walks, two strikeouts and a run scored against the A's.

Austin Jackson's placement on the disabled list has opened the door for Weeks to see extra playing time, and his decent history of success against Jesse Chavez likely contributed to Weeks hitting out of the two-hole. He should continue to see a few more at-bats in the short term, but is hitting just .200 on the season and doesn't carry much fantasy value at the moment.

Rickie Weeks 2B/LF/DH SEA 3 weeks ago

Weeks will bat second in the lineup and serve as the designated hitter Sunday against the Athletics.

The Mariners seem to have abandoned the idea of using Weeks at second base, as he's played exclusively at left field and DH this season. Austin Jackson's presence on the disabled list creates some day-to-day uncertainty with the team's starting outfield, but Weeks probably won't be a part of that conversation most nights. He's batting just .208 with two homers over his 55 plate appearances.

Rickie Weeks 2B/LF/DH SEA 4 weeks ago

Weeks is not in the lineup Thursday against the Astros.

After starting the last three games in left field, Weeks will give way to Dustin Ackley. After homering Tuesday, Weeks walked three times and scored a run in Wednesday's 5-2 win over Texas.

Rickie Weeks 2B/LF/DH SEA 1 month ago

Weeks singled Monday in his first start in more than a week for just his sixth hit in 35 at-bats this season (.171).

Weeks has done almost nothing at the plate (12 strikeouts, one walk), and his outfield defense isn't much better. The Mariners have six outfielders, and it wouldn't surprise if the they decided Weeks' roster spot could be put to better use.

Rickie Weeks 2B/LF/DH SEA 2 months ago

Weeks is out of the lineup Saturday against the A's.

Weeks went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in Friday's 12-0 loss to Oakland, giving him six strikeouts in 11 at-bats so far this season. With Seth Smith (groin) back in action, Weeks will head to the bench, and he figures to play primarily against left-handed pitching moving forward.

Rickie Weeks 2B/LF/DH SEA 2 months ago

Weeks will start in left field and bat leadoff Friday against the A's.

With the Mariners facing another lefty in Drew Pomeranz, Weeks will be afforded his third straight start and his second start atop the order this season. He will start in left field, pushing Dustin Ackley to the bench. Weeks hit .256/.361/.504 with seven homers in 133 at-bats against left-handed pitching last season.

Rickie Weeks 2B/LF/DH SEA 2 months ago

Weeks remains in the lineup at DH Wednesday, the Seattle Times' Ryan Divish reports.

This is notable because there is a right, Matt Shoemaker, on the mound for the Angels. The thinking going into the season was that Weeks would only play against lefties, but Seth Smith is mysteriously out of the lineup so Weeks remains in.

Rickie Weeks 2B/LF/DH SEA 2 months ago

Weeks is batting leadoff Tuesday and playing DH.

With lefty C.J. Wilson on the mound, it is no surprise to see Weeks in the lineup, as that is the plan going forward against southpaws. However, Weeks being in the leadoff spot is noteworthy for those in daily leagues, as it will increase his chances of getting to five plate appearances in a game. Look for Dustin Ackley to be back in the outfield and for Nelson Cruz to move back to DH Wednesday against righty Matt Shoemaker.

Rickie Weeks 2B/LF/DH SEA 2 months ago

Weeks will get a game at first base sometime this week, MLB.com's Greg Johns reports.

Manager Lloyd McClendon said Weeks is working well in his time at first base so far this spring, and has earned a start in game action. Given Logan Morrison's injury history, the Mariners need a backup option at first base, and that appears to be Weeks. The former second baseman will also be on the short side of a left field platoon with Dustin Ackley, so he should get enough at-bats this year to be useful in deeper AL-only leagues.

Rickie Weeks 2B/LF/DH SEA 2 months ago

Weeks is hitting at the leadoff position for Wednesday's game and may find himself in the number one spot during the regular season, Ryan Divish of Seattle Times reports.

Weeks batted leadoff in 623 of his 1,026 career starts with the Brewers. He batted .265/.353/.445 with 125 doubles, 22 triples and 100 home runs. Until Wednesday, the Mariners had endorsed Austin Jackson as their leadoff man (.276/.337/.405 at leadoff in 622 of 695 his career starts). Manager Lloyd McClendon is playing around with the line up and throughout the season, may switch up who is leadoff man. Weeks is expected to split time in left field with Dustin Ackley, and he is also a candidate for the second spot in the order along with Seth Smith and Justin Ruggiano.