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

Weeks was designated for assignment on Saturday, the Tacoma News Tribune's Bob Dutton reports.

Weeks was brought on by the Mariners to start in the outfield against lefties, but he is slashing just .167/.263/.250 on the year. It would not be surprising if another team put a claim on Weeks, as many scouting directors surely remember his elite bat speed in his younger years, but it seems like his career might be winding down.

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

Weeks went 0-for-5 Tuesday, dropping his average to .169.

Weeks survived the guillotine Monday when Chris Taylor was demoted to Triple-A. Weeks has been adequate against lefties, but he's seen too many plate appearances against right-handers (45/42 vs. LHP/RHP), against whom he has three singles. He and Justin Ruggiano are vying to be the next roster casualty.

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

Weeks could be released when the Mariners need to add an extra reliever to their six-man bullpen, possibly as soon as this weekend.

The Mariners, who sometimes used an eight-man bullpen last season, likely will need another relief arm soon. Weeks and Justin Ruggiano, neither of whom is hitting higher than .200, are redundant as right-handed backup outfielders. Dustin Ackley is also terrible at the plate, but his status as the 2009 second overall pick likely gives him a pass. The M's could also demote Chris Taylor and move Brad Miller back to shortstop.

Rickie Weeks 2B/LF/DH SEA 3 months 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 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 4 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 4 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 4 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.