Rickie Weeks Jr.
1B/LF/DH FA
4 months ago

Weeks was released by the Rays on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran had been out with a shoulder impingement since early June, and although he was nearly ready to return from the disabled list, the Rays opted to cut ties with him in order to get Sergio Romo on the active roster. Weeks' positional versatility and history of decent power could create some intrigue on the open market, although potential suitors could also be deterred by the .216 batting average he produced in the majors this season.

Rickie Weeks Jr.
1B/LF/DH FA
4 months ago

Weeks (shoulder, hand) went 1-for-3 with a run and two strikeouts for Triple-A Durham against Indianapolis on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

It was the first game of what will likely be a one-week rehab for Weeks, who played first base and hit second. The veteran was sidelined for over a month, but a week's worth of at-bats should be sufficient to help him shake the majority of the rust off.

Rickie Weeks Jr.
1B/LF/DH FA
4 months ago

Weeks (shoulder, hand) will begin his rehab assignment with Triple-A Durham on Wednesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Weeks has been on the disabled list since June 9 but is finally ready to attack the final hurdle in his rehab program. If his assignment goes off without a hitch, he'll likely rejoin the Rays in the next week or so.

Rickie Weeks Jr.
1B/LF/DH FA
4 months ago

Weeks (shoulder, hand) arrived at Triple-A Durham on Monday and could play in his first rehab game Tuesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran began working out upon his arrival in anticipation of his rehab assignment, which is likely to last the remainder of this week at a minimum. After a particularly sluggish start to the season that saw his average dip as low as .163 on May 5, Weeks had started to show some life offensively, as he'd slashed .271/.327/.396 in 52 plate appearances across the subsequent 17 games prior to his injury.

Rickie Weeks Jr.
1B/LF/DH FA
4 months ago

Weeks (shoulder/hand) is expected to begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Durham next week, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

It appears the veteran is finally ready to return to game action after having been sidelined since June 9. Given the amount of time he's been out, Weeks is likely to play multiple games with the Bulls before a return to the major-league club.

Rickie Weeks Jr.
1B/LF/DH FA
4 months ago

Weeks (shoulder/hand) is close to starting a minor-league rehab assignment, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran has been sidelined for nearly a full month and was slashing .216/.321/.340 before his right shoulder impingement necessitated the move to the disabled list. Weeks started 12 games at first base and 17 at designated hitter to open the season, and he'd presumably return to both roles in some capacity upon activation.

Rickie Weeks Jr.
1B/LF/DH FA
5 months ago

Weeks was placed on the 10-day disabled list Friday with a right shoulder impingement.

EDGE Analysis

It's unclear when the ailment cropped up on Weeks, but he'll need some time off to allow things to get right. A timetable for his return should start to materialize as the Rays update his status further. In the meantime, Mallex Smith was recalled from Triple-A in a corresponding roster move.

Rickie Weeks Jr.
1B/LF/DH FA
6 months ago

Weeks went 2-for-2 with a walk in Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

Weeks' bat has started to come alive in May following a miserable April in which he hit just .179. The veteran now has five multi-hit efforts in May and has upped his season average 54 points to .233 overall during the month. The 34-year-old's DH role appears secure at present, and he's also able to fill in at first base when called upon.

Rickie Weeks Jr.
1B/LF/DH FA
6 months ago

Weeks will start at designated hitter and bat fifth in the order Sunday against the Red Sox, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Weeks' hot hitting in addition to the Rays running into opposing southpaws of late will result in the veteran earning his sixth straight start. In the preceding five games, Weeks has enjoyed his best stretch of the season, during which he's gone 6-for-21 with three extra-base hits. However, Weeks has still struck out in 40.9 percent of his plate appearances during that span, which will make it difficult for his batting average to climb much higher above the Mendoza Line.

Rickie Weeks Jr.
1B/LF/DH FA
6 months ago

Weeks went 2-for-4 with a double and a run in Friday's 5-4 win over the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

The 34-year-old seems to be awakening from his season-long offensive slumber, as he's now posted multi-hit efforts in three of his last four games. Weeks hit just .179 over 47 plate appearances in April, but has raised his average to .212 with the aforementioned stretch of hitting.