10DRickie Weeks Jr.
1B/LF/DH TB
2 weeks 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.

10DRickie Weeks Jr.
1B/LF/DH TB
1 month 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.

10DRickie Weeks Jr.
1B/LF/DH TB
1 month 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.

10DRickie Weeks Jr.
1B/LF/DH TB
1 month 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.

10DRickie Weeks Jr.
1B/LF/DH TB
1 month ago

Weeks went 2-for-4 with a walk, a home run, two runs scored and two RBI in Wednesday's 12-1 rout of the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

He's had a slow start to the season, slashing .203/.338/.373 through 22 games, but Weeks has now posted back-to-back two-hit games. With Logan Morrison and Corey Dickerson both hitting well and Colby Rasmus back in the fold, though, playing time will be hard for Weeks to come by.

10DRickie Weeks Jr.
1B/LF/DH TB
2 months ago

Weeks is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Tigers, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Weeks has seen an uptick in playing time as of late due to the multitude of injuries plaguing the Rays outfield, but after striking out eight times in the past three games, he'll head to the bench for a night off. Shane Peterson will fill in as the designated hitter Tuesday.

10DRickie Weeks Jr.
1B/LF/DH TB
2 months ago

Weeks will serve as the Rays' designated hitter and bat seventh in the order Monday against the Red Sox, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Rays are short on healthy outfielders with Colby Rasmus (groin) and Mallex Smith (hamstring) on the disabled list, so Corey Dickerson will slot into left field Monday, opening up the DH spot for Weeks. It's the third straight start for Weeks, but he hasn't done much yet to prove deserving of the extra playing time. He's recorded three hits and 10 strikeouts over 17 at-bats this season.

10DRickie Weeks Jr.
1B/LF/DH TB
2 months ago

Weeks (shoulder) is back in the lineup as the Rays' designated hitter for Saturday's game against the Red Sox, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay TImes reports.

EDGE Analysis

After missing two games with some shoulder discomfort, Weeks will dig back in Saturday and bat cleanup against lefty Chris Sale. The fact that Weeks is back in the lineup is certainly an encouraging sign, but there's no word yet on when he'll be able to get back to playing first base.

10DRickie Weeks Jr.
1B/LF/DH TB
2 months ago

Weeks (shoulder) is out of the lineup Thursday, the Tampa Bay Times' Marc Topkin reports.

EDGE Analysis

He likely wouldn't have gotten the start even if he were healthy, as the Rays are facing righty Luis Severino. Logan Morrison is starting at first base and hitting sixth. Weeks suffered a bone bruise on his shoulder and also experienced neck soreness after the collision with Brett Gardner at first base Wednesday. He does not expect to need a DL stint, according to SB Nation's Mark A. Suleymanov, and should be considered day-to-day. The next lefty the Rays face will be Chris Sale in Boston on Saturday, so that would likely be the soonest Weeks could return.

10DRickie Weeks Jr.
1B/LF/DH TB
2 months ago

Weeks (shoulder) went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run before exiting Wednesday's 8-4 loss to the Yankees due to a collision at first base.

EDGE Analysis

Weeks hit out of the cleanup spot and opened the scoring on the day in the first inning with a 391-foot two-run shot to left off Yankees starter Jordan Montgomery. It was Weeks' first homer of the season and the veteran's third hit overall. The 34-year-old has proven to be a positive addition throughout spring and in the early going of the regular season, so reports that he'll apparently avoid the disabled list with the bone bruise he suffered in the collision is certainly welcome news.