Weeks signed a minor league deal with the Padres on Friday, Baseball America's Matt Eddy reports. He has a career .371 OBP at Triple-A, but it is starting to look more and more like Triple-A is where he belongs. Weeks has 63 MLB plate appearances since 2013, and while the Padres are short on high-impact infield talent at the big league level, it could still prove difficult for him to crack the 25-man roster in 2016.
Second baseman Jemile Weeks cleared waivers and has been sent by the Red Sox to Triple-A Pawtucket, per the Providence Journal. Weeks played in three games for Boston after his recent promotion and managed three hits in nine at-bats.
The Red Sox have added infielder Josh Rutledge to the active roster on Wednesday. Rutledge was acquired in the recent trade that sent Shane Victorino to the Angels. Rutledge, who played in 266 games over three years with the Rockies, did not get into a big-league game with the Angels. He was hitting .274 with five home runs and 32 RBI in 78 games with the Angels' Triple-A team this year. Rutledge will take the roster spot of fellow infielder Jemile Weeks, who was designated for assignment on Wednesday.
Brock Holt, who left Sunday's game with what was described as a hyperextended right knee, is out of the Red Sox lineup on Monday, despite manager John Farrell saying his All-Star would not miss any time. He is expected to return to the lineup Tuesday. Holt will be replaced in the lineup by Jemile Weeks, who will hit ninth and play second base. Weeks was just recalled from Triple-A on Sunday to help Boston in the absence of veteran Dustin Pedroia.
An injury that has sidelined Dustin Pedroia has motivated the Red Sox to promote veteran infielder Jemile Weeks from Triple-A Pawtucket, MLB.com has reported. They have also optioned reliever Noe Ramirez to the same team. Weeks is batting just .210 in 53 minor league games this season, but is expected to give Boston some flexibility in the infield.