• by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

    Mariners LF Rickie Weeks designated for assignment

    The Mariners have designated struggling left fielder Rickie Weeks for assignment, per MLB.com. "Rickie is a professional," manager Lloyd McClendon said, per The News Tribune. "He was a positive influence on a lot of guys in that locker room. It just didn't work out on the field for whatever reason. "With the stress that we had on the bullpen, it was just a move we had to make." Weeks is hitting just .167 with two home runs and nine RBI in 84 at-bats this season.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Mariners' Rickie Weeks gets first hit in month of June

    Mariners left fielder Rickie Weeks got his first hit since May 26 in Friday's loss to Houston. Weeks went 1 for 4, lifting his average to .167 and getting one of Seattle's four hits in the shutout loss.

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Mariners make wholesale changes to spark lineup

    The slumping Mariners juggled their lineup for Wednesday's game against the Orioles, hoping to find a spark for a team that hasn't lived up to expectations. Willie Bloomquist returns to the starting lineup for the first time in 11 games, hitting second and playing left field, while Justin Ruggiano and Rickie Weeks also draw rare starts in center and DH, respectively. Those moves bump Dustin Ackley and Brad Miller out of the lineup. Ackley has seen his average plummet to .186 this season. Miller has been one of the hottest Seattle hitters, but went 0-for-4 Tuesday to snap a six-game hitting streak.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Rickie Weeks replaces Seth Smith in left for Mariners

    Mariners left fielder Seth Smith is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game. Smith is replaced in left by Rickie Weeks, who starts his eighth game of the year in that spot. Smith had started seven of the last eight games in left.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Mariners shortstop Chris Taylor back in the lineup on Tuesday

    Mariners shorstop Chris Taylor is back in the starting lineup on Tuesday after missing Monday's game with a finger injury, the team announced. Taylor will replace Brad Miller, who moves to designated hitter and pushes Rickie Weeks to the bench. Taylor is hitting .167 in 18 at-bats this season. The Mariners are currently the favorites (-145) against San Diego.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Jesus Sucre replaces Mike Zunino in Mariners lineup

    Jesus Sucre gets the start at catcher for the Mariners on Sunday. Sucre replaces Mike Zunino, who had started the previous seven games. It's the fifth start of the year for Sucre, who hits ninth in the order. Rickie Weeks also gets a start at DH in Sunday's game. Weeks is the designated hitter for just the second time in 19 games and bats second in the order for the first time since April 19.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Mariners put Weeks, Bloomquist atop lineup vs. LHP Wednesday

    The Mariners have made some changes to their lineup for Wednesday's matchup with the Angels, batting designated hitter Rickie Weeks and left fielder Willie Bloomquist atop the lineup against lefty C.J. Wilson. Weeks hasn't led off since April 15, while Bloomquist hasn't hit higher than seventh in any of his five starts. The Mariners are underdogs (+134) on the road Wednesday, per VegasInsider.com.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Mariners' Jackson, Ackley, Morrison not in lineup Monday

    Mariners first baseman Logan Morrison and outfielders Austin Jackson and Dustin Ackley are not in the starting lineup for Monday's matchup with the Rangers. The Mariners are slotting Justin Ruggiano in the leadoff slot and starting him in center field. It's the 19th time he's acted as his team's leadoff hitter, and he's posted a .177/.261/.380 line with four home runs and four stolen bases in 79 at-bats while in the No. 1 slot. Rickie Weeks is getting the start in left field and batting sixth Monday, while Willie Bloomquist is playing first base and batting eighth. The game is a dead heat in Las Vegas, with both teams having the same odds (-105).

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Mariners' Rickie Weeks leading off Wednesday

    Mariners left fielder Rickie Weeks is leading off for a second straight game Monday against the Dodgers. The Dodgers are sending a second consecutive lefty to the mound in the form of Brett Anderson, leading to Weeks sticking atop the lineup for two days in a row. He went 2 for 4 with one RBI Tuesday and is hitting .211/.250/.368 with one home run in 19 at-bats. The Mariners are underdogs (+124) against the Dodgers Wednesday.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Mariners' Rickie Weeks rips pinch hit home run Sunday

    Mariners utility man Rickie Weeks went 1 for 2 at the plate Sunday with a home run in Seattle's 8-7 win over the Athletics in 10 innings. Weeks came up in the seventh inning to bat for Seth Smith and ripped the second pitch he saw from Eric O'Flaherty to center field, driving home Dustin Ackley and Mike Zunino. "I knew I got it good, but here, you never know," he said to MLB.com. "It takes a pretty good poke to get it out in center, depending on what the wind is doing. So I didn't know. But it was obviously a situation where I wanted to come through." It was Weeks' first home run of the year and first three RBI. He is now hitting .143 in 14 at-bats this season.