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News briefs: Brewers' Weeks makes return to action

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MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks pinch hit and manager Ron Roenicke says the All-Star could return to the starting lineup as early as Sunday if he has no lingering soreness.

Earlier Saturday, Weeks saw about 30 pitches from rookie Mike Fiers in a simulated game before Milwaukee took on Philadelphia and ran to first several times as he continues to recover from a severely sprained left ankle after he turned it running the bases on July 27.

In the seventh, he walked and departed for pinch runner Josh Wilson.

Roenicke says Weeks would only be expected to play a few innings in his first games back as they try to limit the amount of hard movements he makes on the ankle.

Weeks is hitting .272 with 19 homers and 43 RBI in 105 games. Full Story

Jays' Escobar hurts elbow

TORONTO -- Yunel Escobar has left the Toronto Blue Jays' game against the Orioles after he was struck on the left elbow by a pitch from Rick VandenHurk in the second inning.

Escobar went down clutching his arm in pain and was tended to on the field by manager John Farrell and trainer George Poulis before walking off, holding his arm gingerly. Mike McCoy came in to run and took over at shortstop.

X-rays were negative and Escobar is day to day.

A's recall catcher Powell

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Athletics recalled catcher Landon Powell from Triple-A Sacramento.

Powell was on the A's opening-day roster and hit .176 in 32 games before he was optioned to Sacramento on Aug. 22.

Powell batted .283 with a homer and five RBI in 12 regular-season games in the minors, then went 1 for 11 in three playoff games for the River Cats.

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