Weeks (knee) is expected to miss the remainder of spring training, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. A non-roster invitee to major league camp, Weeks was in the mix for the final bench spot before he went down with the knee injury Monday. He has been diagnosed with a sprained ACL and a bone bruise in his left leg, injuries which typically require four weeks for a full recovery. Weeks played in 17 games with the Padres last season, slashing .140/.204/.200 in 57 plate appearances.
Weeks sprained the ACL in his left knee during Monday's spring training game, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports. Weeks suffered the injury in a collision and he was able to walk off the field slowly. For now, Weeks is considered day-to-day, but the organization may provide further updates.
Weeks hyperextended his left knee during Monday's collision and is considered day-to-day, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports. He was able to walk off the field slowly after suffering the injury, but may need to miss a few days. Weeks will serve as organizational infield depth, likely spending most, if not the whole season at Triple-A.
Weeks has signed a minor league deal with the Cubs, Jeff Sanders of the Union-Tribune reports. The versatile Weeks hit free agency at the end of the season after refusing an outright assignment to the Padres' Triple-A affiliate. After roughly two months, Weeks has found a new club as he inked a minor league deal with the Cubs this week. Weeks is a career .254/.316/.352 hitter with 41 stolen bases over parts of six major league seasons. He provides some organizational depth at a few different spots, but Chicago's roster is currently too deep to where Weeks has a clear path to making the major league roster.
Weeks became a free agent after refusing an outright assignment to Triple-A El Paso, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. He played in 17 games for the Padres in 2016, spending a significant portion of the season on the DL with a hamstring injury. Weeks posted a .306/.405/.500 line in 10 games at Triple-A, and he'll likely end up in a competition for a roster spot elsewhere with a minor league deal this winter.