Weeks was activated from the 10-day disabled list and released by the Rays on Monday. The veteran had been out with a shoulder impingement since early June, and although he was nearly ready to return from the DL, the Rays opted to cut ties with him in order to make room for Sergio Romo on the active roster. Weeks' positional versatility and history of decent power production could create some intrigue on the open market, although potential suitors could also be deterred by the .216 batting average he produced in the majors this season.
Weeks (shoulder, hand) went 1-for-3 with a run and two strikeouts for Triple-A Durham against Indianapolis on Wednesday. It was the first game of what will likely be a one-week rehab for Weeks, who played first base and hit second. The veteran was sidelined for over a month, but a week's worth of at-bats should be sufficient to help him shake the majority of the rust off.
Weeks (shoulder, hand) will begin his rehab assignment with Triple-A Durham on Wednesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Weeks has been on the disabled list since June 9, but is finally ready to attack the final hurdle in his rehab program. If his assignment goes off without a hitch, he'll likely rejoin the Rays in the next week or so.
Weeks (shoulder, hand) arrived at Triple-A Durham on Monday and could play in his first rehab game Tuesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. The veteran began working out upon his arrival in anticipation of his rehab assignment, which is likely to last the remainder of this week at a minimum. After a particularly sluggish start to the season that saw his average dip as low as .163 on May 5, Weeks had started to show some life offensively, slashing .271/.327/.396 in 52 plate appearances across 17 games prior to his injury.
Weeks (shoulder, hand) is expected to begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Durham next week, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times reports. It appears the veteran is finally ready to return to game action after having been sidelined since June 9. Given the amount of time he's been out, Weeks is likely to play multiple games with the Bulls before a return to the major-league club.