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 left the game after he injured himself jumping to catch a throw down, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.
He was able to walk off the field slowly, but otherwise the severity of the injury is not yet known. Although he was already a long shot to make the Cubs' deep roster, this certainly doesn't help Weeks. The team hasn't released anything on the injury, but more should be known after the game.
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 has become 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.
Weeks (hamstring) began a rehab assignment with the Padres' Arizona League affiliate Monday.
Weeks has been out since May with a right hamstring strain, but finally seems to be on the road to recovery. There is no clear timetable at this point, but a return to the majors this season isn't out of the question.
Weeks was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Wednesday.
Weeks was transferred to free up a spot on the 40-man for relief pitcher Jake Smith, whom the Padres claimed off waivers from the Giants on Wednesday. The infielder has been out since early May with a hamstring injury and has suffered a couple setbacks, delaying his return to the club. It's not entirely clear where Weeks currently stands in his recovery.
Weeks may need surgery on his hamstring injury, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Weeks has not been progressing as expected, and is considering getting a cortisone shot. Surgery could become an option if he continues to not see any improvement. In the meantime, Jose Pirela should continue seeing the majority of playing time at second base.
Weeks' (hamstring) second MRI revealed a hamstring strain, A.J. Cassavell of MLB.com reports.
Weeks was forced to get another MRI after the results of the first were inconclusive, but this one did not bring the news he was hoping to hear. The second baseman will be re-evaluated in two-to-three weeks to see how his hamstring has healed, but he'll stay on the shelf until that time comes. In the meantime, Jose Pirela will probably see most of the playing time at second base.
Weeks (hamstring) will undergo another MRI on Tuesday, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
His initial MRI was inconclusive, so the Padres will send Weeks for another exam. A hamstring injury forced Weeks to the DL on Sunday, with Jose Pirela recalled in a corresponding move. Pirela is starting at second base Tuesday against lefty Jon Lester, but Adam Rosales seems like the favorite for playing time at the keystone until either Weeks or Cory Spangenberg (quad) returns.
Weeks (hamstring) has been placed on the 15-day DL, Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Weeks suffered a strained hamstring in Saturday's matchup against the Mets, so a DL stint is no major surprise. In his place, Jose Pirela will be recalled from Triple-A El Paso to provide infield depth. With Weeks on the shelf, look for Adam Rosales to get an extended look at second base.
Padres' manager Andy Green indicated that Weeks is likely headed for the DL after sustaining a right hamstring strain in Saturday's game against the Mets, Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
With a 15-day DL stint likely on tap, Adam Rosales will see unexpected time at second base while Weeks joins fellow infielders Alexi Amarista (hamstring), Yangervis Solarte (hamstring), and Cory Spangenberg (quad) in rehab.
Weeks exited Saturday's game against the Mets with a right hamstring strain.
The severity of Week's strain remains unclear, and even so, it wouldn't be surprising if he was left out of Sunday's lineup for precautionary reasons if nothing else. If that happens, Adam Rosales will likely take over at second with the Padres dealing with numerous injuries to their infielders.
Weeks will make his fifth straight start at second base Sunday against the Cardinals.
The Padres' top two second basemen, Cory Spangenberg (quadriceps) and Yangervis Solarte (hamstring) are on the DL, which has opened up some at-bats at the keystone for Weeks, who started the season at Triple-A El Paso after falling just short in his bid for a roster spot out of spring training. Through his first four games as a starter, Weeks is hitting just 2-for-11, and may not have many further opportunities after Sunday to see regular action, as Solarte is believed to be fairly close to a return.
Weeks is in the lineup Wednesday against the Pirates.
Weeks was added to the active roster earlier Wednesday and he'll immediately be inserted into the Padres lineup in the eighth spot in place of the injured Cory Spangenberg. The 29-year-old Weeks has not played in a major league game since last season as a member of the Red Sox. If he's able to get on base consistently, he could find himself in a regular role at second base while Spangenberg is on the disabled list.
Weeks had his contract selected by the Padres on Wednesday.
The Padres placed Cory Spangenberg on the DL on Wednesday due to a quad strain, so the club will replenish its infield depth with the addition of Weeks to the active roster. Even with some guaranteed at-bats for the time being, Weeks' recent track record suggests he may not carry a ton of value from a fantasy standpoint. Weeks was up with the A's for 118 games in 2012, but he hasn't been able to stick in the big leagues for more than 17 games in any year since then.
Weeks will begin the season in the Padres' organization with the team's Triple-A affiliate.
Adam Rosales won the final spot on the San Diego bench this spring, despite an impressive showing from Weeks. Without a spot on the 40-man roster, Weeks' path to the Padres is somewhat obstructed, but he could push his way into the mix if he carries his strong spring into the start of the minor league season.
Weeks is being considered for the Opening Day roster, according to Padres manager Andy Green, the MLB.com reports. "He's done everything we've asked up until now. He's played really well, smoked another triple last night, made a nice sliding play up the middle at shortstop. Early on, I told him I wanted to see him play short and he's passing those tests right now and we're going to continue looking at him there," said the manager.
Green is obviously pleased with Weeks, a non-roster invitee who started at shortstop Saturday and homered. Weeks has shuttled between Triple-A and MLB the last few seasons, with most of that time spent in the minors. His biggest asset is versatility -- he's played second and shortstop during his major league career -- a role which he'll likely fill if makes if wins a spot on San Diego's roster.
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.
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