Jemile Weeks has multiple hits in six of last seven games
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/18/2013) Athletics second baseman Jemile Weeks picked up two hits in five at-bats during Triple-A Sacremento's Wednesday night game, giving him six multi-hit performances in his last seven games and raising his Triple-A batting average to .379.
Weeks also made his sixth appearance at shortstop on Wednesday, and he's appeared at second base, his natural position, just once on the year. He has no errors.
Jemile Weeks plays shortstop in Triple-A game
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/11/2013) Athletics second baseman Jemile Weeks made his first career start at shortstop in Triple-A Sacramento's 7-4 loss Wednesday, collecting two hits in five at-bats while playing error-free baseball. He hadn't played anywhere but second base in his professional career before Wednesday.
Weeks is hitting .345 in 29 at-bats at Triple-A this season.
Jemile Weeks playing well at Triple-A
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/8/2013) Athletics second baseman Jemile Weeks is off to a solid start at Triple-A Sacramento.
The 26-year-old has reached base safely in each of the first four games of the season for the River Cats and went 3 for 5 with two runs scored Sunday. He is hitting .353 (6 for 17) with four runs scored through the first four games.
Jemile Weeks will be back
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer (3/25/2013) When I learned Monday that the Athletics had optioned Jemile Weeks to the minors. Only questions followed.
How? How could they do this to me after got back aboard the weeks bandwagon?
Why? Why would they do it to one of their few middle infielders to hit worth a toot this spring?
Who? Who could they have that's better? Certainly not Hiroyuki Nakajima or Scott Sizemore, who CBSSports.com Senior Baseball Writer Danny Knobler recently reported haven't lived up to the A's expectation this spring.
What? What does this mean for Weeks' Fantasy value?
My answers to the first three (or at least the middle two) have me thinking "not much" for the fourth. Because of a shoulder injury, Weeks didn't get the at-bats the A's would have liked this spring. As long as he goes down and proves himself, he'll be back in no time.
By then, Nakajima's batting average might be up to .150.
A's send Jemile Weeks to Triple-A
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/24/2013) The Athletics have optioned second baseman Jemile Weeks to Triple-A Sacramento Sunday, according to the team's website. Weeks batted .370 with a home run and six RBI in 27 at-bats this spring. He'll head to the minors to work on his game before being considered for a promotion during the season.
A's middle-infield situation unsettled
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/21/2013) The Athletics' middle-infield situation isn't expected to be decided until the end of spring training, according to CBSSports.com Senior Columnist Scott Miller.
At shortstop, the battle remains between Jed Lowrie, who is having a strong spring batting .313 (10 for 32) with two homers, three doubles and nine RBI in 13 games, and Hiroyuki Nakajima, who is struggling offensively. Nakajima, who was an offseason international free-agent signing, is batting .176 (6 for 34) with a double and an RBI in 14 spring games.
At second base, Miller reports the competition between Jemile Weeks and Scott Sizemore is expected to last through the start of the season because Weeeks hasn't received as many looks as the other infielders because of a bruised shoulder.
Jemile Weeks not back in field yet
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/18/2013) Athletics second baseman Jemile Weeks, who has been limited to designated hitting duties due to a sprained shoulder, was the DH again on Monday against the Mariners in Cactus League action.
Weeks went 1 for 3 in the game with an RBI and a run scored. He's batting .409 this spring. Weeks' shoulder is improving, and he hopes to get back on the field in the coming days.
Jemile Weeks is back
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer (3/15/2013) It was good to see Jemile Weeks back in a Cactus League game Thursday for Oakland after he missed about two weeks with a strained shoulder. With Danny Knobler recently reporting that Hiroyuki Nakajima and Scott Sizemore have both fallen well short of expectations this spring, Weeks' chances of winning the starting second base job have significantly improved.
I'm not so sure he isn't closer to being the player we saw in 2011 than 2012. He was off to a good start before the injury this spring. If he picks up where he left off, I'm not so opposed to investing a late-round pick in him in mixed leagues.
Jemile Weeks gets his swings in
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (3/14/2013) Athletics second baseman Jemile Weeks made his first appearance in nearly two weeks Thursday, as he entered the team's Cactus League game against the Rangers as a pinch hitter. Weeks stayed in the game as a designated hitter, going hitless in two at bats. Weeks has been out with a strained shoulder, and is expected to make his return to the starting lineup and, presumably, the field, in the next few days. Weeks is battling for the starting second base job with Adam Rosales and Scott Sizemore, after struggling with a .221/.305/.304 triple slash line last season.
Jemile Weeks to return on Friday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (3/14/2013) Athletics second baseman Jemile Weeks will return to the starting lineup on Friday, according to A’s beat writer John Hickey. Weeks has been out with a strained shoulder since early March. Weeks is looking to build on a letdown 2012, when he hit .221/.305/.304 in 444 at-bats. Coming into the spring, Weeks was expected to compete with Scott Sizemore and Adam Rosales for the starting job.
Weeks begins road back
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/11/2013) MLB.com reports A's second baseman Jemile Weeks (shoulder) played five innings in a minor league game Monday. Weeks, who has been sidelined since March 1 with a bruised right shoulder, is expected to return to spring training games by Thursday, reports MLB.com.
Weeks approaching return
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/9/2013) Oakland second baseman Jemile Weeks (shoulder) participated in all team drills Saturday and is expected to return to Cactus League action within the next two days, MLB.com reports. Weeks has been sidelined since March 1 with a bruised right shoulder. "If you're in spring and you get to the point where it's time to play, maybe it's prudent to give him one more day," manager Bob Melvin said. "We'll see [Sunday], if he's close to 100 percent, there's a chance he plays, but if not, maybe we give him one more day."
Weeks dealing with bone bruise
(3/5/2013) MLB.com reports A's second baseman Jemile Weeks suffered a bruised bone in his right shoulder last week. Manager Bob Melvin said Tuesday that Weeks is being considered day to day and should return to game action soon. Weeks has gone 6 for 11 (.545) with a homer, five RBI and a 1.000 slugging percentage through four Cactus League games.
Weeks impressing early on
(2/27/2013)Jemile Weeks is competing for playing time at second base for the A's this spring and had another productive day at the plate in Wednesday's Cactus League game against the Padres. He went 2 for 2 with a homer, two RBI and two runs scored. He also walked once in the 11-6 win. Weeks is batting .625 (5 for 8) through three spring games with four RBI and three runs scored.
Athletics like Weeks' talent show
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (2/1/2013) Despite playing just 215 total games at the major-league level, Oakland second baseman Jemile Weeks has already crafted a sense of trust within the organization. It was that trust that sparred him from a demotion to the minors until August of last season despite his noted struggles. And the belief that he will bounce back this year has led him to a spot in the competition for the starting second base job. "It's not uncommon to see a guy who had a great rookie season take a half-step back the next season," manager Bob Melvin told MLB.com. "His talent level has not gone away. I talked to him recently, and I know he has high expectations for himself. He's not going to let any distractions get in the way. We've seen what he can do."
Weeks in 'open competition'
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (1/27/2013) A's manager Bob Melvin said Sunday there will be an "open competition" at second base between Jemile Weeks and Scott Sizemore. Melvin also said Sizemore will get reps at third base.