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Rickie Weeks sidelined 4-6 months after hamstring surgery

Aug 15, 2013, 5:17 PM EDT

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Rickie Weeks was debating whether to try the rest-and-rehab route for his torn hamstring or go under the knife, and today he opted for surgery.

Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports that Dr. James Andrews did the honors–he works on things other than elbows and shoulders–and Weeks is expected to be sidelined for 4-6 months. Six months would put him deep into February, so he’s no sure thing to be ready for spring training.

And next year will be huge for Weeks because he’s entering the final season of a four-year, $38.5 million deal that pays him $11 million in 2014. There’s also a vesting option for 2015 at $11.5 million that would require him to avoid the disabled list and log 600 plate appearances.

  1. theaxmancometh - Aug 15, 2013 at 5:57 PM

    No Brewer fan wants to see that option vest. Get outta here Rickie, you are garbage sir.

    • padraighansen - Aug 15, 2013 at 10:16 PM

      His performance doesn’t equal the money – completely agree. But is he “garbage”? I don’t know. I don’t know him. And I doubt you do, either – but you’re tough as hell behind a fake name calling someone garbage, right?

      Have some class, and act like you’ve got something between your ears and something beating under your sternum.

  2. onbucky96 - Aug 15, 2013 at 6:11 PM

    As a Brewers fan(yes we’re real), hope Weeks comes back closer to previous yrs, the last couple have been FUGLY. Also hope he comes off the DL May 1 so his option doesn’t vest.

  3. roanboon - Aug 15, 2013 at 6:36 PM

    I have heard that Ricky became the vocal leader of the clubhouse when Prince Fielder left, so someone will have to step up. It’s not easy to tell who that would be. Lucroy maybe? And bad as his numbers are, he is one of few players I’ve watched who ALWAYS legs out ground balls and takes pitches inside when his stats are down just to get on base. Not enough to warrant 11mil, however.

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