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Weeks won't need surgery, out 3-6 weeks

Posted on: July 28, 2011 11:27 am
Edited on: July 28, 2011 11:54 am
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Rickie Weeks

By C. Trent Rosecrans

Brewers second baseman will be out three to six weeks with a "severe ankle sprain," Brewers assistant general manager Gord Ash told Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Although it's being called a sprain, Ash said there is more to the injury than a simple sprain.

"He has a number of issues in the ankle," Ash said. "I can't get into those things. There are so many moving parts in there. It's tough to put an exact timetable on it."

Weeks will not need surgery, Ash said.

The Brewers had already been talking to the Dodgers about infielder Jamey Carroll, MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reported, but Weeks' injury could intensify those talks (as could the impending non-waiver trade deadline). Gurnick writes the team isn't looking to just dump Carroll's salary, but also insisting on a prospect or prospects in return -- even though the Brewers have no surplus of prospects.

Carroll is hitting .291/.362/.356 for the Dodgers this season, playing shortstop and second base. He has alos played third base and all three outfield spots in his career. He is making $1.8 million this season. 

Milwaukee called up infielder Eric Farris from Triple-A Nashville to take Weeks' spot on the roster. 

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Since: Dec 13, 2007
Posted on: July 29, 2011 7:36 pm
 

Weeks won't need surgery, out 3-6 weeks

Brewers should talk to the Jays an get Aaron Hill.  He is struggling but a change of scenery could help.  His option for next year is not going to be picked up so he is only a rental but he would be cheap gibven his struggles.  He is having a bad year but if your only other option is Jamey Carroll, picking up hill is a no brainer




Since: Jun 8, 2009
Posted on: July 29, 2011 1:54 pm
 

Weeks won't need surgery, out 3-6 weeks

Being a milwaukee native and a day to day following of the brewers,  i'd have to say this year seemed like the most legit chance at making a good post season run.  I realize CC energized the city and they made a decent run a couple years ago,  but now we have the whole package,  not just two solid pitchers in the starting rotation.  they have yo, marcum, greinke and narveson/wolf is a real surprise this year.
Braun is a man-child,  feilder is having his best all around season and weeks finally budded into the player they all projected him to be. 
With that being said,  good teams find a way to win.  If this is the brewers year,  they will be in contention when he comes back.  the cards played through injury early....

Look at the Packers last year,  talk about an injury ridden team.  we all know what they acomplished.  The Crew has good pitching and that's what win's titles.



Since: Mar 29, 2011
Posted on: July 28, 2011 11:47 pm
 

Weeks won't need surgery, out 3-6 weeks

though it wont make much of a diffrence hes not Albert P sorry Rickie YOUR OUT.........



Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: July 28, 2011 6:22 pm
 

Weeks won't need surgery, out 3-6 weeks

Leaves the Brewers with Craig Counsell, who is 40 years old and 0-for his last 41 and a guy with a sub-.700 OPS in AAA as his replacements.  What a terrible infield, minus Fielder. 

Mets fans, AAA 2B/3B Taylor Green will be joining your organization shortly.  If he wasn't on the Player to be Named list for the K-Rod deal he would have been called up last night. 



Since: Feb 2, 2009
Posted on: July 28, 2011 4:34 pm
 

Weeks won't need surgery, out 3-6 weeks


  He made Griffey look like Lou Gerig and Cal Ripkin....



Since: Mar 29, 2011
Posted on: July 28, 2011 3:11 pm
 

Weeks won't need surgery, out 3-6 weeks

Whats new...... this is the norm with him



Since: Feb 8, 2008
Posted on: July 28, 2011 1:30 pm
 

Weeks won't need surgery, out 3-6 weeks

Weeks, hurt? Wow, what a shock.  He's the Rich Harden of position players.  Sucks, but not suprising at all. 



Since: Oct 25, 2007
Posted on: July 28, 2011 1:20 pm
 

Weeks won't need surgery, out 3-6 weeks

It's awful to see a player like this go down on such a routine play, hope he makes it back ahead of schedule.


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