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.