Mariners DFA veteran Weeks

Houston, TX ( - The Seattle Mariners designated second baseman/outfielder Rickie Weeks for assignment after the veteran struggled at the plate for the first two-plus months of the season.


Weeks, 32, signed a one-year deal with Seattle prior to the season. After playing 1,044 games at second base for the Brewers, he moved to left field for the first time in 2015 with Seattle, playing there 19 times while also serving as a designated hitter.

The 12-year veteran was batting just .167 with a .263 on-base percentage in 37 games with the Mariners, who have scored three or fewer runs in 15 of their last 16 games.

In his career, Weeks is a .247 hitter with a .345 on-base percentage and 150 home runs. Prior to his season with Seattle, he had spent his entire career with Milwaukee and reached his only All-Star Game in 2011.


Taking Weeks' place on the active roster is right-handed pitcher Danny Farquhar, who has a 6.46 ERA in 23 2/3 innings for the Mariners this season.


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