Brewers’ Rickie Weeks heads to DL
The Milwaukee Brewers have placed second baseman Rickie Weeks on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring.
To take Weeks’ spot on the roster the Brewers recalled second baseman Scooter Gennett, according to CBSSports.com. Gennett has had 57 plate appearances with the Brewers this season, but is batting just .231 during his time in the majors.
While trying to beat out an infield grounder Weeks fell, according to Yahoo! Sports, and MRI revealed that he had strained his hamstring. The Brewers have had a bad relationship with their players hamstrings, as Weeks is the fourth (first non-pitcher) to go on the DL with a hamstring injury. Weeks says this is the first time he has suffered a hamstring injury.
”When you start having the same injury for pitchers and regulars, all the injuries are a concern, but the same ones – especially being a muscle – that’s what they’re concerned about,” Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. ”Some guy runs into a wall and he breaks a hand or he gets hit by a ball and breaks a hand, you can’t do anything about that. The hamstrings, the quads, the obliques, those are the things you hope with training you can limit those.”
Weeks was hitting just .209 this season with 10 home runs and 24 RBIs.