Weeks goes on the disabled list

9 06 2008

The Milwaukee Brewers put second baseman Rickie Weeks on the disabled list this evening with a sprained left knee.  The move will presumably be retroactive to Saturday, but no confirmation on that point just yet.

To fill the roster, Hernan Iribarren has been called up and will join the team in Houston tomorrow night.  You may remember Hernan from when he was on the big league squad for a few days in April.  He has a .333 batting average in the majors this season, a .273 BA in the minors.

The good news is that Milwaukee does not want to rush Rickie back from the injury.  It’s better to suffer for a couple weeks than a couple months if his injury does not properly heal.  Couple that pragmatic fact with Rickie’s history of being a slow healer, the team appears to have made the correct decision.

Even though Iribarren has played second base much of his minor league career, the organization moved him to center field this past off-season.  He will presumably be a backup infielder now that Joe Dillon and Craig Counsell will split time at second depending on the pitcher.

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10 06 2008
bernie carbo

Weeks injured. Hall complaining. Cameron complaining.
One solution is to bat Cameron 6th or 7th where he belongs. Yost and the Brewers based Cameron batting 2nd on his surprising low strikeouts in spring training. Since when do we base things on spring training numbers especially a player with a large sample of regualr season experience. Cameron has proven beyond any doubt that he does not belong in the top half of any order…

If Hall accepts his new and appropriate role as a platoon hitter and 3rd baseman with amazing range and athleticism, he will become an asset to the Brewers.

Where have you gone Tony Gwynn? Isn’t it time Mr. Melvin to play the Gwynn card once and for all? If anybody merits complaining, it has to be Tony. Play him or trade him. Maybe I’m ignorant, but I like a lineup of Gwynn batting lead-off and Hardy batting second.

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