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Weeks Heads To DL

Milwaukee Brewers 2B Rickie Weeks REUTERS/Darren Hauck
Milwaukee Brewers 2B Rickie Weeks REUTERS/Darren Hauck

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (LEARFIELD-WSAU) Brewers’ second baseman Rickie Weeks was put on the 15-day disabled list yesterday with a strained left hamstring he suffered in Wednesday night’s win at San Francisco.

Weeks flew back to Milwaukee to be examined by team physician William Raasch. Manager Ron Roenicke said the test showed an extensive strain, leaving little doubt that Weeks was heading to the D-L.

The Brewers called up second baseman Scooter Gennett from Triple-“A” Nashville for the third time in 10 days. He was called up July 30th as the 26th player for a double-header against the Chicago Cubs. Gennett was sent down the next day, only to be recalled immediately after starter Yovani Gallardo went on the D-L with a bad hamstring. Gennett stayed with the Crew until Wednesday, when Marco Estrada was recalled.

Players must normally spend 10 days in the minors before making a big league return, unless they’re replacing a player put on the D-L – which Gennett did twice. He’s hitting .231 with Milwaukee with a homer and five R-B-I’s in 22 games.