Rickie Weeks Sent Back To The Minors
Slumping Former First Rounder Headed To Nashville
By Lance Allan
With the Brewers clinging to a slim lead over the Cubs, and fighting for the team's first postseason birth in 25 years, its clear production is key.
That message couldn't be more clear after sending the second overall pick of the 2003 draft Rickie Weeks back down to AAA Nashville, right after the Brewers beat the Mets 4-2 in 13 innings. For more on Weeks, click here.
Weeks never did recover from offseason wrist surgery while mired in a slump. He only hit .212 with 5 HR's and 19 RBI this season. Even worse, he only hit .156 after coming off the disabled list for a sore wrist on June 18.
Replacing Weeks on the major league roster is utility infielder and outfielder Joe Dillon, who hit .317 with 20 HR's and 73 RBI at Nashville. Dillon is nearly 32, yet has played in only 27 major league games.
The Brewers also placed Scott Linebrink on the bereavement list after his wife had a baby girl by Cesarian section on Tuesday. Linebrink is expected to join the team on Friday. Elmer Dessens is called up from Nashville to take his place.