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(ISN) – SEATTLE, Wash. – Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jack Zduriencikannounced today the club has signed infielder/outfielder Rickie Weeks to a Major League contract for the 2015 season. Per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Mariners Transactions:

  • Rickie Weeks, INF/OF, signed to Major League contract for 2015 season.
  • Edgar Olmos, LHP, designated for assignment.

Weeks, 32, has spent his entire career in the Milwaukee Brewers organization, appearing in 1,142 Major League games from 2003-2014. In parts of 11 Major League seasons, Weeks has combined to bat .249 with 203 doubles, 32 triples, 148 home runs and 430 RBI. His best seasons were a three-year stretch from 2010-2012 when he combined to bat .255 with 87 doubles, 10 triples, 70 home runs and 195 RBI in 435 games. He was the National League starting second baseman in the 2011 All-Star Game and participated in the Home Run Derby.

Last season Weeks appeared in 121 games for the Brewers, batting .274 (69×252) with 19 doubles, 8 home runs and 29 RBI (.357 OBP, .452 SLG, .809 OPS).

During his Major League career he has played exclusively second base (8 games at DH). He is expected to fill a multi-use role with the Mariners heading into spring training.

“Rickie is a talented player who will be used at multiple positions,” said Zduriencik. “His toughness, right-handed bat and Major League experience are desirable factors for our 2015 ball club. We look forward to Rickie’s contributions this season and see him as a very nice fit, complementing the pieces we already have in place.”

Weeks was the second overall selection in the 2003 June Draft after an All-American career at Southern University. He won the NCAA batting title in 2002 (.495) and 2003 (.479), and was the 2003 Golden Spikes Award winner. He made his Major League debut in 2003 after only 21 games in the minor leagues.

To make room on the Major League 40-man roster, LHP Edgar Olmos was designated for assignment. The Mariners have 10 days to trade, release or outright Olmos’ contract to the minors. Olmos was acquired by the Mariners via a waiver claim from the Miami Marlins on Nov. 20, 2014.

Pitchers and catchers will report to spring training in Peoria, AZ on Feb. 20 (physicals) and hold the first workout Feb. 21. Position players are scheduled to report for physicals Feb. 24 and the first full-squad workout will be Feb. 25.

WEEKS’ PLAYING RECORD

 

YEAR CLUB AVG G AB R H TB 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HB BB SO SB CS SLG OBP
2003 AZL Brewers .500 1 4 0 2 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 .500 .600
  Beloit .349 20 63 13 22 35 8 1 1 16 0 3 6 15 9 2 0 .556 .494
  MILWAUKEE .167 7 12 1 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 0 0 .250 .286
2004 Huntsville .259 133 479 67 124 195 35 6 8 42 3 3 28 55 107 11 12 .407 .366
2005 Nashville .320 55 203 43 65 133 14 9 12 48 3 1 14 28 51 10 1 .655 .435
  MILWAUKEE .239 96 360 56 86 142 13 2 13 42 2 1 11 40 96 15 2 .394 .333
2006 MILWAUKEE .279 95 359 73 100 145 15 3 8 34 2 3 *19 30 92 19 5 .404 .363
2007 MILWAUKEE .235 118 409 87 96 177 21 6 16 36 3 2 14 78 116 25 2 .433 .374
  Nashville # .455 6 22 5 10 15 3 1 0 3 0 0 1 5 6 1 2 .682 .571
2008 MILWAUKEE .234 129 475 89 111 189 22 7 14 46 1 4 14 66 115 19 5 .398 .342
2009 MILWAUKEE .272 37 147 28 40 76 5 2 9 24 0 0 3 12 39 2 2 .517 .340
2010 MILWAUKEE .269 160 *651 112 175 302 32 4 29 83 0 2 *25 76 184 11 4 .464 .366
2011 MILWAUKEE « .269 118 453 77 122 212 26 2 20 49 1 3 8 50 107 9 2 .468 .350
2012 MILWAUKEE .230 157 588 85 135 235 29 4 21 63 0 2 13 74 169 16 3 .400 .328
2013 MILWAUKEE .209 104 350 40 73 125 20 1 10 24 0 0 9 40 105 7 3 .357 .306
2014 MILWAUKEE .274 121 252 36 69 114 19 1 8 29 0 1 8 25 73 3 4 .452 .357
Minor Lg Totals .289 215 771 128 223 380 60 17 21 113 6 7 50 103 175 25 15 .493 .404
ML Totals .249 1142 4056 684 1009 1720 203 32 148 430 9 18 125 492 1102 126 32 .424 .347
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