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February 13, 2015 at 3:53 PM

Mariners announce the Rickie Weeks signing; left-handed pitcher Edgar Olmos designated for assignment

The Mariners officially announced the signing of Rickie Weeks to a one-year contract major league contract. To make room for Weeks on the 40-man roster, left-handed reliever Edgar Olmos was designated for assignment. Weeks is listed as an infielder/outfielder in the press release and has the line … “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,” GM Jack Zduriencik said in the press release. “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, 32, has been with the  Milwaukee Brewers organization for his entire career. He’s played 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).

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