Jemile Nykiwa Weeks ( / / ; je- MEYEL born January 26, 1987) is an American professional [1 ] baseball second baseman for the Baltimore Orioles of Major League Baseball.
He is the younger brother of
Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks. He played [2 ] college baseball at the University of Miami.
Professional career [ edit ]
Weeks was originally drafted by the Brewers in the eighth round of the
2005 Major League Baseball Draft, but chose, instead, to attend the University of Miami. He played college baseball for the Miami Hurricanes. The Oakland Athletics then selected him twelfth overall in the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft.
batting .297 in nineteen games for the Kane County Cougars in 2008 when a torn hip flexor ended his season. He played fall ball with the Phoenix Desert Dogs in 2009, and was named an Arizona Fall League Rising Star. At the start of the 2010 season, Weeks was ranked seventh in Oakland's farm system according to Baseball America and appeared as a non-roster invitee for the Athletics in spring 2011. [3 ]
He was called up to the majors for the first time on June 7, 2011.
He won the [4 ] MLB Rookie of the Month Award for the American League in June 2011. He batted .309, with seven doubles, three triples, six RBIs, and six stolen bases in this month.
In 2012, Weeks hit .220 with 14 doubles, 8 triples, 2 homers, 20 RBIs, 50 walks, and 15 stolen bases. On August 22, 2012, Weeks was demoted to the Triple-A's Sacramento River Cats when the A's activated outfielder
Seth Smith and acquired Stephen Drew from the Arizona Diamondbacks.
On December 2, 2013, Weeks and a
player to be named later (PTBNL) were traded to the Baltimore Orioles for pitcher Jim Johnson. The PTBNL was identified as David Freitas on December 12. [5 ]
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