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MLB Rumors: Yankees could have trade interest in Rickie Weeks

Jul 8, 2013; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks hits a double to drive in a run in the 3rd inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Yankees are still in need of a second baseman, despite buying half of Major League Baseball in free agency.

They’ve been linked to a handful of names in recent months, but according to the New York Post, Rickie Weeks could be somebody to keep an eye on.

The Yankees also will monitor what the Brewers do with Rickie Weeks, who could be beaten out at second base by Scooter Gennett.

Weeks, a notorious streak hitter, is coming off a brutal year in which he batted .209 in 104 games. An $11 million salary for this year and a vesting option worth $11.5 million for 2015 likely will scare teams. He will be 28 next month.

Weeks isn’t cheap, but that’s one of the reasons he’s expected to be available – assuming the Yankees wanted to pay such a price.

The powerful infielder was once thought to be a future All-Star infielder but Weeks has struggled in recent years – looking a far cry from the .270, 29 home run hitter we saw in 2010.

Topics: Milwaukee Brewers, New York Yankees, Rickie Weeks

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  • Kenneth Kumerle

    Weeks would be a good addition…

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