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Jemile Weeks

Jemile Weeks
Weeks playing for Oakland in 2011.
Boston Red Sox
Second baseman
Born: (1987-01-26) January 26, 1987 (age 29)
Orlando, Florida
Bats: Switch Throws: Right
MLB debut
June 7, 2011 for the Oakland Athletics
Career statistics
(through 2014 season)
Batting average .260
Home runs 4
Runs batted in 59
Stolen bases 40
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Jemile Weeks
Medal record
Men’s baseball
Competitor for 23x15px United States
World University Championship
Gold medal – first place 2006 Havana Team

Jemile Nykiwa Weeks (/ɛˈml/ je-MEYEL;[1] born January 26, 1987) is an American professional baseball second baseman in the Boston Red Sox organization. He has also played for the Oakland Athletics and Baltimore Orioles.

He is the younger brother of Seattle Mariners outfielder Rickie Weeks.[2] He played college baseball at the University of Miami.

Professional career

Oakland Athletics

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.

Weeks was batting .297 in nineteen games for the Kane County Cougars in

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He was called up to the majors for the first time on June 7, 2011.[4] He won the 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.

Baltimore Orioles

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]

Boston Red Sox

The Orioles traded Weeks and Iván DeJesús, Jr. to the Boston Red Sox for Michael Almanzar and Kelly Johnson on August 30, 2014.[6]


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