According to Jim Bowden of ESPN.com, the Seattle Mariners have signed second baseman Rickie Weeks to a one-year deal, worth $2 million dollars and an additional $2 million in incentives.
According to a club source the #Mariners have agreed to terms with Rickie Weeks on 1yr Major League deal at approx $2m w/ $2m inc..LF/RF/2B
— Jim Bowden (@JimBowden_ESPN) February 12, 2015
Weeks hasn’t been the same All-Star caliber player he once was, but he has still be serviceable at the major league level. In 2014, Weeks hit for a .274/.357/.452 line with 8 homers and 29 RBI in 286 plate appearances with the Brewers.
The addition of Weeks gives the Mariners solid depth on their bench and could potentially replace utility man Willie Bloomquist, who suffered a serious knee injury in the 2014 season. With his ability to play second base, left field and right and hit lefties well, there will definitely be many potential at-bats for Weeks in 2015.