From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
"St. Louis - The already slim chance that Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks had of playing again this season decreased considerably Friday.
In his first activity since going on the disabled list a week ago, Weeks experienced more pain in his injured right wrist while hitting balls off a tee. Weeks was forced to stop the drill after a few swings, an indication that his season might be finished.
"It didn't go too good," manager Ned Yost said. "It's still hurting.
"We'll give it a little more time. We're trying to figure it out. We're not ready to give up on it yet."
That decision could come next week, after Weeks confers with team physician William Raasch. Weeks has a torn tendon sheath in the wrist that will require surgery at some point.
Weeks was told he can't do further damage by playing, leaving it to him to determine how much discomfort he can handle. Weeks has a high tolerance for pain, so it was not a good sign when he shut down the tee drill early.
"We definitely need him but we need him healthy," Yost said.
Yost said the injury was particularly tough for Weeks, an aggressive swinger who holds nothing back at the plate.
"There's not a lot of finesse in his swing," Yost said. "He's real 'wristy,' a power-type guy."
In 95 games before going on the DL, Weeks batted .279 with eight homers and 34 RBI, and led the club with 73 runs scored and 19 stolen bases. Newly acquired infielder Tony Graffanino has played second base in his absence.
General manager Doug Melvin said Weeks would meet with Raasch to assess the situation and decide if it makes any sense to continue to try to play.
"(Raasch) will ask about the level of pain tolerance and discomfort," Melvin said. "There will be some discussion about what to do."
Melvin said he knew all along there was a chance Weeks was finished for the season. He said the same held true for third baseman Corey Koskie, who remains at home with post-concussion syndrome.
"I conditioned myself not to expect them to be back, both (Weeks) and Koskie," said Melvin, who traded for Philadelphia third baseman David Bell and Graffanino to ease infield crisis. "Things can change. There's still seven weeks left (in the season)."