St. Louis - General manager Doug Melvin just gave us the very bad news that second baseman Rickie Weeks is out for the season with the wrist injury he suffered Sunday.
Weeks has a torn tendon sheath in his left wrist that must be repaired surgically. The recovery time for that surgery is 4-6 months.
It's a tough blow for the Brewers and also for Weeks, who was off to the best start of his career with a .272 batting average, nine homers, 24 RBI and a .517 slugging percentage.
It's the same injury Weeks had to his right wrist late in the 2006 season. He had surgery in August of that season and was still bothered the next season but he'll have more time to recover now.
"It's a tough loss for us and a tough loss for the kid," said Melvin. "He worked so hard at his game and was so mentally strong. I'm so disappointed for him personally, putting aside the team.
Tough loss for the Brewers. I have to assume this means extra playtime for Gamel with Counsell playing a good bit of 2B. They have some minor league options as well so I doubt they trade for anyone.