"When he came into Spring Training this year, we thought with where he had moved his hands, we thought it was in a great position," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said before Wednesday night's game against the Pirates. "We really thought he could hit well from the get-go. It could be just a lack of playing time at the beginning of the year, I don't know. But he found it and hopefully we can keep him out there long enough to where he doesn't lose it."
Left-handed hitting Scooter Gennett receives the bulk of the playing time at second base against right-handed pitching. Gennett, who has started 31 games at second, is hitting .287 in 122 at-bats. Weeks has had just 45 at-bats.
Weeks, an All-Star in 2011, hit .209 with 10 homers and 24 RBIs in 104 games last season before a season-ending injury in early August.
After three earlier stints in the Major Leagues last season, Gennett hit .358 after being called up in early August to replace Weeks.