Jemile joins the Cubs on a minor league deal with an invite to major league Spring Training ... has played 260 big league games, hitting .254 (243-for-955) with 45 doubles, 18 triples, four homers and 62 RBI for Oakland (2011-13), Baltimore (2014), Boston (2014-15) and San Diego (2016)...Collected 126 hits in his first 100 major league games, second-most in Oakland history through 100 games since 1916 (Wally Moses, 134 with Philadelphia A's in 1935-36)...Recorded 16 triples in his first two major league seasons (2011-12), second-most in the A.L. in that span (Austin Jackson, 21)...Hit .303 (123-for-406) in 97 games as a rookie in 2011, leading MLB rookies in average and triples (8) ... was named co-winner of the A.L. Rookie of the Month award that June...Played in the 2009 All-Star Futures Game and was named to the Arizona Fall League Top Prospects Team that year ... had a 22-game hitting streak for Single-A Stockton in 2009...Named the A's ninth-best prospect by Baseball America following the 2008 season, the seventh-best after 2009 and fifth-best after 2010...Selected by Oakland in the first round (12th overall) of the 2008 draft ... had been selected by Milwaukee in the eighth round of the 2005 draft, but did not sign and attended the University of Miami...Was a First Team All-American selection by Collegiate Baseball and First Team All-ACC in 2008 ... was a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American selection in 2006...Graduated from Lake Brantley (Fla.) High School in 2005...Is the younger brother of Rickie Weeks.
In his lone season with the Padres, Jemile missed a majority of the season due to a right hamstring strain ... played 17 games for San Diego, hitting .140 (7-for-50)...Opened the season with Triple-A El Paso, and hit .306 (11-for-36) with a double, three triples and a RBI prior to joining the Padres, April 20...Suffered a strained right hamstring, May 7 vs. the Mets, running to first base while attempting to beat out a bunt ... placed on the 15-day D.L. the following day...Transferred to the 60-day D.L., July 6 ... combined to play in six injury rehab games with the Rookie League Padres (August 22-30) and Single-A Lake Elsinore (September 4-5), hitting .389 (7-for-18) with two doubles and five RBI...Activated from the D.L., October 25, and elected free agency, October 31 ... signed a minor league deal with Chicago, December 22.
Played in three games for Boston while spending the majority of the season with Triple-A Pawtucket, batting .204 (48-for-235) in 72 games...Began the season with Triple-A Pawtucket before having his contract selected by Boston, July 26 … played in three games before being designated for assignment on July 29 and outrighted back to Pawtucket, July 31.
Played the majority of the season with Triple-A Norfolk in the Orioles organization, including three games for the Major League team, before being acquired by the Red Sox at the end of August and playing in 14 games for Boston ... he hit .308 (8-for-26) for the Red Sox...Acquired by Boston, August 30, with in?elder Ivan de Jesus Jr., for infielder/outfielder Kelly Johnson and infielder Michael Almanzar...Made his Red Sox debut as a pinch runner, September 1...Combined to hit .303 (71-for-234) in the Orioles' minor league system...Following the season played in two games for Mayaguez of the Puerto Rican Winter League.
Spent the season at Triple-A Sacramento before being called up to Oakland when rosters expanded September 1... Went 1-for-9 (.111) and scored three runs in eight games with the A's... Batted .271 with four home runs and 40 RBI in 130 games with the River Cats... After appearing exclusively at 2B over his first five pro seasons, played in 45 games at 2B, 25 in CF and 23 at SS... Had minor league career highs in games, at-bats (520), runs (96), hits (141), doubles (19), triples (10), walks (80), stolen bases (17)... Ranked 2nd in the Pacific Coast League in walks and runs scored, tied for 3rd in triples, 4th in at bats and 8th in hits... Led the A's farm system in runs, tied for 2nd in triples, 4th in hits, 5th in walks and 7th in OBP (.376)... Led Sacramento in games, at bats, runs and triples and tied for the team lead in stolen bases... Began the season by hitting safely in each of his first nine games (.359; 14-for-39)... Reached base safely in 26 consecutive home games, May 19-July 24, which was the third longest streak in the PCL... Had a season-high four hits June 7 at Tucson.
Started 111 of the A's first 121 games at second base but was batting just .220 with two home runs and
20 RBI in 113 games overall when he was optioned to Sacramento Aug. 21...returned to Oakland Sept.
10 and went 2-for-7 (.286) in five games...hit .221 in 118 games overall after batting .303 in 97 games
as a rookie in 2011...tied for third in the American League in triples (8) and sacrifice hits (9)...the triples
matched his total from 2011, led the A's and tied for sixth most in Oakland history...grounded into just
five double plays, an average of 88.8 at bats per GIDP...that was the sixth best mark in the AL...however, his .304 slugging percentage was the lowest in the majors and second lowest in Oakland history
(Bert Campaneris, .291 in 1976)...had the fourth lowest batting average in the AL and sixth lowest in
Oakland history...walked 50 times for a .305 on-base percentage...is the 18th player in Oakland history
to finish with a higher on-base percentage than slugging percentage, the first since Jason Kendall in 2006
(.367 on-base pct., .342 slugging pct.)...stole 16 bases after swiping 22 bags in 2011...is the fifth player
in Oakland history to steal at least 10 bases in each of his first two seasons, the first since Jason McDonald in 1997...hit .268 during the day compared to .199 at night...now has a .319 (92-for-288) career
batting average during the day compared to .230 (129-for-562) at night...the switch-hitter batted .232
(35-for-151) against left-handed pitching compared to .215 (63-for-293) against right-handers...had a
.188 batting average with runners in scoring position, including .149 with RISP and two outs...hit .395
with RISP as a rookie, including .391 with RISP and two outs...hit .209 with a .298 on-base percentage
in 67 starts in the leadoff spot...also made 31 starts hitting second and 14 batting ninth...made a team-leading 112 starts at second base...committed 11 errors for a .977 fielding percentage, which was third
lowest among AL qualifiers at second base...since 1986, the only Athletic second baseman with a lower
fielding percentage is Scott Spiezio (.975 in 1998)...the errors tied for fourth most among AL second
basemen...was one of just two players on the A's roster to start 100 or more games at one position (Reddick, 131 in right field)...also went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in four pinch hitting appearances.
Was one of the top rookies in the American League despite spending the first two months of the season
in the minors...was selected by Oakland June 7 when Mark Ellis went on the disabled list and would
go on to start 96 of the A's final 101 games at second base...batted .303 with 26 doubles, eight triples,
two home runs, 36 RBI and 22 stolen bases in 97 games...his batting average was the best among Major
League rookies with 350 or more plate appearances and his .340 on-base percentage was third best
among AL rookies...the batting average was also the best among A's regulars and it was second best in
Oakland history by a rookie to Mitchell Page, who hit .307 in 1977 (min. 350 plate appearances)...the
triples tied for second most in Oakland history by a rookie and were the most since Luis Polonia set the
record with 10 in 1987...the stolen bases were sixth best and the most since Polonia had 29...led ML
rookies in triples...tied for second among AL rookies in stolen bases, ranked third in hits (123), doubles
and multiple-hit games (35), fourth in total bases (171), fifth in runs (50) and extra base hits (36), and
eighth in RBI...tied for fourth among all AL batters with his eight triples and that matched the sixth best
single season total in Oakland history...they were the most by an Athletic with fewer than 100 games
played since Bob Dillinger had nine in 84 games with the 1950 Philadelphia A's...his 123 hits and 26
doubles were the most by an Athletic with fewer than 100 games since Doc Cramer had 129 hits and 27
doubles in 92 games for the 1932 Philadelphia A's...also tied for sixth in the AL in caught stealing (11)
and tied for the fourth lowest stolen base percentage (66.7%)...led the A's in triples, caught stealing and
multiple-hit games...also topped the club with 14 games of three or more hits...hit .395 with runners in
scoring position, which was the best among ML batters with at least 75 plate appearances with RISP...
using the same minimum, the only Athletic with a better average with RISP since 1974 is Rickey Henderson
(.419 in 1995)...batted .391 with RISP and two outs, which was fifth best in the AL...batted .370
during the day, which was the second highest day batting average in Oakland history among players with
150 or more day plate appearances (Danny Cater, .373 in 1968)...was 14-for-15 in stolen base attempts
in 36 day games and 8-for-18 in 61 games at night...the switch-hitter batted .310 against right-handed
pitching, .287 against left-handers...hit both of his home runs off righties...also hit .352 with runners
on base, .321 at home and .310 after the All-Star Break...tied for the AL lead in triples after the break
(5), tied for sixth in steals (15) and tied for eighth in hits (88)...started 84 of the A's final 91 games in
the leadoff spot and hit .299 in 85 starts overall batting first...ranked third among AL leadoff hitters in
batting average...had a team-leading .248 batting average with two strikes...hit .257 against a pitcher
the first time he saw him in a game, .348 after that...batted .337 in the eighth inning or later...led AL
second baseman with 13 errors in 96 games...had a .969 fielding percentage, which was the lowest by
an A's second baseman with at least 81 games since Mike Edwards had a .962 mark in 1979.
OAKLAND: Was selected from Triple-A Sacramento June 7 and made his Major League debut at
Baltimore that day...went 0-for-4 batting leadoff...hit ninth in each of his next nine starts, batting .406 (13 for 32) with three doubles, three triples and just one strikeout...recorded his first Major League hit
June 8 at Baltimore when he doubled off Zach Britton in the third inning...added his first career triple
in the eighth inning...stole his first base June 15 against Kansas City and had his first three RBI game
the next day against the Royals...returned to the leadoff spot June 18 and made 84 of his final 86 starts
batting first...stole two bases twice in the three-game series at New York (NL), June 21 and 23...was
batting .362 with four doubles, three triples, six RBI and four stolen bases in 13 games when Ellis was
reinstated from the DL June 22...continued to start at second base as Ellis was dealt to Colorado June
30...was named co-winner of the AL Rookie of the Month Award for June...shared the honor with Ben
Revere (MIN) after batting .309 with seven doubles, three triples and six stolen bases in 21 games...it
was the sixth time an Athletic won AL Rookie of the Month honors, but just the second time by a position
player (Bobby Crosby, June 2004)...was batting .287 at the All-Star Break but then went 14-for-31
(.452) with six multiple-hit games in his first seven games after the break to lift his average to .320...
matched his career high with three RBI July 27 against Tampa Bay...went hitless in back-to-back games
Aug. 2-3 at Seattle as part of a career-long 0-for-14 streak...it was one of five times he went hitless in
two straight games...never went three consecutive games without a hit...had a career-best 24-game errorless
streak from Aug. 14 to Sept. 7...had a career-high 11-game hitting streak from Aug. 24 to Sept.
3...went 17-for-46 (.370) with 11 runs, five doubles and seven stolen bases during the streak, which
tied for fourth longest by an AL rookie in 2011...had his only two-double games Aug. 26 at Boston
and Aug. 29 at Cleveland...stole three bases in the first game of the doubleheader Aug. 27 at Boston to
tie the Oakland single game record for stolen bases by a rookie...the last time was by Luis Polonia on
June 20, 1987 vs. Texas...also had three two-steal games...had four straight multiple hit games for the
second time, Sept. 6-10 (11-for-19, .579)...that included his first career four-hit game Sept. 7 against
Kansas City, which gave him 102 hits over the first 80 games of his career...no one in Oakland history
has reached 100 career hits in fewer games...the previous quickest was Ben Grieve who reached the
century mark in his 83rd game...since 1919, the only Athletics to reach 100 hits in 80 games or fewer
are Wally Moses (76th game, 1935) and Wid Matthews (80th game, 1923)...his average dropped to .295
Sept. 20 but he hit safely in each of his final eight games (13-for-33, .394) to finish the year at .303...
hit his first ML home run Sept. 22 against Texas, a solo shot off Colby Lewis in the sixth inning...it
snapped a career-opening 90-game homerless streak, which was second longest in Oakland history...
Mike Bordick went 132 games before hitting his first home run May 10, 1992....hit his second home
run the next day at Los Angeles...made his first career start in the three spot in the A's final game of the
season Sept. 28 at Seattle and went 1-for-4...finished September with a .323 batting average, his best
single-month mark of the season.
Spent most of the season at Double-A Midland where he batted .267 with 14 doubles, seven triples, three
home runs and 33 RBI in 67 games...missed two months of the season while on the disabled list and hit
.306 during a 10-game rehab assignment with the A's affiliate in the Arizona Rookie League...combined
with both teams for a .272 batting average in 77 games...had career highs in at bats (309), runs (52),
doubles (16), triples (8) and stolen bases (16)...tied for third in the A's farm system in triples...hit .330
(34 for 103) against left-handed pitching and .243 (50 for 206) against right-handers...batted .219 over
the first five innings of a game and .359 from the sixth inning on...hit .275 with a .349 on-base percentage
in 73 games batting leadoff...appeared exclusively at second base on defense where he made 10
errors in 72 games for a .971 fielding percentage...also went 7 for 25 (.280) in five games at designated
hitter...was named the A's fifth best prospect by Baseball America following the season.
Combined to hit .278 with nine home runs and 44 RBI in 80 games with Single-A Stockton and Double-
A Midland after spending the first two months of the season on the disabled list...was batting .299
with a .385 on-base percentage in 50 games with the Ports before he was promoted to Midland Aug.
3...finished the season by hitting .238 in 30 games with the RockHounds...was successful in 9 of 10
(90.0%) stolen base attempts...batted .203 against left-handed pitching and .348 against right-handers
at Stockton but then hit .333 against lefties and .182 against righties at Midland...overall, clubbed eight
of his nine home runs off righties...hit .233 with runners in scoring position...appeared exclusively at
second base on defense and committed six errors in 74 games for a .983 fielding percentage...also went
10 for 26 (.385) in six games at designated hitter...saw his most action with 41 games batting second,
but hit .328 with four home runs in 17 games in the three spot...named as the A's number seven prospect
by Baseball America following the season...played for Phoenix in the Arizona Fall League and hit .241
with six doubles, four triples, a home run and 11 RBI in 21 games...played in the AFL Rising Stars
Game and was named to the AFL Top Prospects Team as the second baseman...was also named AFL
Player of the Week, Nov. 1.
Was the A's first round selection and the 12th pick overall in the First-Year Player Draft and was
assigned to Single-A Kane County after signing July 8...batted .297 with a home run and eight RBI in
19 games with the Cougars...added 13 walks for a .422 on-base percentage and was successful in 6 of
8 (75.0%) stolen base attempts...hit .346 against left-handed pitching and .271 against right-handers...
batted .250 with runners in scoring position but was 4 for 11 (.364) with RISP and two outs...hit .353 in the seventh inning or later and had a .346 average when leading off an inning...committed eight errors
in 18 games at second base for a .911 fielding percentage (90 total chances)...hit .347 with six walks
(.448 on-base percentage) and 10 runs scored in 12 games batting leadoff...was named the A's ninth
best prospect by Baseball America following the season...went 1 for 17 (.059) over his first five games
but then compiled a season best 10-game hitting streak from July 14 to 25 (17 for 43, .395)...hit his first
professional home run July 24 at Fort Wayne...the 10-game hitting streak lifted his batting average to
an even .300 but he went 4 for 14 (.286) over his next four games before going on the disabled list Aug.
14 with a strained left hip...missed the remainder of the season.