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Rickie Weeks sidelined 4-6 months after hamstring surgery

Rickie Weeks, Ron Roenicke, David Yeager

Milwaukee Brewers’ Rickie Weeks, center, is assisted off the field by manager Ron Roenicke, left, and assistant athletic trainer David Yeager, after Weeks fell to the ground with a leg injury in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)


Rickie Weeks was debating whether to try the rest-and-rehab route for his torn hamstring or go under the knife, and today he opted for surgery.

Adam McCalvy of reports that Dr. James Andrews did the honors--he works on things other than elbows and shoulders--and Weeks is expected to be sidelined for 4-6 months. Six months would put him deep into February, so he’s no sure thing to be ready for spring training.

And next year will be huge for Weeks because he’s entering the final season of a four-year, $38.5 million deal that pays him $11 million in 2014. There’s also a vesting option for 2015 at $11.5 million that would require him to avoid the disabled list and log 600 plate appearances.

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