Originally posted on Fox Sports Wisconsin
By ANDREW GRUMAN  |  Last updated 8/9/13
Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks will miss the remainder of the season with a strained left hamstring, the club announced Friday. Weeks was injured while running to first base in the eighth inning of Wednesday night's game in San Francisco. After hitting a ground ball, Weeks dropped his bat and appeared to alter his stride to avoid the bat. The Brewers placed Weeks on the 15-day disabled list Thursday, as he left the team to be evaluated by team physician Dr. William Raasch in Milwaukee. It was a season to forget for the former All-Star, as Weeks finishes the year with a .209 batting average, 10 home runs and 24 RBI. After starting slow, Weeks hit .355 with five home runs and nine RBI in June, but hit just .170 in July. Weeks is set to make 11 million next season and has a vesting club option for 11.5 million for 2015. The option will automatically kick in if Weeks has over 600 plate appearances next season. He could have had the option kick in by having over 1,200 plate appearances over 2013 and 2014, but he ends this season with just 399. With Weeks done for the year, rookie Scooter Gennett will likely get the majority of the playing time at second base. Follow Andrew Gruman on Twitter
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