Originally written on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 3/2/12
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By JOHN PESETSKI Special to FOXSportsWisconsin.com PHOENIX Tough. It doesn't take long for a member of the Milwaukee Brewers organization to say that word when describing second baseman Rickie Weeks. Whether its players, coaches, manager Ron Roenicke or front office personnel, tough is almost always the way Weeks is first described. Weeks' toughness and the impact his approach has on his teammates was on display last season. From the first at-bat of 2011, when he led off the season with a home run, through late July, Weeks, a 2011 NL All-Star starter, was having the best year of his career. The second overall pick in the 2003 draft was hitting nearly twenty points over his career average and was on pace for career bests in several categories including home runs and OPS. But all that came to a halt during a July 27 game against the Cubs, when Weeks landed awkwardly on first base and suffered a severe ankle sprain. Placed on the disabled list the next day, Weeks fought his way b...
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