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Red Sox add INF/OF Jemile Weeks to active major league roster


The Boston Red Sox today added infielder/outfielder Jemile Weeks to the active major league roster. He took the 25-man roster spot of infielder/outfielder Kelly Johnson, who went to the Baltimore Orioles as part of the trade to acquire Weeks. Weeks will wear No. 7 and will be available for today's game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field beginning at 1:40 p.m.

Executive Vice President/General Manager Ben Cherington made the announcement.

Weeks, 27, was acquired yesterday from the Baltimore Orioles along with minor league infielder Ivan De Jesus Jr. in exchange for Johnson and minor league third baseman Michael Almanzar. He appeared in only three games for the Orioles this season and was 3-for-11 (.273) with a triple and two runs scored. A switch-hitter, he has spent the majority of 2014 with Triple-A Norfolk in Baltimore's minor league system. In his 63 games there, Weeks hit .280 (58-for-207) with 12 doubles, four triples, one home run, 19 RBI, and 28 runs scored. With Norfolk, he totaled more walks (37) than strikeouts (30). 

For his major league career, Weeks has hit .259 (225-for-870) with 41 doubles, 17 triples, four home runs, and 56 RBI in 226 games between the Oakland Athletics (2011-13) and Orioles (2014). The younger brother of Milwaukee Brewers infielder Rickie Weeks, Jemile was a first-round selection of the Athletics (12th overall) in the 2008 June Draft. He was originally selected by Milwaukee in the eighth round of the 2005 June Draft, but elected to play baseball at the University of Miami.

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