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Feb 26, 2015; Peoria, AZ, USA; Seattle Mariners infielder Rickie Weeks poses for a portrait during photo day at Peoria Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

There is Nothing Weak about Rickie Weeks

Rickie Weeks is a strong man. He confirmed this statement by hitting a towering homerun to center field in the 5th inning of today’s tilt with the Diamondbacks. The center field fence at the Peoria Sports Complex is 410 ft. away from home plate, and the batters eye attached to the fence is 40 ft. tall. Weeks’ homerun was the definition of a no doubter, as the ball remarkably sailed over the batters eye with ease.

Weeks was signed this offseason by the Mariners as a free agent to a one-year $2 million dollar deal. The 32-year-old has spent the first 11 years of his career playing second base with the Milwaukee Brewers. The M’s are moving Weeks to left field and plan to use him as part of platoon with Dustin Ackley in 2015. The right-handed hitting Weeks has had plenty of success against left-handed pitching during his career, and he is expected to see consistent at bats against southpaws this season.

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