Red Sox call up Weeks for infield depth


BOSTON - The Red Sox needed another infielder after placing Dustin Pedroia on the disabled list Saturday. They added depth on Sunday, calling up Jemile Weeks from the PawSox and optioning reliever Noe Ramirez back down.

Weeks was added to the team's 40-man roster, taking the spot of Sandy Leon who was designated for assignment last week.

Weeks may be used as a defensive replacement occasionally, but don't expect to see him often.

He batted just .207 with five RBI in 51 games for the PawSox this season.

Regardless, Farrell will be able to use him in multiple positions when need be.

Weeks has appeared at four different positions for the PawSox this season, second base (28 games), shortstop (16 games), third base (four games), and left field (one game).

"All over the infield as well as he's played a couple of games in the outfield," Farrell said. "So kind of a super-utility that gives us some flexibility all around the diamond."

In 14 games for Boston last season, he hit .306 (8-for-26) with three doubles and three RBI and appeared at second base and shortstop.

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