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Report: Mariners Sign Rickie Weeks

Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(SEATTLE, Wa.) -- The Seattle Mariners are adding depth to their infield. The team will sign Rickie Weeks to a one-year, $2 million deal, according to Jim Bowden of ESPN. 

The 32-year-old Weeks spent his entire ten year career with the Milwaukee Brewers. He signed a four year extension with the team in 2011, but the team declined an $11.5 million option after his production at the plate slipped in the past few years.

Weeks will likely spell Robinson Cano on days of rest. Cano signed a 10-year, $240 million deal last season with the Mariners. In his first season with the Mariners, Cano batted .314, smacked 14 home runs and drove in 82 RBI.

In 2011, Weeks was named to his only All-Star game where he batted .269, hit 20 home runs and drove in 49 RBI.

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Options Declined on Butler, Markakis, Weeks

Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Three prominent names in baseball will be looking for work this offseason as Billy Butler, Nick Markakis and Rickie Weeks had contract options declined by their teams.

Coming off a heartbreaking game 7 World Series loss, the Kansas City Royals turned down a $12 million option on Butler, their designated hitter and a fan favorite. Butler was a 2012 All-Star when he hit .313 with 29 home runs and 107 RBI. Those numbers took a sharp dive this season as he hit .271 with nine home runs and 66 RBI. 

The Baltimore Orioles chose to buyout the remaining year on outfielder Nick Markakis's contract, choosing to pay him $2 million instead of the full $17.5 million he would have made this coming season. 

Markakis had stated that would like to stay in Baltimore and the Orioles would like him to return according to MASN's Roch Kubatko.

"Nick is a dependable player and the Orioles would like to continue a relationship with him," said executive vice president Dan Duquette in a text message.

The Milwaukee Brewers also chose to save some money by declining the option of second baseman Rickie Weeks that would have seen him earn $14.5 million.

Weeks has spent his entire 11-year career with the Brewers but was becoming a part-time player as he has missed at least 40 games in three of the last four seasons for the Brew Crew. 

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Brewers Place 2B Rickie Weeks on DL

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) -- In a tough season already for the Brewers, another one of their key players will be out of action.  The Brewers placed second baseman Rickie Weeks on the 15-day disabled list on Thursday.

Weeks injured his left hamstring on Wednesday when he tripped and fell while running out an infield grounder.

"It's too bad," Roenicke said. "Because when you have nice ballgames and you're playing OK, you want to enjoy them. But it seems like there's something that always comes up."

The Brewers lineup was slim already after outfielder Ryan Braun was handed his suspension for violating the MLB's drug policy program. Star pitcher Yovani Gallardo and slugger Aramis Ramirez are also on the DL with respective injuries.

The Brewers currently sit in last place in the NL Central.

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