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On Wednesday, Brewers’ second baseman Rickie Weeks felt a pop in his left hamstring as he was rounding the bases during a game against the Los Angeles Angels.
According to Weeks, who tore the same hamstring in 2013, the pop needed to happen.
“I’ve been waiting for that,” Weeks said via Adam McCalvy of MLB.com. “It’s just free now, basically.”
At first, Weeks feared that he had torn it again, but after a couple of more steps, he realized this was a good thing. Apparently, his scar tissue needed to break free.
“It was a little knot back there, basically,” Weeks said. “On that one, I knew I had to ‘bust it,’ and I stretched out and it just released. It kind of scared me a little bit, and then the last three steps I was like, ‘Oh, I feel good.’
Weeks, who is battling for the second base job with Scooter Gennett, is hitting .368 this spring. He’s in his last guaranteed season of his contract, and after hitting .209 in 2013, a serious injury would be devastating to the 31-year-old.
“It’s a great thing, for sure,” Weeks said. “Now I’m good. … Now that I’ve had that release, I can keep strengthening it more and more, and just keep working through it.”