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Brewers' Weeks is out for the season

Milwaukee Brewers baserunner Rickie Weeks hits an RBI double to score teammate Chris Duffy from first base and tie in the ninth inning on the way to defeating the Chicago Cubs in their MLB National League game in Milwaukee, Wisconsin April 10, 2009. REUTERS/Allen Fredrickson

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks is to undergo surgery on a wrist injury and will not play again this season, the team said on Monday.

Weeks sustained the injury during a first-inning strikeout on Sunday in St. Louis and will have surgery this week to repair a torn sheath that surrounds a tendon in his left wrist, the Brewers said on their website (

The surgery will sideline Weeks for at least four to six months, said general manager Doug Melvin. He was batting .272 with nine homers and 24 RBIs.

Writing by Steve Ginsburg in Washington