Second baseman Rickie Weeks took another step Wednesday toward returning from the disabled list when he ran the bases for the first time during batting practice.
"I'm not going to be going crazy or anything," said Weeks, who has been sidelined since severely spraining his left ankle July 27.
Weeks has been doing everything else during workouts, including batting practice and fielding drills. Being able to run the bases is the last hurdle, but Weeks made it clear he won't be back in all-star form when he returns.
"I'm not going to be 100% coming back," he said. "I just don't want to be 60%, either. I want to come back as close to ready as possible. I still have to put everything together."
Weeks probably will have two weeks at the most of regular play to get ready for the postseason. Will that be enough?
"I think so," he said. "The biggest thing is getting at-bats, really. I think a week is good to see pitches and get your swing back."
Rickie Weeks hits the base paths
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Sep 8