Melvin opts to keep Weeks out of lineup

Melvin opts to keep Weeks out of lineup

Melvin opts to keep Weeks out of lineup
KANSAS CITY -- A's second baseman Jemile Weeks wasn't in the starting lineup for Sunday's game with the Royals after sustaining a strained left hip in the previous game.

Weeks left in the top of the seventh inning of Saturday's 9-3 win, aggravating his hip trying to steal second base. He was replaced by Adam Rosales, who started at second and batted ninth on Sunday.

After Saturday's game, Weeks said he wasn't worried about the injury, but manager Bob Melvin decided to give Weeks a day off. Weeks did pinch-hit in the ninth inning of Sunday's 2-0 loss, grounding out to Royals closer Jonathan Broxton to end the game.

Weeks has had trouble with his left hip in the past, injuring it multiple times throughout his tenure in the Minor Leagues. Melvin said that was a factor in letting his second baseman rest.