Showalter: 'This is about being the last team standing'
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. – Jemile Weeks started off Friday’s game the same way he played in the intrasquad games. He doubled off Erik Bedard and scored the first run.
“It is a confidence builder,” Weeks said on Friday morning. “It’s good to get out there and let them see some of your capabilities and what you can do there out on the field.”
Weeks was leading off. The Orioles are looking for someone to do that.
“Hopefully, it’s an idea of where they think I may be able to fit in. It also gives them a look of how I handle that position. I’m excited about it, and hopefully, I can do that more often than not,” Weeks said.
In Thursday’s intrasquad, Weeks tagged up from first on a fly ball.
“Not only just the speed, but being smart with the speed is something I pride myself in, that I’ve been learning over the years, how to be smarter and be the speed guy I’m supposed to be,” Weeks said.
“I feel like I’m getting adjusted. It really wasn’t hard. You kind of blend in with this team.”
Weeks walked in his second at-bat in the second inning, stole second and moved to third on an infield hit and scored on a wild pitch.