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Weeks Has Whole New Outlook For 2012

Weeks' time in Sac. catapulted him to the majors.

What a difference a year makes. Last season, Jemile Weeks entered spring training on a mission to prove that his two-plus, injury-plagued minor league seasons were not a true indication of his talent. Having accomplished that goal in 2011, Weeks now has only to worry about getting ready to be the Oakland A's everyday second baseman and leadoff hitter for 2012.

A lot has changed for Jemile Weeks in 365 days. This time last year, Weeks was coming off a season at Double-A Midland during which he hit .267 and missed two months with a hip injury. Making the big league club was a long shot at best with the veteran Mark Ellis blocking his path at the same position. And this time last year, Weeks was ranked by OaklandClubhouse as the organization's ninth-best...

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