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Weeks plays 1,000th MLB game for Brewers

Weeks plays 1,000th MLB game for Brewers

Weeks plays 1,000th MLB game for Brewers

PHOENIX -- In his 10th Major League season, all with Milwaukee, Rickie Weeks played in his 1,000th career game Friday for the Brewers, starting at second base and batting fifth.

The 30-year-old is just the 11th player in franchise history to accomplish the feat.

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"That's a lot of games, that's cool," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. "The guy plays every day, he gets banged up and never complains. He works as hard as anybody we have and he just goes about his job."

Former Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder is 12th on the list with 998 games played in a Milwaukee uniform, while Hall of Famer Robin Yount sits atop with 2,856.

Weeks is a career .250 hitter with a .349 on-base percentage, 139 homers and 398 RBIs.

"He's a guy that I don't really ask, I just put him in the lineup," Roenicke said. "You never have to ask, 'Do you need a day?'"

Tyler Emerick is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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