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Jemile Weeks hits RBI single in first Padres at-bat

Well, kinda.

Pittsburgh Pirates v San Diego Padres Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images

The Padres called up Spring Training sweetheart Jemile Weeks earlier today. The move came in the midst of some unfortunate circumstances, with yet another Padres infielder - this time Cory Spangenberg - heading to the disabled list following his exit from last night's game against the Pirates.

While Spangy and his strained quad make for some bad news with an already weakened Padres infield (Yangervis Solarte is already on the disabled list), it does open up a great opportunity for Weeks, who started the season in Triple-A El Paso despite many believing he deserved to make the big league club over Adam Rosales. And tonight, in his very first at-bat for the Padres (and first Major League at-bat since last July), Weeks took advantage of that opportunity.

With the bases loaded in the 2nd inning, facing Pirates starter Jeff Locke, Weeks hit an RBI single to extend the Padres' lead to two runs (spoiler: they would go on to extend this lead).

Okay, so MAYBE that play wasn't all Weeks. He got some help from the Bucs' third baseman David Freese who actually probably should have been charged with an error. But whatever.

Congrats, Weeksy, and welcome to San Diego!