Brewers send Weeks to minors; Linebrink on leave

MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Brewers sent slumping second
baseman Rickie Weeks to the team's Triple-A farm club in Nashville.

Right-handed pitcher Scott Linebrink was placed on leave after
the birth of his first child, the team said Wednesday.

Pitcher Elmer Dessens was recalled from his rehabilitation
assignment at Nashville and infielder/outfielder Joe Dillon was
brought up from Nashville after Tuesday night's game with the
New York Mets.

Weeks was hitting .212 with five homers and 19 runs batted in 75
games. Dillon was batting .317 at Nashville with team highs of 20
home runs and 73 RBI.

Linebrink was acquired from San Diego in a trade last week.
Dessens, who spent much of the season on the Brewers' disabled list
with a shoulder strain, made three appearances for Nashville, going
1-0 with a 1.54 ERA.