MEMPHIS, Tennessee – Memphis Redbirds outfielder Adolis Garcia has been named the Pacific Coast League Player of the Week for the period of July 23-29, the league office announced Monday.
Garcia is the first Redbird batter to win PCL Player of the Week this season, but his honor marks the fourth time a Memphis player has won a weekly league award this year (Austin Gomber, April 23-29 and May 21-27; Daniel Poncedeleon, July 9-15).
For the week, Garcia hit .414 (12-29) in six games, and he bombed six home runs and drove in 14 runs. He also added four doubles and a triple, and he scored nine runs. He slugged a whopping 1.241 for the week.
On Thursday at Salt Lake, Garcia turned in one of the finest individual games in Redbirds history. He tied franchise records with three home runs and eight RBI, helping the club to a 12-3 win over the Bees. It was the seventh three-homer game in Redbirds history and second of the week, after Tyler O’Neill launched three long balls last Sunday.
He is just the second Redbird to drive in eight runs in a game, after Tagg Bozied did so on Aug. 1, 2007.
On the season, Garcia is hitting .267 in 92 games with Memphis and has hit 19 home runs and driven in 60 runs. Both totals are second on the team. In 24 games in July, Garcia is hitting .363 with 10 homers and 24 RBI, and he has a 1.174 OPS in the month.
The Redbirds play one final game in Las Vegas tonight at 9:05 (CT) before returning to AutoZone Park for seven games starting on Wednesday. For more information on single-game tickets, visitwww.memphisredbirds.com.