CJ Retherford Wins Hitter of the Week

July 16, 2009 6:10 AM ET

With five extra-base hits and a league-best nine RBI, Birmingham's CJ Retherford became the first position player to win multiple hitter of the week awards in 2009.

Retherford, a unanimous selection to the South Division All-Star Team, was also hitter of the week from May 4-10. The Chandler, AZ native hit safely in five of six games last week, posting a .368 average (7-for-19). He also collected three multi-RBI games, including a 3-for-4 efford with two home runs and three RBI in a 4-3 win over Mississippi on May 11.

Retherford led the league with an .842 slugging percentage and is currently tied for third with 36 extra-base hits on the season. He is also tied for third with 24 doubles and ranks fourth with 53 RBI.

Retherford has four home runs and 20 RBI combined in his two award-winning weeks.

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