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Norel González Named Double-A Central Player of the Month

Hooks slugger led league in many offensive categories
(Credit: Charlie Blalock/Corpus Christi Hooks)
July 2, 2021

CORPUS CHRISTI – Hooks first baseman/outfielder Norel González was named Double-A Central Player of the Month, Minor League Baseball announced today. González led the league in RBIs with 22, an on-base percentage of .457 and an OPS of 1.072. His eight doubles ranked second in the circuit while his .359

CORPUS CHRISTI – Hooks first baseman/outfielder Norel González was named Double-A Central Player of the Month, Minor League Baseball announced today.

González led the league in RBIs with 22, an on-base percentage of .457 and an OPS of 1.072. His eight doubles ranked second in the circuit while his .359 batting average was third. He also clobbered four home runs.

González’s month was highlighted by a 5-for-5 performance on June 25 against Amarillo in which he had a home run and seven RBIs, leading to an 8-6 Hooks win. In total, he recorded eight multi-hit efforts in the month.

The 27-year-old from Santa Clara, Cuba is making his stateside debut in 2021 after he signed with the Houston Astros as a free agent on January 25.

González joins catcher **Korey Lee **with league accolades this month; Lee earned Double-A Central Player of the Week honors on June 27.

The Hooks return to Whataburger Field for two-week homestand beginning Tuesday, July 6 against the Midland RockHounds and concluding Sunday, July 18 versus the San Antonio Missions. Tickets are on sale at cchooks.com/tickets, at the Whataburger Field Box Office or by phone at 361-561-HOOK (4665).