MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Memphis Redbirds first baseman Brock Peterson has been named to the 2013 All-Pacific Coast League Team at designated hitter, which was announced by the league office this afternoon.
Peterson is batting .300 (127-for-424) with a league-leading 24 home runs, and 82 RBIs in 114 games for the Redbirds this season. The slugger leads the PCL in slugging percentage (.539) and OPS (.910), is third in total bases (229) and extra-base hits (53), and fifth in RBIs.
The 29-year-old was elected as a starter at first base for the PCL Mid-Season All-Star game and finished as runner-up in the Triple-A Home Run Derby two nights earlier.
Peterson had his contract purchased by St. Louis this season where he made his Major League debut, batting .154 (2-for-13) with two RBIs and a walk in 11 games over two stints.
The Centrailia, Washington native was signed by the Cardinals as a minor league free agent in August 2012 and is currently in his 11th professional season.
The All-PCL squad is selected annually through voting by the league's managers and media representatives.
Peterson is the 10th Redbird to be recognized to the All-PCL team and first since 2011, when pitcher Victor Marte was elected at relief pitcher.
About Memphis Redbirds Baseball Foundation: The Memphis Redbirds Baseball Foundation is the first and only not-for-profit charitable organization in the United States to own and operate a professional baseball franchise, the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds. AutoZone Park - the finest ballpark ever built in the United States below the Major League level - is the home of the Redbirds and has served as the cornerstone of development in downtown Memphis. Incorporating the Memphis Redbirds as not-for-profit entity allows the community to own the team and facility. For the first time in history, Mid-South residents, corporate leaders and baseball fans are able to give back to the community - and at the same time enjoy first class entertainment - by supporting Memphis Redbirds Baseball.
About Global Spectrum: Global Spectrum (global-spectrum.com) manages the Memphis Redbirds, as well as more than 100 other public assembly facilities around the world. Nearly 20-million people attended more than 11,000 events in Global Spectrum venues last year. Based in Philadelphia, PA, Global Spectrum is part of Comcast-Spectacor, one of the world's largest sports and entertainment companies. Comcast-Spectacor also owns the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, Ovations Food Services, a food and beverage services provider, New Era Tickets, a full-service ticketing and marketing product for public assembly facilities, Paciolan, the leading provider of venue establishment ticketing, fundraising and marketing technology solutions, Front Row Marketing Services, a commercial rights sales company, and Flyers Skate Zone, a series of community ice skating rinks.
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