Cards C Audry Perez named Texas League Player of the Week


By Springfield Cardinals | July 8, 2013 1:03 PM ET

Springfield, MO - The Texas League announced on Monday that Springfield Cardinals C Audry Perez has been named the Texas Player of the Week for the week of July 1-7. It marks the fourth time that a Cardinal has won the award this season, with All-Star LF Mike O'Neill claiming it for April 22-28, 1B Xavier Scruggs for April 29-May 5, and All-Star 3B Ruben Gotay for June 17-23.  

Perez, 24, put together a .500 batting average (7-for-14) with two home runs, seven RBIs, a double, and three runs scored through his four games on the week. He started the homestand with a bang last Wednesday, belting a grand slam with five total RBIs in the Cardinals 11-3 win against Corpus Christi. 

The Sabana Grande, Dominican Republic native is currently on a six-game hitting streak that dates back to June 28 with nine hits during that stretch. In his last 10 games, he is batting .346 with two home runs and 10 RBIs, while registering a .209 average on the season with 12 doubles, six home runs, and 26 RBIs through 57 total games. Perez has also been one of the best behind the plate, throwing out 26 of 61 would-be base stealers for the 2nd-best caught-stealing percentage in the league (42.6%).

A member of the St. Louis Cardinals 40-Man Roster, Perez was a 2012 Texas League All-Star. Currently in his third season in Springfield, Perez was signed by the Cardinals as a non-drafted free agent in 2008.

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