Red Wings’ Luis Garcia named International League Player of Week

[anvplayer video=”5103591″ station=”998131″]

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Red Wings shortstop Luis Garcia isn’t waiting for the season to develop before making noise at the plate.

Just two weeks into the season, Rochester’s infielder took home the International League Player of the Week. Garcia won a similar award last summer when he was named the AAA East Offensive Player of the Week.

In the past six games, the 21-year-old went 14 for 27 with a home run and five RBI, extending his hitting streak to nine games. Garcia has now reached base in every game this season. A former number-2 prospect, he’s hitting .377 with 7 RBI on the year.

Garcia and the Wings open up a six-game set on the road tonight against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs.