MCBRIDE NAMED CLEVELAND INDIANS MINOR LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE W

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    AEROS 1B MATT MCBRIDE NAMED CLEVELAND INDIANS MINOR LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

    The Cleveland Indians today announced Aeros 1B MATT McBRIDE has been named the Indians Minor League Player of the Week for the week of May 22-28.

    This past week, McBride, 26, hit .370 (10-27) with 4 runs scored, 2 doubles, 2HR and 7RBI in 7 games for the Akron Aeros as he collected four (4) multi-hit games and had an OPS of 1.100 (.433 OBP, .667 SLG). On the year he is batting .269 (50-186) with 28 runs scored, 11 doubles, a triple, 8HR and 26RBI in 52 games. He currently ranks T7th in the Eastern League in home runs (8), 14th in slugging percentage (.468), T14th in RBI (26) and 20th in OPS (.803).

    A native of Bethlehem, PA, McBride was the Indians sandwich selection (75th overall) between the 2nd and 3rd rounds of the 2006 June draft out of Lehigh University where he earned a degree in political science. Originally drafted as a catcher, McBride was converted to an outfielder/first baseman prior to the 2009 season. Last year, he finished 2nd among all Indians farmhands in HR (21) and was 4th in RBI (75).

    The Cleveland Indians Player of the Week award recognizes an individual performance from within the Indians Player Development System and will be announced each Tuesday thru the end of the minor league baseball season. All players from the Tribe’s minor league affiliates are eligible for the weekly award

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