CLINTON — For the second straight week, a LumberKing has been named Player of the Week by the Midwest League.
Third baseman D.J. Peterson received honors Monday on the same day his predecessor — Ketel Marte — got the call up to the High Desert Mavs. Peterson is the fourth Clinton player to receive the award this season following Marte, pitcher Victor Sanchez and outfielder Jabari Henry.
In all seven games this past week, Peterson went 12-for-28 (.429) with a double and three home runs. He smacked a grand slam against Quad Cities on Aug. 7 and racked up six runs and six RBIs.
In his brief time as pro, Peterson — a 2013 first round draft pick — has already amassed 12 home runs, including six with Clinton. His Midwest League average also climbed up to .290 after starting off his first week in the mid-to-low .100s.
As for Marte, the LumberKings announced Monday that he was promoted to the High-A Mavericks following an offensive break through, a 17-game hit streak. Through 10 games in August, Marte batted .522 with eight multi-hit game including six extra-base hits.
In response, the Mavs sent down Brock Hebert, a middle infielder who started the season in Clinton before being called up following the Midwest League All-Star Break. Hebert led Clinton with 13 stolen bases before receiving his call up.
The LumberKings also announced that the Seattle Mariners have designated three injured players for rehab assignments in the Peoria Arizona League. Right-handed pitcher and 2013 All-Star Dylan Unsworth, reliever Blake Hauser and outfielder Guillermo Pimentel have all been announced on rehab assignment.