LOS ANGELES — Dodgers minor league corner man Edwin Rios on Tuesday was named Texas League Player of the Week after piling up the hits for Double-A Tulsa.
Rios, the Dodgers’ sixth-round pick in 2015 out of Florida International, was 13-for-24 (.542) with four doubles and six RBI in six games for the week ending Sunday. The highlight came Monday, when he was 5-for-5 with two doubles and four RBI in a win over Arkansas.
The 23-year-old ended last season with Tulsa, spending the last 33 games of the season in Double-A, hitting .254/.304/.434 down the stretch. This season, Rios is off to a hot start, hitting .376/.393/.576 with three home runs in 21 games. He’s second in the Texas League in batting average, fourth in OPS, tied for third in doubles (eight), and tied for fifth in RBI (17).
He has eight multi-hit games on the season, including five games with three or more hits.
Rios has started 11 games at third base, seven at first base, and three more at designated hitter.