June 6, 2011 – Rochester first baseman Aaron Bates is the Twins Minor League Player of the Week for May 28-June 3. Bates hit .545 (12-for-22) with four runs scored in six games for the Red Wings. Bates, 27, was selected by the Red Sox in the 3rd round of the 2006 First-Year Player Draft out of North Carolina State and signed with the Twins as Minor League free agent on May 8. Bates has appeared in 23 games with the Red Wings this season and in 98 at bats Bates is hitting .349 with three home runs and nine RBI’s. Aaron had a cup of coffee with the Red Sox in 2009 getting four hits in 11 at bats.