New Britain (AA-Eastern League) first baseman Kennys Vargas is the Twins Minor
League Player of the Week. Vargas played in seven games for the Rock Cats, hitting .476 (10-for-21) with two doubles, three home runs, seven RBI and five walks. The 6′ 5″ 275-pounder is hitting .289 (26-for-90) with four doubles, six home runs, 17 RBI, 14 walks
and 11 runs scored in 26 games this season.
The 23-year-old Vargas who is from Canovanas, Puerto Rico drove in 93 RBI for Single-A Ft. Myers last season, the most in the Florida State League. Vargas was undrafted and signed by the Twins (scout Hector Otero) in February 2009 for a $125,000 signing bonus and was added to the Twins 40 man roster this past November. Vargas was suspended for 50 games by MLB for a drug policy violation in August 2011.