Chris Richard was named the International League's Player of the Week for the week ending September 6. Richard was 9 for 26 on the week with a double, triple, 3 home runs and 11 RBI's. He is hitting .300/.535/.390 with 39 doubles, a triple, 20 home runs and 79 RBI's in 117 games this season.
Richard was signed by the Rays organization in November of 2007 as a free agent. He was originally drafted by the Cardinals in the 19th round of the 1995 Draft. This is his third career player of the week honor in the International League, winning the award in 2008 and 2009.