Monday, July 6, 2009 | 1:20 p.m.
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51s second baseman Joe Inglett, in his second Triple-A stint this season, was honored on Monday as the Pacific Coast League's Player of the Week.
Inglett, who was sent back down for Toronto in late June, went 16-of-25 (.640) in 7 games last week. He hit one home run, 5 doubles and drove in 7 runs in the process.
In 19 games this season with the 51s, Inglett, who hit .297 in 109 games with the Blue Jays last season, is carrying a .364 average.
Dellucci promoted, Adams optioned to Vegas
Outfielder David Dellucci, who the Blue Jays organization recently signed to a minor league contract following his release by Cleveland, was called up from Triple-A Las Vegas prior to a weekend series against the Yankees.
The 35-year-old Dellucci, who was 20-of-63 (.317) in 16 games for the 51s, went 0-for-11 with a walk in the four-game series.
To clear room for Dellucci, the Jays sent down infielder Russ Adams, who is hitting .319 this season with the 51s, with one home run and 9 RBI in 24 games. He went 4-for-20 (.200) in 8 games this season for Toronto.
Attendance strong over holiday weekend
Before heading off for a 9-game road trip on July 4, the 51s had a strong fan showing to kick off the holiday weekend.
Between July 2 and 3, 19,187 fans showed up to see Las Vegas split a pair of games with Reno. For Thursday's 2-0 51s victory, 9,214 fans arrived, while an announced sellout crowd of 9,973 saw the Aces prevail 3-1 on Friday.
For the season, the 51s are averaging 4,885 fans per home game through 43 contests.