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Wheeler named Red Wings Player of the Week

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ROCHESTER -- Rochester Red Wings pitcher Jason Wheeler has been named the Batavia Downs Gaming and Hotel Player of the Week for April 18-23.

Wheeler struck out a career-high 11 batters on April 21, picking up the win as the Wings beat Charlotte 3-2. Wheeler allowed five hits and two runs in 7.0 innings pitched.

Selected by the Minnesota Twins in the eighth round of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft out of Loyola Marymount, Wheeler went unbeaten in 11 starts from May 7-July 1, 2016 for the Wings and named the IL's starting pitcher in the Triple-A All-Star Game, July 13 in Charlotte.

Batavia Downs Racetrack and Batavia Downs Gaming recognize the Red Wings Player of the Week each week during the regular season. Batavia Downs Gaming is a Video Gaming Center owned and operated by Western Regional Off-Track Betting Corporation in association with the New York Lottery. Western OTB is a public benefit corporation in the State of New York.