(1090 The Fan) — For the second time this season, Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager has been named the American League Player of the Week.
For the week of June 23-29, facing the Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians, Seager batted .583 (14-for-24) with five runs, three doubles, two home runs, eight RBI and a 1.542 OPS. Seager paced Major League Baseball with 14 hits and a .958 slugging percentage while leading the A.L. with eight RBI during the six-game span.
The 26-year-old, left-handed-hitting slugger had the second-highest batting average among qualifying A.L. hitters. He also ranked second in on-base percentage (.583) and total bases (23) and collected hits in every game last week including five multi-hit games during the week.
Seager shared the same honor with Jose Abreu of the Chicgao White Sox for the week of April 21-27.
This is the third weekly honor for the Mariners this season (Seager and Felix Hernandez, June 2-8). It is the first time since 2006 (Ibañez, Ichiro, Pineiro) the Mariners have had three Player of the Week awards in a season.
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