J.D. Martinez earns 2nd AL Player of the Week honor this year

Posted at 3:36 PM, Jul 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-17 15:36:25-04

Detroit Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez has been named the American League Player of the Week for the second time this season. It is his fourth career player of the week award.

Martinez batted .455 with two home runs, seven RBIs, a double, two runs score, two walks and a stolen base.

During the weekly period, he finished first in RBIs, tied for first in home runs, second in slugging percentage, second in extra base hits and total bases, third in batting average and tied for third in OBP.

His best game came Saturday against the Toronto Blue Jays when he went 3-for-5 with a home run, double and five RBIs.

The award comes on the heels of a report that the Colorado Rockies are interested in trading for Martinez. We are two weeks away from the MLB trade deadline.

Martinez was last named player of the week on May 22. He is only the second person this year to earn two player of the week honors.