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Jose Abreu, Kyle Seager and Carlos Ruiz are baseball’s Players of the Week

Apr 28, 2014, 4:26 PM EDT

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Chicago White Sox rookie first baseman Jose Abreu and Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager have been named the American League Co-Players of the Week. Philadelphia Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz has been named National League Player of the Week.

Abreu batted .310 (9-for-29) with one double, five homers, 14 RBI and eight runs scored in seven games. first in RBI and total bases (25) and tied Seager for tops overall in home runs. Seager batted .409 (9-for-22) with five homers with 11 RBI over six games. Among Major League hitters, Kyle was first in slugging percentage (1.091), second in total bases (24) and third overall in RBI.

Ruiz went 11-for-22 and had a .593 on-base percentage for the week with seven RBI while collecting 20 total bases.

We don’t always keep track of Player of the Week stuff around here, but given that half of the baseball Internet has spent today talking up April results as if they mean something, we have no problem talking up a week’s worth of results here.

  1. Detroit Michael - Apr 28, 2014 at 4:53 PM

    A tie for Player of the Week — that’s an opportunity for a new marketing campaign … “Next time it counts!”

  2. chaseutley - Apr 29, 2014 at 12:19 AM

    Chooch is kind of a big deal. Good to see him getting a little recognition. Well deserved.

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