Red Sox’ Kiké Hernandez named American League Player of the Week

Kiké Hernandez has been on a tear lately at the plate, and the Boston Red Sox utility man was rewarded for his efforts on Monday.

Major League Baseball announced Hernandez as the American League Player of the Week. Since last Monday, he has hit .400/.448/.1000 with three home runs. All three of those homers came during Boston’s two-game set against the Toronto Blue Jays.

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Los Angeles Dodgers utility man Chris Taylor — Hernandez’s former teammate — was named Player of the Week in the National League.

Hernandez has been on fire for the entire month of July. In 19 games, the 29-year-old is hitting .274/.386/.644 with six homers and 15 RBI. He also has provided stellar defense all season as the Red Sox’ primary center fielder.

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