Puig named player of the week

June, 10, 2013
6/10/13
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LOS ANGELES – Considering Yasiel Puig did something no Los Angeles Dodgers rookie had done in more than 100 years, it’s not surprising that he was named the National League’s player of the week Monday.

Puig became the first Dodger since 1900 to have 13 hits in his first seven games. Puig, 22, batted .464 with four home runs and 10 RBIs after being recalled from Double-A Chattanooga last Monday. He had multi-hit games in five of the seven games.

Puig also made two spectacular throws from right field to throw out base runners, one of them ending a game.

Puig is the first rookie to win for his debut week since Baltimore’s Manny Machado last August. He’s the first Dodgers rookie to win one since Andre Ethier in July 2006.
Puig batted .516 in spring training.

Mark Saxon

ESPNLosAngeles.com
Mark Saxon is a staff writer for ESPNLosAngeles.com. He spent six years at the Orange County Register, and began his career at the Oakland Tribune, where he started an 11-year journey covering Major League Baseball. He has also covered colleges, including USC football and UCLA basketball.

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Yasiel Puig
BA HR RBI R
.319 13 55 61
OTHER LEADERS
HRA. Gonzalez 15
RBIA. Gonzalez 71
RY. Puig 61
OPSY. Puig .958
WC. Kershaw 13
ERAC. Kershaw 1.71
SOZ. Greinke 153