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Yankees’ DJ LeMahieu named American League Player of the Week

New York Yankees second baseman DJ LeMahieu is the American League Player of the Week. It’s his second career weekly award, and first this season.

LeMahieu joins Aaron Judge as the only Yankees to earn Player of the Week honors this year. Judge won for the week of August 3rd.

LeMahieu hit .423 in six games over the course of the week with a 1.038 slugging percentage, knocking four home runs. He enters the final week with a Major League-leading .361 batting average, just above Tim Anderson’s .360. If he wins the batting title, LeMahieu would be the first player to win a batting title in both leagues since the AL was established in 1901, after he won in 2016 with the Rockies, when he also led the Majors, too.

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