Major League Baseball announced today that the Rangers' Adrian Beltre has been named the American League Player of the Week for July 1-7. It is the fourth career weekly award for Beltre, his second in the American League and as a Ranger.
Beltre batted .478 (11-23) with 4 homers, 2 doubles and 5 RBI in 6 games last week. He led the American League in home runs, slugging (1.087), OPS (1.607), total bases (25), and extra-base hits (6) while producing the fourth highest batting average. Beltre hit safely in all six games with two or more hits four times. He had the 24th multi-homer game of his career with a pair of long balls on July 4 against Seattle.
Beltre was previously selected as American League Player of the Week for August 20-26, 2012, the last Ranger to be so honored. His Player of the Week Awards in the National League were August 21-27, 2000, and June 21-27, 2004 (shared with Houston's Roy Oswalt).