HOUSTON, TX - Major League Baseball announced this afternoon that Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve has been named the American League Co-Player of the Week for the week of April 11-17. He will share the award with Baltimore Orioles right fielder Mark Trumbo. This marks Altuve's second career Player of the Week award.
During the week, Altuve hit .407 (11x27) with eight runs scored, three doubles, three home runs, seven RBI, two stolen bases and a 1.336 OPS (.484 OBP/.852 SLG) in seven games. Over that time frame, he led the American League in OPS, while ranking tied for first in hits and runs scored, second in slugging, tied for second in home runs and third in OBP.
Altuve has now won the AL Co-Player of the Week award twice, also earning the honor from April 27-May 3, 2015, sharing that award with Oakland A's outfielder Josh Reddick.
With today's announcement, an Astros player has now won the Player of the Week award twice in 2016 as first baseman Tyler White took home the honors for the first week of the season. The last time the Astros won Player of the Week Awards in consecutive weeks was back in 2008, done so by Carlos Lee (Aug. 4-10) and Ty Wigginton (Aug. 11-17).
This marks the first time in franchise history that the Astros have had a pair of teammates win consecutive Player of the Week Awards to open up a season. The last pair of American League teammates to do so were Carlos Quinton (March 31-April 3) and Paul Konerko (April 4-10) in 2011.
In recognition of his American League Player of the Week award, Altuve will be awarded a watch courtesy of Game Time, the leader in licensed sports watches, available at MLB.com.