Turner named NL Rookie of Month for second time

Turner named NL Rookie of Month for second time

Nationals center fielder and infielder Trea Turner has repeated as National League Rookie of the Month for September/October after earning the same honor in August.

The 23-year-old Turner hit .339/.380/.612 with eight home runs, 18 RBIs and 15 stolen bases in 29 games in the season's final month-plus to help lead the Nationals to the NL East title.

Turner produced 13 multi-hit games, including one four-hit and three three-hit performances while in center for the Nationals, who open the NL Division Series on Friday at Nationals Park against the Dodgers (FS1, 5:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. PT).

Turner ended his rookie campaign hitting .342/.370/.567 with 13 homers, 40 RBIs and 33 stolen bases in 73 games.

Cash Kruth is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @cashkruth. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.