Cleveland Indians infielder and designated hitter Carlos Santana has been named the American League Player of the Week for the period ending July 27th.
Santana batted .556 (15-for-27) with three doubles, six home runs, 10 RBI, five walks and eight runs scored in seven games to capture his first career weekly honor. It is the second straight Player of the Week Award for the Indians (also Jason Kipnis), marking the first back-to-back wins for the Tribe since Manny Ramirez (September 17, 2000) and Bartolo Colon (September 24, 2000). In addition to Kipnis and Santana, 2014 All-Star Michael Brantley won for the week ending June 15th.
Among Major League leaders, Santana led all hitters in batting average, homers, hits, runs scored, total bases (36) and slugging percentage (1.333), and was second overall in RBI and on-base percentage (.636). Among his league counterparts, he was tied for second in walks. His five free passes during the week give him 72 on the season, leading all Major Leaguers.