The Phils acquired Bruce from the Mariners on June 2, and the veteran proceeded to hit .381 with four homers, two doubles, 11 RBIs and a 1.429 OPS over his first six games with the club.
Bruce’s presence in the Phillies’ lineup became all the more important when outfielder Andrew McCutchen suffered a season-ending ACL tear in his left knee the day after the Bruce deal, and McCutchen’s replacement -- Adam Haseley, the team’s No. 3 prospect, per MLB Pipeline -- went on the injured list days later with a groin strain.
This is the sixth time Bruce has been named the Player of the Week, though his last nod came nearly seven years ago, in September 2012, as a member of the Reds. He’s the first Phillie to win one since Cole Hamels in '15.
Semien, meanwhile, is a first-time winner after hitting safely in all seven games for Oakland over the past week. Overall, he posted a .419 average with two homers, two doubles, nine RBIs and a 1.148 OPS.
Semien is the second A’s player to earn the AL Player of the Week Award this season, as Mike Fiers got the nod after throwing a no-hitter on May 7.