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A’s Marcus Semien Named American League Player Of The Week

The shortstop hit .419 (13-for-31) with two doubles and two home runs last week
June 10, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. – Oakland A’s shortstop Marcus Semien has been named American League Player of the Week for the week ending on June 9. It is his first career Player of the Week award. Semien, 28, hit .419 (13-for-31) with seven runs, two doubles, two home runs, nine RBI, three

*OAKLAND, Calif. – *Oakland A’s shortstop Marcus Semien has been named American League Player of the Week for the week ending on June 9. It is his first career Player of the Week award.

Semien, 28, hit .419 (13-for-31) with seven runs, two doubles, two home runs, nine RBI, three walks, a .471 on-base percentage and a .677 slugging percentage in seven games during the award-winning week. He hit safely in all seven games, including a career-best-tying four hits on June 7 at Texas, along with the game-winning two-run home run. Among American Leaguers last week, he ranked tied for first in hits (13) and RBI (9), ranked fourth in on-base percentage (.471) and fifth in batting average (.419).

He has played in a Major League-leading 67 games this season and is hitting .272 (73-for-268) with 43 runs, 14 doubles, one triple, nine home runs, 34 RBI and a .359 on-base percentage. His batting average, on-base percentage and OPS (.792) are on pace to be career-bests.

This is the second American League Player of the Week award for the A's this season, as Semien joins right-handed pitcher Mike Fiers who shared the award for the week ending May 12 for his no-hitter against Cincinnati on May 7.

The last A's position player to win the award was Yonder Alonso on May 7, 2017.