Miggy, France & Bellinger earn Player of the Week honors

April 25th, 2022

Tigers legend Miguel Cabrera, Mariners first baseman Ty France and Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger all had weeks to remember. That’s why they were named Players of the Week presented by Chevrolet on Monday.

Cabrera and France shared the honor as co-Players of the Week in the American League, while Bellinger won outright in the National League.

Cabrera went 7-for-18 at the plate (.389), but no hit carried more impact than his single to right field in the bottom of the first inning Saturday versus the Rockies. That knock made Cabrera the 33rd member of baseball’s 3,000-hit club, and just the seventh with at least 3,000 hits and 500 home runs.

This marks the 16th time Cabrera has been named Player of the Week. Since the award's inauguration in the NL (1973) and AL (1974), no player has accrued more weekly honors.

France, who leads the Majors in hits (24) and total bases (42), went 13-for-26 (.500) with three home runs, 10 RBIs and a 1.436 OPS en route to being named AL Player of the Week. He helped the Mariners go 5-1 during the week and jump into first place in the AL West.

France had one of the best games of his career Saturday as he set career highs with five hits and five RBIs in a 13-7 victory over the Royals. His 19 RBIs trail only Cleveland’s José Ramirez (20) for the MLB lead.

Bellinger is looking more and more like the player who won the NL MVP in 2019. That was on full display Sunday when he bashed two homers as part of a 10-2 Dodgers triumph over the Padres. Bellinger hit .304 during the week (7-for-23) with three homers and a 1.174 OPS.

Bellinger was three times previously named NL Player of the Week, most recently in April 2019.