Well, this shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone, but Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was named National League Player of the Week from June 3-9.
Puig was called up and immediately sparked the Dodgers offense as he hit .464 with four home runs and 10 RBIs. The Dodgers Twitter account announced the award this afternoon:
Yasiel Puig has been named the National League Player of the Week! twitter.com/Dodgers/status…
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) June 10, 2013
Not only did Puig spark the Dodgers offense, but in his first major league game he completed the game-winning catch and throw and has teams already afraid of running on him.
While it sounds like Puig will be up for the duration of the season, the Dodgers received bad news yesterday afternoon as it was revealed that both Matt Kemp and Hanley Ramirez suffered setbacks as they try to recover from injured hamstrings.
This definitely won’t be Puig’s last Player Of The Week award in his young career as he’s given the fan base much more optimism as the Dodgers try to fight out of their early season hole.
Starting tonight, the Dodgers face the first-place Arizona Diamondbacks as Puig and company hope to make-up ground with Clayton Kershaw on the mound.