Hanley Ramirez Named AL Player Of The Week Amid Monster Homestand

by NESN Staff

July 25, 2016

Hanley Ramirez has been hitting the cover off the ball lately, and his efforts haven’t gone unnoticed.

The Boston Red Sox first baseman on Monday was named the American League’s Player of the Week for July 18 to July 24. Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story received NL Player of the Week honors.

Ramirez batted .333 (7-for-21) during that stretch and clubbed an incredible five home runs in six games. Three of those homers came Wednesday night against the San Francisco Giants, marking a career high and helping lift Boston to a dramatic 11-7 win.

The 32-year-old slugger also hit a three-run homer in each of the Red Sox’s games this weekend, tallying a total of six RBIs over that span. He finished the week with 12 RBIs, six runs scored, three walks and an incredible 1.488 OPS.

Ramirez now is fourth on the team in both homers (13) and RBIs (60) this season and has raised his batting average back up to .282 after scuffling out of the All-Star break.

Thumbnail photo via Bob DeChiara/USA TODAY Sports Images

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