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Yasiel Puig wins NL Player of the Week

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Puig, in his first week in the big leagues, had five multi-hit games in seven days.


Yasiel Puig had one of the great opening weeks in MLB history, and on Monday was rewarded with the National League Player of the Week Award. Puig is the first player to win the award in his first week in the big leagues since Manny Machado of the Orioles for Aug. 6-12, 2012.

The last Dodgers rookie to win NL Player of the Week honors was Andre Ethier, for July 3-9, 2006. Puig is the second Dodger to win the Player of the Week award this season, joining Clayton Kershaw, who won for the opening week of Apr. 1-7.

Puig hit a whopping .464/.483/.964 with four home runs, two doubles and 10 RBI in seven games. For the period of June 3-9, Puig...

Puig, understandably, was a popular topic on Monday: