Canadian Joey Votto named National League player of the week

Joey Votto. (John Minchillo/AP)

NEW YORK – Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto has been named the National League player of the week.

The Toronto native hit four home runs and had eight runs batted in with a .360 average in 99 at-bats last week as the Reds won four of seven games.

It’s the fifth time in his career that Votto has earned the honour.

New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius won the American League award.


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