Toronto Blue Jays slugger Teoscar Hernandez has been named the American League player of the week, marking the third consecutive time a Blue Jay received the honour after George Springer earned the previous two.
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) August 16, 2021
Hernandez hit three home runs, including his first career grand slam Aug. 11 vs. the Angels, and 10 RBIs batting .500/.893/1.393 over seven games. The Blue Jays went 3-4 in that stretch.
The 28-year-old outfielder has 20 home runs, 81 RBIs and a .313 batting average in 98 games this season.
Arizona Diamondbacks rookie pitcher Tyler Gilbert, who became the first pitcher in 68 years to throw a no-hitter in his first big league start, earned the National League honour.