Aaron Judge named American League Player of the Week

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Aaron Judge has earned American League Player of the Week honors for May 15 to May 21.

The Yankees captain slashed .500/.621/1.273 with seven walks, seven runs, five home runs, 11 RBI and a stolen base. Five of his 11 RBI last week were game-winners.

Judge has now earned eight Player of the Week Awards for his career, along with five additional Player of the Months Awards he collected between 2017 and 2022.

The 31-year-old slugger has been back to his MVP form after returning from the injured list back on May 9, helping to lead the Yankees to a 12-3 record over that span. The Bombers entered the month 8.5 games out of first place and have since climbed to 5.5 games back following this weekend's sweep over the Reds.

At the time of publication, Judge leads all Major League hitters in slugging (.642) and OPS (1.042), and ranks tied for fourth in home runs (13).

After a 6-1 road trip in Toronto and Cincinnati, the Bombers are set to return home for a six-game homestand hosting the Orioles and Padres kicking off Tuesday night in the Bronx.

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