May 26, 2009

Tejada picked as NL player of the week

Houston shortstop Miguel Tejada was named the National League player of the week after a series of games in which he hit .522.

Tejada had four multi-hit games in the Astros' games from May 18-24, including a four-hit effort Sunday against the Texas Rangers. His .522 average was the best in the National League last week, as were his 12 hits, 24 total bases and 1.043 slugging percentage.

It is the sixth time in his 13-year career that Tejada won the player of the week award but the first as a National League player. He won twice while with Oakland and three times with Baltimore in the American League.

Also nominated for NL player of the week were Arizona's Mark Reynolds and Justin Upton, Cincinnati's Alex Gonzalez, Colorado's Jason Marquis, Philadelphia's Raul Ibanez, San Diego's Chris Young and Washington's Adam Dunn.