Here we go again: Jose Abreu is Player, Rookie of the Month

Here we go again: Jose Abreu is Player, Rookie of the Month
August 4, 2014, 4:00 pm
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Another month, another monthly award for Jose Abreu.

Abreu was again named American League Player of the Month and Rookie of the Month, this time for the month of July, the second time this year he's won both awards in the same month.

While the announcement that Abreu is a monthly award winner is getting to be a fairly routine procedure, there's been nothing boring about his recent performance. Abreu hit .374 in the month of July with a .432 on-base percentage, a .667 slugging percentage, 11 doubles, six homers, 19 RBIs. He picked up at least one hit in 24 of 25 July games, leading the AL in average, doubles, slugging percentage, OPS, extra-base hits and total bases.

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Abreu is the first rookie ever to win two Player of the Month awards in the same season and just the fourth player ever to win three Rookie of the Month awards in the same season.

On the season, Abreu has a .304/.361/.627 slash line with a major league-leading 31 homers and 84 RBIs.