Pedro Alvarez has been named the National League Player of the Week after hitting for a .417/.400/.833 line and two homers in 24 at-bats. Alvarez led the National League with 13 RBIs in the last week, four more than Albert Pujols and Ryan Braun, who tied for second with nine each.
Alvarez is the first Pittsburgh Pirates player to be named the National League player of the week since Ryan Doumit split the award with Ricky Nolasco during the week of June 9th-15th in 2008. Xavier Nady also won the award in 2008, being named the player of the week for the opening week of the season, March 31st through April 6th.+ posts
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