May 15, 2019 10:18
Ryu Hyun-jin of the Los Angeles Dodgers has been named the Player of the Week for the first time in his Major League Baseball career.
MLB said on Monday that Ryu had won the honor in the National League for his performance from May 6 to 12, in which he threw 17 scoreless innings over two starts.
George Springer of the Houston Astros and Mike Fiers of the Oakland Athletics were named the American League Players of the Week.
Ryu is the fifth Korean player to win the distinction after Park Chan-ho in 2000, Kim Byung-hyun in 2002, Choo Shin-soo in 2010 and Kang Jung-ho in 2016.
On the same day, Ryu finished third in the National League in the first Cy Young Award poll of the season with 45.6 percent, following Luis Castillo of the Cincinnati Reds (57.3 percent) and Chris Paddack of the San Diego Padres (56.1 percent).
Each league's winner is voted on by members of the Baseball Writers Association of America, and MLB.com conducts several polls of BBWAA members each season to predict winners.
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