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Justin Morneau named NL Player of the Week

One current and one former Rockie earned POW honors for the third week of April.

Doug Pensinger

Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau has earned National League Player of the Week honors for the week of April 14 through April 20, Major League Baseball announced on Monday.

Morneau hit .400/.364/1.000 with three homers and 12 runs batted in in 22 plate appearances spanning six games against the Padres and Phillies. The 32-year-old Canadian owns a .344/.371/.609 line 18 games into his tenure with the Rockies after signing a two-year, $12.5 million deal with the club prior to the season.

Morneau is the second Rockies player to take home NL Player of the Week honors this season, joining Charlie Blackmon, who won the award for the first week of 2014 after a scorching hot start which saw him rack up 13 hits in his first 25 plate appearances.

Former Rockie Kevin Kouzmanoff won Player of the Week honors in the American League after slugging a pair of homers and notching nine hits in 25 at-bats over his last six games.