Jorge Soler named American League Player of the Week

Kansas City Royals' Jorge Soler smiles in the dugout after hitting a home run during the eighth inning, his second home run of the baseball game, against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

(WIBW) - As Jorge Soler chases the Royals' single-season home run record, he has an award to remind him of just how impressive he's been lately.

The Kansas City outfielder/designated hitter is the American League Player of the Week. Soler is the first Royal to win this honor since Eric Hosmer did it in 2017.

This comes after a week that saw the slugger hit six home runs while racking up 12 RBI. He also hit .409 (9-for-22) with a .552 on-base percentage and 1.273 slugging percentage in those seven game.

Right now, Soler has 35 home runs for the season. That's second in the American League and just three off of Mike Moustakas's single-season franchise record of 38.

This has been a breakout campaign for Soler, whose previous career high for home runs in a season was 12 back in 2016 with the Chicago Cubs. He also has 87 RBI in 2019, another career high.