Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe and center fielder Danny Santana were named AL co-players of the week for the period ending Aug. 24. The only other Twins player to win a weekly honor this season was Chris Colabello, who won on April 7.
Plouffe batted .367 (11-for-30) for the week with five doubles, two homers, 10 RBI and six runs scored. Santana batted .378 (14-for-37) with two doubles, two triples, one homer, six RBI and seven runs scored. It was the first weekly honor for both players.
Plouffe has already established career highs this season in doubles (37), triples (two), RBI (65) and runs scored (57). Santana is tied for the AL rookie lead in triples (six), is third in runs scored (48), fifth in hits (93), tied for fifth in extra-base hits (29) and sixth in doubles (17) and RBI (34).