Shohei Ohtani named American League Player of the Week

Whether as a pitcher or hitter, Shohei Ohtani has lit a spark for the Los Angeles Angels.

And, on Monday, the two-way Japanese star was honored for his efforts.

Ohtani was named the American League Player of the Week, the first such accolades of his MLB career.

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With the bat, Ohtani slugged three home runs, including one in his first at-bat at Angel Stadium during the Home Opener on April 2.

As a pitcher in his first Angel Stadium on Sunday, Ohtani had a perfect game through seven innings and struck out 12 vs. Oakland, with his fastball hitting 100 MPH.