San Diego Padres reliever Brad Hand was voted the National League Reliever of the Month for July, MLB Network announced Wednesday.
The left-hander, who was a hot topic as the trade deadline approached earlier in the week, had 11 appearances in July while also earning his first All-Star selection. In those 11 appearances last month, Hand did not give up a run while striking out 19 and allowing just four hits. He also surrenderedjust two walks. Dating back to June 14th, Hand has not allowed a run in 20 consecutive games.
Hand's Manuel Margot was honored Monday with the NL Player of the Week award for his offensive performance last week.