Padres' Venable earns NL Player of Week honors

San Diego Padres outfielder Will Venable has been named the National League Player of the Week for the period ending August 18.

Venable led the NL with 13 hits and 23 total bases to go with seven runs scored. The Princeton University product hit .406 with a pair of homers, two doubles, a triple and five RBI.

Others considered for the award included New York's Marlon Byrd, Colorado's Corey Dickerson, Atlanta's Jason Heyward and Craig Kimbrel, Arizona's Aaron Hill, San Francisco's Hunter Pence and Pablo Sandoval, Washington's Jayson Werth, Miami's Steve Cishek and Pittsburgh's Francisco Liriano.