He's making up for missed time.
Blue Jays outfielder George Springer won his second consecutive American League Player of the Week honor today.
Springer posted a .364 batting average in eight games this week, knocking in three homers and 11 RBI. His 1.177 OPS led all Blue Jays in hitting in the last seven days. In 43 games this season, Springer has posted a .997 OPS, knocking in 14 homers and getting on base at a .370 clip.
Springer capped off his strong two-week stretch driving in a three-run homer off closer, and former college roommate, Matt Barnes to complete Toronto's comeback win Sunday.
"We fought and battled and scratched and clawed all day," Springer said after his game-winning homer, "It's just an indescribable feeling."
Springer became the first Blue Jay player to ever win the award in back-to-back weeks, and the first AL player to do so since Francisco Lindor in 2018. The outfielder missed most of the team's first 60 games this year but has become a critical leadoff man for the American League's top lineup by OPS since rejoining the Blue Jays.
"It's been hectic, it's been crazy," Springer said of his season. "It didn't really start the way I wanted it to start ... but at this point, it's about staying in the moment, it's about staying present."
The Blue Jays have now won three of the last seven AL POTW honors, with Vlad Guerrero Jr. picking the award up in the last week of June.