Jose Abreu selected as AL co-Player of the Week


Apr 27, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox designated hitter Jose Abreu hits a two-run home run against the Tampa Bay Rays during the sixth inning at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

MLB announced today that Chicago White Sox first basemen Jose Abreu was named AL co-Player of the Week for April 21-27. Here is the link to the announcement on the White Sox Facebook.

Also named co-Player of the Week was Seattle Mariners player Kyle Seager.

Apr 16, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager (15) during the game against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The Rangers defeated the Mariners 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

In the release it states about Abreu:

"“Abreu, 27, batted .310 (9-29) with five home runs, an AL-best 14 RBI, eight runs scored and a .862 slugging percentage to become the first White Sox player to win the honor since Alejandro De Aza on July 8-14, 2013.”"

The very best part of this past week was Abreu’s walk-off grand slam on Friday, in the bottom of the ninth inning, with two outs against the Tampa Bay Rays at US Cellular Field.

The release also states:

"“Abreu leads the major leagues with 10 home runs and 31 RBI and has set major-league rookie records for most homers and RBI through April.”"

This was a well-deserved honor for Abreu, and he sure did have a great week of baseball against the Detroit Tigers and the Rays.

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