Youkilis named AL Player of Week

Chicago White Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis was named the American League Player of the Week on Monday.

Youkilis had 11 hits in 23 at-bats for a .478 average with three home runs, 10 RBIs, seven runs, a .571 on-base percentage and .913 slugging percentage in six games for the White Sox last week. The White Sox went 5-1 during that span.

Since being acquired from the Boston Red Sox on June 24, Youkilis has hit .347 with three home runs and 14 RBIs in 13 games. He had the same amount of RBIs in 42 games with the Red Sox this season.

Youkilis last won the award on May 11, 2008.

The White Sox have been honored with four American League Player of the Week awards and two Player of the Month awards this season.