New York, NY (Sports Network) - Oakland Athletics outfielder Yoenis
Cespedes was named the American League Player of the Week for the period
ending July 15.
In a shortened week due to the All-Star break, the rookie batted .571 with a
double, two home runs, six RBI and five runs scored to lead the A's to a
three-game sweep of the Minnesota Twins.
Cespedes' week was highlighted by a career-best four-hit performance on
Sunday. Cespedes also homered and drove in three runs in the 9-4 win.
Other players considered for the award include Cespedes' Oakland teammate
Jonny Gomes, Cleveland's Michael Brantley, Minnesota's Josh Willingham, Kansas
City's Alcides Escobar, Seattle's Felix Hernandez and Matt Harrison of the
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