New York, NY (Sports Network) - Chicago White Sox outfielder Magglio Ordonez was named the American League Player of the Week for the period of April 5-11.
Ordonez led the AL last week with 10 RBI and tied for the league lead with three home runs. In six games, he batted .360, had a slugging percentage of .800 and scored four runs.
Ordonez slammed a three-run homer as part of a five-RBI effort in Chicago's 9-3 win at Yankee Stadium on Friday and added two hits and three RBI in a 7-3 victory on Saturday. It was his sixth career weekly honor.
Other candidates for the award were Anaheim's Troy Glaus and Bartolo Colon, Baltimore's Javy Lopez, Boston's David Ortiz, Cleveland's Ron Belliard and Travis Hafner, Detroit's Carlos Pena, Minnesota's Jose Offerman, Oakland's Tim Hudson and Tampa Bay's Jose Cruz Jr. and Victor Zambrano.