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Texas' Everett named AL Player of the Week
New York, NY (Sports Network) - Texas Rangers outfielder Carl Everett
was named American League Player of the Week for the period ending
Everett hit a major league best six home runs, including homers in five
straight, and drove in eight runs in six games last week. He also scored nine
In Saturday's game against Oakland, Everett was hit in the head with a cell
phone during his team's 12-2 loss. The incident occurred prior to the
sixth inning when a fan in right field tossed the phone into the field of
play. Everett was not injured, but did report the incident to umpires.
The Athletics reported that the fan was arrested and heightened security was
ordered in the outfield.
Other candidates for the award were Chicago's D'Angelo Jimenez, Carlos Lee
and Bartolo Colon, Baltimore's Jorge Julio, New York's Mike Mussina, Raul
Mondesi and Alfonso Soriano, Texas' Colby Lewis, Oakland's Eric Chavez and
Barry Zito, and Cleveland's Jason Davis.
04/21 16:31:58 ET
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