September 28, 2009

Rangers OF Byrd named AL Player of Week

Texas Rangers outfielder Marlon Byrd was named the American League Player of the Week Monday.

Byrd batted .320 while tying for the AL lead with three homers and a league-high 11 RBI during the seven-day period.

Byrd's best day of the week was in a 15-3 win over Tampa Bay Saturday, when he hit two home runs -- including his sixth career grand slam -- while driving in five runs.

Byrd, 32, won his second career weekly honor. For the season he has a career-best 43 doubles, 20 homers and 89 RBI.