Athletics OF Reddick named AL player of the week

Oakland Athletics right fielder Josh Reddick was named the American League player of the week for the period ending Sept. 2.

Reddick batted .387 with three home runs, 10 RBI and six runs scored in seven games, helping the Athletics go undefeated for the week. The 25-year-old posted the most RBI in the major leagues and finished second in total bases with 23.

On Friday, Reddick hit a grand slam during a nine-run seventh inning against his former club, the Boston Red Sox. The Athletics won the game 20-2, marking the fourth time in the club's history in which they were able to produce that many runs since moving to Oakland in 1968.

Others considered for the award were Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre, Baltimore Orioles' Mark Reynolds and Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar.