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Yermin Mercedes Wins American League Player of the Week Honors

White Sox DH Yermin Mercedes earned American League Player of the Week honors after going 9-14 in the opening series.
Yermin Mercedes White Sox

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After a torrid start to his Major League Baseball career, White Sox designated hitter Yermin Mercedes will take home April 1-4 American League Player of the Week honors.

Mercedes batted 9-for-14 with two doubles and a home run in the four-game set against the Los Angeles Angels.

His impressive 8-8 stretch to begin the season was the first such occurrence in MLB's modern era (since 1900).

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Mercedes was perhaps one of the most prolific highlights in an otherwise forgetful series for the White Sox against the Angels. While he cooled off a bit by going 1-5 in the series finale on Sunday night, White Sox and baseball fans in general will not soon forget Mercedes' scorching hot streak to begin the season.