Konerko named AL Player of the Week

Chicago White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko has been named American League Player of the Week for the period ending April 29.

Konerko, 36, hit .435 (10-23) with three doubles, three home runs and four RBI in six games to win the award for the fifth time in his career and first since April 4-10, 2011.

The five-time AL All-Star hit his 400th career home run on April 25 at Oakland, becoming the fourth player in history to reach a milestone homer of 400 or more in a White Sox uniform.

Philip Humber was named AL Player of the Week for April 16-22 after throwing the 21st perfect game in major-league history on April 21 at Seattle.  It marks the first time Sox players have won consecutive weekly awards since Carlos Quentin and Konerko to open the 2011 season.