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White Sox slugger Jose Abreu named AL player, rookie of the month

Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu has been named the American League player and rookie of the month for July.

He is the first rookie in major league history to be named player of the month twice in one season. He won both awards in April and was also the rookie of the month in June.

Abreu, 27, hit .374 with 11 doubles, six home runs, 19 RBIs, a .432 on-base percentage and .667 slugging percentage in 25 games in the month of July

He joins Frank Thomas (1994, 1996) and Albert Belle (1998) as the only Sox players in franchise history to be named player of the month twice in one season.

Abreu leads the majors with 31 home runs, 84 RBIs and a .627 slugging percentage. He had a 21-game hitting streak come to an end over the weekend.

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