Youkilis, who was batting .233 before being traded to Chicago to make room for Will Middlebrooks at third base, has lifted his average to .262 since going 17-for-49 (.347) for the White Sox.
That run includes a seven-game hitting streak, which was enough to earn Youkilis the honor of American League Player of the Week heading into the All-Star break. He was 11-for-23 over the week with three home runs, 10 RBIs and seven runs scored as the White Sox went 5-1.
Boston is 5-9 since the trade, with Middlebrooks sidelined with a hamstring injury since July 2.
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