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Royals Billy Butler Named AL Player Of The Week

For all of the misery clouding the Kansas City Royals current losing streak and overall season, a ray of light was announced today recognizing the All-Star season that Billy Butler, the team's designated hitter, is having in 2012. While Butler has been the most dependably productive Royals hitter for the last four seasons, Butler is truly coming into his own this year and apparently he's only getting hotter at the plate.

On the season, Butler now has a .307 batting average with 20 home runs, 64 RBI and an .886 OPS. At the age of 26, Butler has his prime ahead of him in the middle of the Royals line-up, and he should even cross the 100 career home run mark a bit later this season.

For more on the Kansas City Royals, check out the great analysis and discussion over at Royals Review.