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May 25, 2010 at 12:01 PM

Players of the Week, May 17-23: Nate Spears and Felix Doubront

Nate Spears took the Player of the Week honors for the second time in three weeks, while Felix Doubront, his former Portland teammate who earned a call-up to Pawtucket this week, was voted Pitcher of the Week by SoxProspects.com members.

The 25-year-old infielder ran away with the voting after posting a .391/.533/.609 line with a home run and 3 RBI on the week. Spears, who is playing in his third organization since making his debut in the Gulf Coast League in 2003 with Baltimore, is batting .267 with 4 home runs and 14 RBI and an OPS of .837 in 41 games this year for Portland. He ranks in the top-20 in the Eastern League in OPS, and his 9 doubles are third best on the Sea Dogs.

Doubront, 22, earned a promotion to Pawtucket Thursday after another impressive start for Portland. He tossed 7.0 innings of shutout ball Tuesday, allowing 7 hits and striking out 6 to lower his ERA to 2.51 before getting the call to Triple-A. Doubront, who was signed by the Red Sox out of Venezuela in 2004, made his debut for Pawtucket Sunday, striking out 2 in a scoreless first inning before a rain delay chased him much early than Durham ever would have. In 8 starts with the Sea Dogs, Doubront was 4-0 with 38 strikeouts.