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Ramirez and Lindor earn Silver Slugger Awards

11 November 2017, 01:01 | Ken Black

Eric Hosmer batting during the first inning of of the Kansas City Royals versus the Cleveland Indians on Thursday

Eric Hosmer batting during the first inning of of the Kansas City Royals versus the Cleveland Indians on Thursday

The award is given to the top hitter at each position in the American and National leagues based on votes by Major League coaches and managers.

Seattle Mariners designated hitter Nelson Cruz has been selected to the 2017 American League Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger team. In the AL this season, he ranked first in infield hits, tied for second in runs (with Springer), was third in on-base percentage, third in stolen bases, third in OPS, fifth in total bases and sixth in slugging. Posey notched 34 doubles and hit a career low 12 home runs - 11th in the rankings amongst catchers. For the regular season, the second baseman posted a.346 batting average and led the AL in hits with 204, becoming the first player in MLB history to be the outright leader in hits in his league in four consecutive seasons. He set career-bests in RBIs, walks and on-base percentage. It was Upton's third award and the second for Cruz. He is one of 10 in club history with multiple 100-RBI seasons. Abreu had only a slight edge according to advanced numbers, but considering that Silver Slugger usually defaults to the RBI guys, it's surprising that Abreu's 102-94 win there didn't make him the choice.

November 7: Outrighted Vincej to Tacoma.

Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez and shortstop Francisco Lindor both earned AL Silver Slugger awards when the honors were announced Thursday.



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