Chris Sale and Corey Kluber participate in the Strikeouts for Vets campaign benefitting Helmets to Hardhats. Check out a video featuring the results from their great seasons and learn more about the campaign here: https://spaces.hightail.com/receive/EldUHH8aRU
This is the second career Cy Young for Kluber
Mike Axisa, www.cbssports.com,
Wednesday night, MLB and the Baseball Writers Association of American announced Cleveland Indians right-hander Corey Kluber has won the 2017 American League Cy Young Award. Red Sox lefty Chris Sale finished second in the voting and Yankees righty Luis Severino finished third.
This is the second career Cy Young for Kluber, who won the award back in 2014. He also finished third in the voting last season. Also, this is the fourth time in the past 11 seasons an Indians pitcher has won the AL Cy Young. CC Sabathia won in 2007, Cliff Lee won in 2008, and Kluber won in 2014 and 2017.
It’s the first time since Joe Mauer won as a catcher in 2010 that any Minnesota player earned a Gold Glove, and the first time in a decade, since Torii Hunter and Johan Santana were honored in their final season here, that a pair of Twins won in the same year.
“For Byron, it’s recognition of what we all saw this year, the emergence of an elite defender,” Twins manager Paul Molitor said. “And for Brian to be recognized, I’m really happy for him. There have been a lot of great second baseman out there, so it hasn’t been easy for him to jump up and be recognized as someone who can make the high-end plays with anybody.”
WCVB5, BOSTON —Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale is a finalist for the American League Cy Young Award.
The announcement was made by Major League Baseball Monday during the unveiling of the finalists for the Baseball Writers’ Association of America’s honors.
Sale was lights-out for much of the regular season, finishing with a 17-8 record, 2.90 ERA and a 0.97 WHIP. He struck out 308 batters, which was the most strikeouts thrown by a pitcher this season.
CLEVELAND – Corey Kluber may soon be able to be referred to as ‘Cy Kluber’ once again.
The Indians right-hander has been named as one of three finalists for the 2017 American League’s Cy Young Award. Kluber, who won the award in 2014, put together a dominant regular season as he finished 18-4 with a 2.25 earned run average.
Kluber’s 18 wins tied for the most in the American League. His 2.25 ERA was easily the lowest in the AL, while his 265 strikeouts were second only to Boston’s Chris Sale. (Keep in mind, injuries kept Kluber to only 29 starts in 2017).
by Benjamin Chase
Minnesota Twins center fielder Byron Buxton won some well-deserved hardware on Monday when he was selected for a Fielding Bible Award
Multiple Minnesota Twins players will likely hear their names announced as winners of awards as the postseason comes to a close, but the first major one came on Monday as Byron Buxton won the Fielding Bible Award for center field.
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