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Winners Of The Silver Slugger Awards Announced

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The 2017 MLB Silver Slugger Awards were presented on Thursday night, as the post-World Series award season continues.

Here’s who took home hardware for their strong offensive seasons:

AMERICAN LEAGUE
C- Gary Sanchez, New York Yankees (1st)
1B- Eric Hosmer, Kansas City Royals (1st)
2B- Jose Altuve, Houston Astros (4th)
3B- Jose Ramirez, Cleveland Indians (1st)
SS- Francisco Lindor, Cleveland Indians (1st)
OF- Aaron Judge, New York Yankees (1st)
OF- Justin Upton, Los Angeles Angels (3rd)
OF- George Springer, Houston Astros (1st)
DH- Nelson Cruz, Seattle Mariners (2nd)

NATIONAL LEAGUE
C- Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants (4th)
1B- Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona Diamondbacks (3rd)
2B- Daniel Murphy, Washington Nationals (2nd)
3B- Nolan Arenado, Colorado Rockies (3rd)
SS- Corey Seager, Los Angeles Dodgers (2nd)
OF- Giancarlo Stanton, Miami Marlins (2nd)
OF- Marcell Ozuna, Miami Marlins (1st)
OF- Charlie Blackmon, Colorado Rockies (2nd)
P- Adam Wainwright, St. Louis Cardinals (1st)

This year produced eight first-time winners, with six of those coming from the AL.

2017 is the 38th season MLB has handed out Silver Slugger Awards, the first being in 1980.

For additional information on this year’s winners, MLB.com has you fully covered.

Still more awards to come!

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Red Sox Designate Blake Swihart, Bring Back Sandy Leon

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The Boston Red Sox are bringing back catcher Sandy Leon.

Boston has designated catcher Blake Swihart for assignment, according to WEEI.com’s Evan Drellich.

According to MLB Network insider Jon Heyman, catcher Sandy Leon will be heading back to the Red Sox roster.

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Yankees Place Greg Bird on IL

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The New York Yankees have once again had to place first baseman Greg Bird on the injured list, something Bird has been on for the majority of his career,

Bird was placed on the injured list with a left plantar fascia tear, and Bird joins an alarmingly expanding injured list for the Yanks.

In corresponding moves, the Yankees shifted Jacoby Ellsbury to the 6-day IL and selected the contract of first baseman Mike Ford, according to an official team announcement.

Bird may done with the Yankees, as his career has been riddled by injuries and he has struggled at the plate this season.

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Indians’ Francisco Lindor To Begin Rehab Assignment

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Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor is set to being his rehab assignment with Triple-A Columbus, according to MLB.com’s Mandy Bell.

Lindor is returning from a calf strain and a high left ankle sprain, which has kept him out of the start of the 2019 season.

Lindor is one of baseball’s most promising young stars and is coming off an MVP caliber season in 2018.

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