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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 Eduardo Nunez For Assignment

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Eduardo Nunez

The Boston Red Sox have designated infielder Eduardo Nunez for assignment, according to a team announcement on Monday.

Boston also optioned right hander Hector Velazquez to Triple A Pawtucket.

In corresponding moves, the Red Sox have called up right hander Ryan Weber and first basemen/outfielder Sam Travis from Triple A.

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Royals Considered Likely to be Moving Billy Hamilton, Terrance Gore

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Billy Hamilton

As the trade deadline approaches, the Kansas City Royals may be ready to enter sale mode.

According to MLB.com’s Jeffrey Flanagan, the Royals may be moving both Billy Hamilton and Terrance Gore, who has already been designated for assignment.

Hamilton has been dropped to a backup role following the Royals call up of top prospect Bubba Starling, and hasn’t started a game since July 3rd.

Hamilton has posted a .217/.284/.271 slash line this season.

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Orioles’ Mychal Givens Drawing Trade Interest

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Mychal Givens

The Baltimore Orioles are again going to be sellers at the trade deadline and it appears that closer Mychal Givens is available, and drawing interest, according to MASNSports’ Rock Kubatko.

Per the report, the Washington Nationals and the Philadelphia Phillies have expressed interest in the pitcher.

Givens has posted a 4.50 ERA this season for Baltimore.

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