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Indians’ Corey Kluber And Nats’ Max Scherzer Named Cy Young Award Winners

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Wednesday was the third night of MLB Network’s presentations of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America Awards, as both leagues’ Cy Young Award winners were announced.

For the American League, Corey Kluber of the Cleveland Indians took home the honor for the second time in his career (2014), beating runner-up Chris Sale of the Boston Red Sox.

Kluber was 18-4 with a 2.25 ERA in 29 games/starts, including five complete games and three shutouts. In his first six starts, Kluber posted a 5.06 ERA before getting shut down for a month. He returned on June 1, and went 15-2 with a 1.62 ERA to close out the year (1.42 ERA in 12 August/September starts).

For much of the season, it seemed that Sale was the favorite to win. Especially because his strikeout totals were off the charts all year. However, his performance significantly dipped in the final two months, as his ERA rose from 2.37 to 2.90. Overall, Sale was 17-8 with 308 strikeouts in 32 starts.

Luis Severino of the New York Yankees finished third in the voting after a very solid year that saw him go 14-6 with a 2.98 ERA in 31 games/starts.

Representing the National League, Max Scherzer of the Washington Nationals won for the second straight year and third time overall (2013 AL winner for Detroit Tigers). In 31 games/starts, Scherzer went 16-6 with a 2.51 ERA. Additionally, his 268 strikeouts, 0.90 WHIP, and .178 BAA were all tops in the league.

Scherzer beat runner-up Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers, and teammate Stephen Strasburg who finished third. Kershaw was 18-4 with a 2.31 ERA in 27 games/starts, and Strasburg was 15-4 with a 2.52 ERA in 28 games/starts.

There you have it, your 2017 MLB Cy Young winners- and our picks here at HR Daily proved to turn out to be true.

Stay tuned for the final night of the BBWAA Awards on Thursday, as the Most Valuable Player for both leagues will be presented!

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Blue Jays Calling Up Cavan Biggio

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Cavan Biggio

The Toronto Blue Jays are calling up second base prospect Cavan Biggio to the majors for the very first time on Friday, according to ESPN.

Biggio, the son of Hall of Famer Craig Biggio, has performed well for Triple A Buffalo this season, posting a .306/.440/.507 slash line.

Toronto selected Biggio, 24, in the fifth round of the 2016 draft.

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Royals Assign Drew Storen To Double-A

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Drew Storen

The Kansas City Royals have assigned former big-league reliever Drew Storen to Double-A Northwest Arkansas, according to Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s Paul Boyd.

Storen, who inked a minor league deal with the Royals back in February of this year, is attempting a comeback, as he hasn’t pitched in the majors since playing for the Cincinnati Reds back in 2017.

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Neil Ramirez Accepts Outright Assignment With Indians

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Cleveland Indians reliever Neil Ramirez will remain within the organization after clearing outright waivers and accepting an assignment to Triple-A, according to an official team announcement.

Ramirez landed a one-year, $1 million deal with the Indians this offseason, avoiding arbitration.

Ramirez, 29, has struggled during the 2019 season and maybe a stint in Triple A will help him work things out.

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