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Mike Moustakas, Greg Holland Earn 2017 Comeback Player Honors

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The 2017 Comeback Player of the Year Awards were announced Friday- Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas in the American League, and Colorado Rockies closer Greg Holland in the National League.

Both players enjoyed bounce-back seasons after injury-plagued 2016 campaigns.

Moustakas, 29, hit .272/.314/.521 with 38 homers (tied for fifth in the league) and 85 RBIs for the Royals in 2017 after being limited to only 104 at-bats the previous year.

Holland, 32- and Moustakas’s teammate from 2011-15- recorded 41 saves (tied for second most in baseball) in 45 chances for Colorado in 2017 after missing the entire 2016 season due to Tommy John surgery. In addition, he was 3-6 with a 3.61 ERA, and struck out 70 hitters in 57 1/3 innings.

This marks the first time a member of the Royals and Rockies has earned the Comeback Player of the Year Award since Major League Baseball started presenting the honor in 2005.

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Rays Place Yandy Diaz On 10-Day IL

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The Tampa Bay Rays have placed third baseman Yandy Diaz on the 10-day injured list, according to MLB.com’s Juan Toribio.

In a corresponding move, the Rays called up infielder Daniel Robertson to take Diaz’s spot on the roster.

Diaz has been dealing with hamstring tightness lately and will now hope to rehab for a quick return to the active roster.

Diaz has posted a slash line of .286/.363/.502 hitting and 11 home runs thus far this season.

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Astros Activate Jose Altuve

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The Houston Astros have activated second baseman Jose Altuve from the injured list and he is now active on the roster.

In a corresponding move, the Astros optioned lefty Cionel Perez to create the roster spot needed for the addition of Altuve.

Altuve, who last played back on May 10th, hit the injured list with a left hamstring strain.

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Yankees Activate Giancarlo Stanton

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The New York Yankees have officially activated slugger Giancarlo Stanton from the injured list, according to a team announcement.

In a corresponding move, the Yankees have optioned outfielder Mike Tauchman, who was optioned on Monday night.

Stanton has missed the majority of the season, mainly due to a biceps issue, but his stay on the injured was extended due to a shoulder strain, and calf injury that popped up during his rehab.

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