Silver Slugger Award winners, as they’re announced …

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Major League Baseball is unveiling the 2013 Silver Slugger Award winners Wednesday evening (6:00 p.m. ET) in an hour-long special on MLB Network.

The Silver Slugger Award is given annually to the top offensive player at each position in each league, as determined by MLB’s coaches and managers. We’ll post the recipients here as they are announced:

American League

First Base
Chris Davis, Orioles

Second Base
Robinson Cano, Yankees

Shortstop
J.J. Hardy, Orioles

Third Base
Miguel Cabrera, Tigers

Outfield
Torii Hunter, Tigers
Adam Jones, Orioles
Mike Trout, Angels

Catcher
Joe Mauer, Twins

Designated Hitter
David Ortiz, Red Sox

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National League

First Base
Paul Goldschmidt, Diamondbacks

Second Base
Matt Carpenter, Cardinals

Shortstop
Ian Desmond, Nationals

Third Base
Pedro Alvarez, Pirates

Outfield
Jay Bruce, Reds
Michael Cuddyer, Rockies
Andrew McCutchen, Pirates

Catcher
Yadier Molina, Cardinals

Starting Pitcher
Zack Greinke, Dodgers

Report: Twins sign Erick Aybar to minor-league deal

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The Twins have reportedly signed free agent shortstop Erick Aybar to a minor-league deal, LaVelle E. Neal III of the Star Tribune reported Friday. FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman adds that the deal comes with a potential $1.25 million if Aybar reaches the majors, with additional incentives based on plate appearances. He’ll be able to opt out on March 27. The team has yet to confirm the signing.

Aybar, 34, is now four years removed from his career year in 2014. He’s been in a state of steady decline since then, slashing just .234/.300/.348 with seven home runs and 11 stolen bases over 370 plate appearances for the Padres in 2017. His poor performance wasn’t helped by a fractured left foot, either, which cost him almost six weeks on the disabled list.

Still, the Twins see something promising in the veteran infielder, and reportedly intend to use him as another utility option this spring. Per Neal, Aybar will join fellow backup infielders Eduardo Escobar and Ehire Adrianza and may even (temporarily) take over for Miguel Sano at third base if Sano isn’t able to shape up for the role by Opening Day.