Rick Porcello wins the 2016 American League Cy Young Award

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Red Sox starter Rick Porcello has been named the 2016 American League Cy Young Award winner by the Baseball Writers Association of America. Porcello is the first member of the Red Sox to win the award since Pedro Martinez in 2000.

Porcello, 27, led the majors with 22 wins and a 5.91 strikeout-to-walk ratio. He also put up a 3.15 ERA and a 189/32 K/BB ratio in 223 innings of work.

Porcello narrowly edged out Justin Verlander of the Tigers, 137 points to 132. Corey Kluber of the Indians finished in third place followed by Orioles closer Zach Britton, Chris Sale of the White Sox, J.A. Happ and Aaron Sanchez of the Blue Jays, Masahiro Tanaka of the Yankees, Andrew Miller of the Yankees and Indians, Michael Fulmer of the Tigers, and Jose Quintana of the White Sox.

Orioles option LHP Bruce Zimmermann to minors

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SARASOTA, Fla. – The Baltimore Orioles have optioned left-handers Bruce Zimmermann and Nick Vespi and reassigned infielder Lewin Díaz, left-hander Darwinzon Hernandez and catcher Mark Kolozsvary to minor league camp.

The Orioles announced the moves Monday.

Baltimore’s spring training roster now has 46 players.

Zimmermann made 13 starts last season. He went 2-5 with a 5.99 ERA.

The competition for rotation spots with the Orioles has been a significant story during spring training, but after the team acquired Cole Irvin and Kyle Gibson in the offseason – and with top prospect Grayson Rodriguez in the mix as well – there were a lot of pitchers Zimmermann needed to beat out.