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BBWAA awards finalists announced

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Major League Baseball has announced the finalists for various awards given by the Baseball Writers Association of America. They are:

American League Rookie of the Year

National League Rookie of the Year

American League Manager of the Year

  • Kevin Cash (Rays)
  • Alex Cora (Red Sox)
  • Bob Melvin (Athletics)

National League Manager of the Year

  • Bud Black (Rockies)
  • Craig Counsell (Brewers)
  • Brian Snitker (Braves)

American League Cy Young

National League Cy Young

American League Most Valuable Player

National League Most Valuable Player

The schedule for awards announcements:

  • Monday, Nov. 12: Rookies of the Year
  • Tuesday, Nov. 13: Managers of the Year
  • Wednesday, Nov. 14: Cy Youngs
  • Thursday, Nov. 15: MVPs

Remember that voting for these awards was completed before the start of the playoffs. So, for example, the Red Sox winning the World Series won’t impact Alex Cora’s chances of winning the AL Manager of the Year Award.

Luke Voit avoids concussion after taking 91 mph fastball to face

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Yankees first baseman Luke Voit exited Saturday’s game under less-than-ideal conditions after a 91.4-m.p.h. fastball caught him on the chin in the fourth inning. Following his removal, he passed the standard concussion protocol testing, though the Yankees will likely play it safe with the infielder over the next few days.

With one out and a runner on first, Voit stepped up to bat against Chad Bettis in the bottom of the fourth inning. He had just worked an 0-2 count against Bettis when the mishap occurred — a fastball that deflected off of his shoulder and met his chin. Voit took a few moments to recover, then took first base before he was eventually lifted from the game at the top of the fifth.

Prior to his exit, the first baseman went 0-for-1 with a walk. He was subsequently replaced by DJ LeMahieu, who shifted over from third to first base while Gio Urshela stepped in at the hot corner.

The Yankees currently lead the Rockies 11-5 in the eighth.