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José Ramírez may soon have yet another award to put on his trophy case.
The Indians' third baseman has been named as a finalist for the Silver Slugger Award, recognizing the best offensive player at each position in each league.
The 29-year-old Ramírez hit .266 for the Tribe in 2021, with 36 home runs, 103 RBIs, 32 doubles, five triples and 27 stolen bases. He was named to his third American League All-Star team in 2021 and was also recently honored as the 2021 Bob Feller Man of the Year by the Cleveland chapter of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.
Ramírez is a three-time winner of the Silver Slugger Award, having previously been honored in 2017, 2018, and 2020. The other American League third base finalists for 2021 are Rafael Devers of the Boston Red Sox and Kyle Seager of the Seattle Mariners.
Silver Slugger Award winners are decided by votes from the manager and three coaches of each MLB team. Votes are based on a combination of statistical production as well as the managers’ and coaches’ general impressions of a player’s overall offensive value.
The winners will be announced on Thursday, November 11 on MLB Network at 6 p.m.
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