Ohtani, 2 Yankees finalists for AL Rookie of the Year

NEW YORK (AP) — Shohei Ohtani is a finalist for the AL Rookie of the Year award along with two New York Yankees infielders.

The Baseball Writers’ Association of America revealed the finalists for its major awards Monday night. The winners will be announced next week.

Ohtani figures to be in a tight race with Yankees infielders Miguel Andujar and Gleyber Torres after a historic first season with the Los Angeles Angels. The two-way Japanese sensation is the first player ever to hit 15 home runs and strike out 50 batters in a season, and he joined Babe Ruth as the only players ever to hit 15 homers and pitch 50 innings.

The World Series champion Boston Red Sox might be in line for more hardware. Mookie Betts is a finalist for AL MVP, and Alex Cora is in the final three for AL Manager of the Year in his first season. Los Angeles’ Mike Trout and Cleveland’s Jose Ramirez are also finalists for AL MVP.

Milwaukee’s Christian Yelich is the favorite for NL MVP, and Colorado’s Nolan Arenado and Chicago’s Javier Baez were also revealed as top vote-getters.

___

More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

Associated Press

Associated Press

More Sports

STORMTRACKER 18 WEATHER

Weather Outlook: Snow tonight, but decent conditions return for hunting this weekend

Weather Outlook: Snow tonight, but decent conditions return for hunting this weekend

Fresh snow ahead for hunters heading into the woods Saturday.

Connect With WQOW
RECENT SPORTS POSTS

Sports Roundup – Friday

Highlights and scores from college volleyball, men's and women's basketball, men's hockey, and high school girls basketball around the area

Sports Roundup – Thursday

Highlights from the Division 4 State Championship in high school football, along with high school girls basketball action around the

Blugold Volleyball Sweeps Past Babson In Quarterfinals

The UW-Eau Claire volleyball team swept Babson Thursday afternoon 3-0, to advance to the final four Friday.

National Signing Day 2018 – Wednesday

High school student-athletes from around the area signed their letter's of intent Wednesday afternoon to play in college next year.

Sports Roundup – Tuesday

Highlights and scores from high school girls and women's college basketball from Tuesday night.

Scroll to top
Skip to content