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FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2020, file photo, Atlanta Braves' Freddie Freeman celebrates as he crosses home plate after hitting a grand slam to center field during the fourth inning of the second baseball game of the team's doubleheader against the Washington Nationals in Atlanta. Freeman easily won the NL MVP award Thursday, Nov. 12, topping off a trying year that saw him become so ill with COVID-19 he prayed “please don’t take me.” (AP Photo/John Amis, File)

Braves' Freeman wins NL MVP, White Sox slugger Abreu gets AL

Nov. 12, 2020 9:29 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — As opening day finally approached, Freddie Freeman had far bigger concerns than perfecting his swing and practicing his scoops. Just being able to walk a few steps was hard enough. “It wasn't the way I wanted to start, with COVID,” the Atlanta Braves first baseman said....

FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2020, file photo, Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Shane Bieber throws during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Kansas City Royals in Kansas City, Mo. Bieber won the AL Cy Young Award on Wednesday night, Nov. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Cleveland's Bieber, Cincinnati's Bauer win Cy Young Awards

Nov. 11, 2020 9:26 PM EST

Shane Bieber and Trevor Bauer love to talk pitching. They bonded as teammates with the Cleveland Indians, and stayed in touch after Bauer was traded to the Cincinnati Reds last year. Bieber got a text from Bauer before this season started. The right-handers had the same Las Vegas odds for the Cy Young Award....

Cleveland Indians ace Shane Bieber wins AL Cy Young Award

Nov. 11, 2020 6:18 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — Cleveland Indians ace Shane Bieber wins AL Cy Young Award.

Mookie Betts, Jacob deGrom in the mix for historic NL awards

Nov. 2, 2020 10:57 PM EST

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts could become the second player to win the MVP award in each league, and New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom is in the running for his third consecutive NL Cy Young Award. The competition, of course, is tough. Betts, Freddie Freeman and Manny Machado are the top finishers for...

FILE  - In this Sept. 27, 2020, file photo, Minnesota Twins' Nelson Cruz, center, smiles in the dugout after the Twins clinched the AL Central championship with the Chicago White Sox's loss during the tenth inning of a baseball game in Minneapolis. Twins designated hitter Nelson Cruz was voted Marvin Miller Man of the Year and Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman was picked as Player of the Year in annual Players Choice award voting by the Major League Baseball Players Association.(AP Photo/Craig Lassig, File)

Twins' Nelson Cruz wins Marvin Miller Award for leadership

Oct. 22, 2020 3:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Minnesota Twins designated hitter Nelson Cruz was voted Marvin Miller Man of the Year and Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman was picked as Player of the Year in annual Players Choice award voting by the Major League Baseball Players Association. Cruz hit .303 with 16 homers and 33...

Atlanta Braves' Cristian Pache, rear left, heads home to score the winning run as Braves' Freddie Freeman celebrates heading to first after hitting an RBI single to beat the Reds 1-0 in 13 innings in Game 1 of a National League wild-card baseball series, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Freeman Baseball Digest Player of Year; Bieber top pitcher

Oct. 6, 2020 1:58 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Atlanta first baseman Freddie Freeman was selected Major League Player of the Year by Baseball Digest on Monday, and Cleveland’s Shane Bieber was a unanimous pick as Major League Pitcher of the Year. Freeman received eight of 17 first-place votes and 34 points after hitting .341 with...

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Blake Snell (4) delivers against New York Yankees' DJ LeMahieu during the first inning in Game one of a baseball American League Division Series Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Bad break: Patient Yankees clobber Tampa Bay ace Blake Snell

Oct. 6, 2020 12:43 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Although Blake Snell was thoroughly frustrated about giving up three homers in his biggest start of the season, the Tampa Bay ace at least had a grudging appreciation for the New York Yankees' swings on each ball that cleared the wall at Petco Park. The Rays' breaking-ball maestro was a...