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Jose Abreu wins AL rookie of year award; Angels' Matt Shoemaker second
Jose Abreu wins AL rookie of year award; Angels' Matt Shoemaker second

Jose Abreu, the $68-million Cuban import who stepped into the Chicago White Sox' cleanup spot on his first day in the major leagues and dominated thereafter, was a unanimous selection Monday as American League rookie of the year. Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker was second in the voting and New York Yankees pitcher Dellin Betances finished third. New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom won the NL rookie of the year, followed in the voting by Cincinnati Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton and St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Kolton Wong. That Shoemaker finished so highly was a victory in itself for a pitcher who did not join the Angels' rotation to stay until June. He still set an...

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