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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Verlander, Cabrera named finalists for Cy Young, MVP


In order to stretch the awards season out a bit (or build the drama; take your pick), the Baseball Writers' Association of America announced the finalists for the organization's major awards on Wednesday.

Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander, the reigning American League Most Valuable Player and Cy Young winner, was named one of three finalists for the AL Cy Young, joining Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim's Jered Weaver and Tampa Bay's David Price.

Verlander's teammate Miguel Cabrera is one of the favorites to replace him as AL MVP, joining a field of five finalists: LAA's Mike Trout, New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano and Texas teammates Josh Hamilton and Adrian Beltre.

The Cy Young announcement will come Wednesday, Nov. 14, while the MVP will be unveiled on Thursday, Nov. 15. Both announcements will be made on live television for the first time — as will the earlier revelations of Manager of the Year and Rookie of the Year — on MLB Network. Each day's announcement show will begin at 6 p.m.

To see a full list of all the finalists for all eight major awards, CLICK HERE.

To see a full list of all the awards already reeled in by Tigers players this offseason, CLICK HERE.

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