Votto finalist for MLBPA award

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NEW YORK -- Texas Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton, Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez and Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto are the finalists for the 2010 Player of the Year Award as voted by the Major League Baseball Players Association.

In addition the MLBPA also announced the finalists for the Marvin Miller Man of the Year award, given annually to the player who inspires others to higher levels of achievement by his on-field performance and contributions to the community.

Torii Hunter of the Angels, Brandon Inge of the Tigers and Colorado's Troy Tulowitzki are the finalists for the Miller Award.

The MLBPA also announced the finalists for the top players, pitchers, rookies and comeback players in each respective league.

In the American League, the finalists for the Outstanding Player are Toronto's Jose Bautista, Detroit's Miguel Cabrera and Hamilton. The pitcher finalists are Seattle's Felix Hernandez, Tampa Bay's David Price and Yankee lefty CC Sabathia. The top rookie finalists are Detroit's Austin Jackson, Texas closer Neftali Feliz and Tampa Bay's Wade Davis, while the comeback finalists are Minnesota's Francisco Liriano, Chicago's Freddy Garcia and Texas slugger Vladimir Guerrero.

Outstanding Player finalists in the National League are Votto, Gonzalez and three-time Player of the Year winner Albert Pujols of St. Louis. Philadelphia ace Roy Halladay, Colorado's Ubaldo Jimenez and St. Louis' Adam Wainwright are the top pitcher finalists. Rookie finalists are San Francisco catcher Buster Posey, Atlanta outfielder Jason Heyward and St. Louis pitcher Jaime Garcia, while comeback finalists are Atlanta's Tim Hudson, San Francisco's Aubrey Huff and New York pitcher R.A. Dickey.

The awards will be announced next week from Monday through Friday.


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