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In his first season with the Mariners, Cruz batted .302/.369/.566 with a career-high 44 homers, earning his fourth trip to the All-Star Game. He finished the year ranked first on the team in home runs, RBIs (93), walks (59), runs (90), batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
Cruz is the first Mariners player to win a Silver Slugger since Ichiro Suzuki in 2009. He's the third Seattle outfielder to take home the offensive honor, joining Suzuki (three) and Ken Griffey Jr. (seven).
Chad Thornburg is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.