Free-agent slugger Mark Trumbo, who hit a Major League-leading 47 home runs for the Orioles last season, is the MLBPA Players Choice American League Comeback Player of the Year. The honor was revealed on MLB Network Wednesday night.
Trumbo, in his first season in Baltimore, drove in 108 runs (tied for sixth in the AL) and posted an .850 OPS. He was also named to the AL All-Star team.
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"It's extremely flattering," Trumbo said on MLB Network. "An award like this, coming from the guys that you're going up against on a daily basis, the guys that see you the most, the guys that are watching and in tune with how things go and how hard this game really is -- for them to give you a vote is something that's really, really special."
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Trumbo more than doubled his homer total from 2015, when he hit 22 between the D-backs and Mariners.
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On Wednesday, Trumbo said that after he was traded to Seattle midseason last year, watching how big-hitting teammates Nelson Cruz and Robinson Cano timed fastballs helped him produce his turnaround season in 2016.
David Adler is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @_dadler. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.