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Baseball Notebook: Mariners’ Felix Hernandez, Chris Young each selected for Players Choice Award

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The players’ vote is in, and they believe Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez was the American League’s best pitcher this season.

Hernandez beat out Cleveland’s Corey Kluber and Chicago’s Chris Sale for the Players Choice Award in balloting announced Monday by the players’ association on MLB Network.

“It is an honor to be selected by the players,” Hernandez said. “It’s an amazing feeling. There are a lot of great pitchers out there, and to be selected as the outstanding pitcher in the American League means a lot to me.”

The players also chose Mariners right-hander Chris Young, who recently became a free agent, as the A.L.’s comeback player of the year.

Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was voted the player of the year and the Marvin Miller Man of the Year.

Miami’s Giancarlo Stanton was voted the N.L.’s outstanding player and the Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout was the A.L.’s outstanding player.

Sandoval gets offer

San Francisco Giants World Series star Pablo Sandoval was among 12 free agents given $15.3 million qualifying offers Monday by their former teams.

Detroit made the offers to pitcher Max Scherzer and first baseman-designated hitter Victor Martinez, and Pittsburgh to left-hander Francisco Liriano and catcher Russell Martin.

Also receiving offers were shortstop Hanley Ramirez (Dodgers), outfielder Nelson Cruz (Baltimore), right-hander James Shields (Kansas City), closer David Robertson (Yankees), outfielder Melky Cabrera (Toronto), pitcher Ervin Santana (Atlanta) and outfielder Michael Cuddyer (Colorado).

An offer could be made only to a free agent who was with the team for the entire season, and players have until Nov. 10 to accept.

Tigers add Trammell

Alan Trammell is returning to the Detroit Tigers as a special assistant to team president Dave Dombrowski.

Trammell, who played 20 years for the Tigers from 1977-96 and was the MVP of their 1984 World Series victory over San Diego, rejoins the franchise after spending the last four seasons as a bench coach for Arizona.

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