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Twins' Nelson Cruz named Most Outstanding Designated Hitter by MLB

Minnesota Twins' Nelson Cruz celebrates his two-run home run against the Cleveland Indians in the fifth inning. Photo: AP/Bruck Kluckhohn
Minnesota Twins' Nelson Cruz celebrates his two-run home run against the Cleveland Indians in the fifth inning.

Updated: December 02, 2019 02:50 PM

Minnesota Twins designated hitter Nelson Cruz had a remarkable season for being the oldest player on the team. Major League Baseball named him the Most Outstanding Designated Hitter of 2019 on Monday.

The 39-year-old played in 120 games, hitting .311 (6th in American League), 108 RBI (7th in AL), .392 on-base percentage (9th in MLB), and 41 home runs (tied-7th in MLB). Cruz played a vital role in aiding the Twins to a 101-61 record and an AL Central title in 2019. The Twins led MLB in home runs (307) and RBI (906).

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