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Twins' Arráez named a finalist for Outstanding Rookie in Players Choice Awards

Minnesota Twins' Luis Arraez (2) motions to the dugout after hitting a double to left field against the New York Yankees during the fifth inning of Game 1 of an American League Division Series baseball game, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in New York. Photo: (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Minnesota Twins' Luis Arraez (2) motions to the dugout after hitting a double to left field against the New York Yankees during the fifth inning of Game 1 of an American League Division Series baseball game, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in New York.

Updated: October 15, 2019 12:52 PM

After a fantastic 2019 season, Minneosta Twins rookie Luis Arráez was selected as a finalist for Outstanding Rookie honors in the 2019 Players Choice Awards.

Major League Baseball announced the finalists Tuesday, with Houston Astros first baseman Yordan Álvarez and Chicago White Sox outfielder Eloy Jiménez joining Arráez as finalists for the honor in the American League. The National League finalists are Mike Soroka, of the Atlanta Braves, Bryan Reynolds, of the Pittsburgh Pirates, and Pete Alonso, of the New York Mets.

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Arráez was a big bright spot for the Twins this season, batting .334 with 4 HRs, 28 RBI, and a .399 OBP in 326 at-bats. The 22-year-old quickly earned a spot as an everyday player for the team, and helped pace one of the league's best offenses throughout the season.

The 2019 Players Choice Award winners receive grants of $20,000 from the Major League Baseball Players Trust to direct to charities of their choice. Winners are announced beginning next week.

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