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Orioles' Mark Trumbo named Sporting News American League Comeback Player of the Year

Orioles' Mark Trumbo named Sporting News American League Comeback Player of the Year

The best season of Mark Trumbo’s major league career netted the Orioles outfielder this year’s Sporting News American League Comeback Player of the Year, the publication announced Tuesday.

Trumbo, who was acquired last offseason in a trade with the Seattle Mariners for backup catcher Steve Clevenger, led the majors with a career-high 47 homers. His season also included his second trip to the All-Star Game and the Home Run Derby, and ended with playing in the postseason for the first time in his career.

Trumbo, a pending free agent, was selected in a vote of 174 American League players, edging Texas Rangers outfielder Ian Desmond by just one vote, 40-39. Boston...

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