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MLB Most Valuable Player Award
Nelson Cruz finishes seventh in AL MVP voting; Adam Jones 14th
Nelson Cruz finishes seventh in AL MVP voting; Adam Jones 14th

Orioles designated hitter-left fielder Nelson Cruz finished seventh in the Baseball Writers' Association of America's voting for American League Most Valuable Player, while center fielder Adam Jones placed 14th. Cruz, who was selected as the Most Valuable Oriole this past season, was named on 17 of the 30 ballots in the voting that was done before the postseason started and was announced Thursday on MLB Network. He had six votes for third place, three for fourth, two for fifth, two for sixth, two for seventh, one for ninth and one for 10th. Cruz led the major leagues with 40 home runs and also finished third in the AL in RBIs (108), total bases (322) and extra-base hits (74)...

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