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Los Angeles Times Nov 10, 2014

Jose Abreu wins AL rookie of year award; Angels' Matt Shoemaker second

Jose Abreu, the $68-million Cuban import who stepped into the Chicago White Sox' cleanup spot on his first day in the major leagues and dominated thereafter, was a unanimous selection Monday as American League rookie of the year.

Abreu, Sale named AL award finalists

CHICAGO – Jose Abreu and Chris Sale were named finalists for Baseball Writers Association of America postseason awards, with the winners scheduled to be revealed next week. Abreu was nominated for the American League’s Rookie of the Year Award, as expected, while Sale was named one of three finalists for the AL Cy Young Award. After a season when he led the AL with a .581 slugging percentage and hit 36 home runs to go along with 107 RBIs, Abreu is expected to be a runaway winner of the rookie honor.

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