Friday, November 04, 2005

Ortiz was named the American League's Outstanding Player

David Ortiz was named the American League's Outstanding Player in the Players Choice Awards. All MLB players are allowed to vote in The Players Choice AwardsAnd by by secret ballot on Sept 13 and 14 David beat out other favorites such as Alex Rodriquez.

Ortiz, Rodriquez and Mark Teixeira are all still AL MVP candidates.

Atlanta's Andruw Jones, who led the majors with 51 home runs and won his eighth Gold Glove, was the players' choice as Player of the Year and the National League's Outstanding Player.

In other news, Mike Timlin was signed on Wednesday for a one year deal upping his salary to 3.5 million (although deferrals may drop that to 3.1). Last year his salaray was 2.75 million. Playing in 81 games, Timlin was 7-3 with a 2.24 ERA. He pitched in 80.1 innings and picked up 13 saves in 20 opportunities, while covering for an ailing Keith Foulke.

Reportedly, Timlin cut ties to his agent in the offseason in order to get the one-year negotiation done.

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