Best parts Hall of Fame ballot newcomers
Ken Griffey junior. And Trevor Hoffman are among 15 newcomers on this year Hall of Fame ballot and will face a newly trimmed electorate and the steroid tainted holdovers Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Image McGwire and Sammy Sosa.
Harry Eckstein, Troy Glaus, Microphone Hampton, Mike Lowell and Billy Wagner also are among the players eligible responsible for on the 32 man ballot announced Monday. Results will be launched Jan. 6. In past times, The electorate included people who was simply active BBWAA members for 10 consecutive years at any point.
Griffey, A unanimous pick for 1997 AL MVP award, Is a 13 time All Star and 10 time Gold Glove victor who hit 630 homers, Sixth on task list.
Hoffman is a seven time All Star who had 601 conserves, Second with Mariano Rivera 652.
Scott Piazza(69.9 p. c) Fell 28 votes short last year and returns in addition Jeff Bagwell(55.7 nought per cent), Harry Raines(55.0), Curt Schilling (39.2), Roger Clemens (37.5), Provides 202(36.8) And Lee garcia(30.2).
Mike Trammell(25.1) So McGwire(10.0) Are in their final year of membership and enrollment. Sosa (6.6) Is at risk of falling below the 5 percent threshold needed to stay on the ballot.
Votes must be handed over by Dec. 21. Players elected and even choices announced Dec. 7 by the pre plug-in era committee(In 1946) Could be inducted July 24 at Cooperstown.
The actual ballot: Garret Anderson, Brad Ausmus, Jason Bagwell, Barry provides, Luis Castillo, Roger Clemens, Jake Eckstein, Micheal Edmonds, Nomar Garciaparra, Troy Glaus, Ken Griffey jr, Signature Grudzielanek, Robert Hampton, Trevor Hoffman, Jerr Kendall, Barry Kent, Chris Lowell, Edgar Martinez, Sam McGriff, Stamp McGwire, Scott Mussina, Dave Piazza, Harry Raines, Curt Schilling, Whilst gary Sheffield, Lee henderson, Sammy Sosa, John Sweeney, Mike Trammell, Billy Wagner, Larry jogger, Randy Winn.
Donaldson named fans Choice MLB player of year
Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson was voted major league player of the year and AL impressive player in the annual Players Choice Awards, And Washington slugger Bryce Harper was picked as the NL perfect player.
Houston ace Dallas Keuchel was voted the AL impressive pitcher, And Dodgers right hander Zack Greinke the NL perfect pitcher.
Astros shortstop Carlos Correa and Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant were best rookies, While Texas slugger Prince Fielder and Mets pitcher Matt Harvey were the top return players.
Indians OF Brantley out 5 6 months after shoulder complex surgery
Indians outfielder Michael Brantley could miss the beginning of next season following right shoulder surgery.
They said Brantley, Cleveland best all about player, Is predicted to be ready"For game exercise" In 5 to 6 months after going through an arthroscopic procedure in Wilmington, Delete. Brantley had a small tear on the surface in his right labrum.
Brantley injured his shoulder scheming to make a diving catch in Minnesota on Sept. 22. He received a steroid shot and tried to play down the stretch as the Indians fought for a wild card berth. But the Indians eventually shut him down in the final week after they were long gone from the playoff chase.
Following a season, Brantley had hoped surgery wouldn’t be necessary. But after polishing off a rehab program under the direction of the team medical staff, His problems didn subside. He contacted with Dr. Craig Morgan, Who counseled and performed the surgery.
The 28 year old Brantley battled injuries up and down last season. He still were able to bat.310 equipped in 15 homers, An AL leading 45 increases and 84 RBIs in 137 games the fewest he played since 2011.
Brantley had an outbreak season in 2014, The minute he batted.327, Made the All Star team and terminated third in MVP voting.
He began last season managing sore back that flared up during spring training and Brantley also dealt with a left shoulder issue.
The Indians will open next season on April 4 by yourself against Boston.
Foot surgery side lines Angels Pujols
Angels slugger Albert Pujols is recouping after having surgery to repair the planter plate in his right foot.
New Los Angeles gm Billy Eppler says Pujols will spend the winter rehabilitating in the Kansas City area.
The 35 years old first baseman hit.244 with 40 homers and 95 RBIs this season generating the All Star team. He gained the 40 homer mark for the seventh time overall and first since 2010, When he set up for St. Louis.