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Mark Trumbo Named AL Comeback Player Of The Year

BALTIMORE (WJZ) -- Orioles Mark Trumbo was named Sporting News' 2016 American League Comeback Player of the Year, as selected by a panel of 174 AL players.

Trumbo led all of major league baseball with 47 home runs and hit a 108 RBI career high as well. He was among the AL leaders in games played, slugging and total bases while slashing .256/.316/.533.

"He's an excellent veteran player," Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette told the Baltimore Sun last month. "I really like what he's done for our team. He's got some really good personal qualities that add to the ballclub."

Trumbo is the third Oriole to win the Sporting News comeback award, following Boog Powell in 1966 and Rick Sutcliffe in 1992. The veteran slugger edged out Rangers outfielder Ian Desmond by just one vote.

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