Cruz, Garver Take Home MLB Awards
The ageless wonder Nelson Cruz and Mitch Garver were honored on Monday with Major League Baseball's top awards.
According to MLB.com, Garver had a tremendous breakout season with a .995 OPS (156 OPS+) and 31 home runs in just 311 at-bats for the Twins. Entering the 2019 campaign, Garver had seven homers in 348 career at-bats between '17 and '18.
Cruz was at the heart of a powerhouse Minnesota lineup, putting together a vintage campaign in which he posted a 1.031 OPS and slammed 41 homers, including the 400th of his career in his age-38 season.
The Twins will await the announcement of Manager of the Year as their skipper Rocco Baldelli is in the running along with New York's Aaron Boon and Kevin Cash of Tampa Bay. The name will be released on Tuesday, November 12.