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kan_t
10-06-10, 12:38 AM
Pitchers Tim Hudson of the Braves and Francisco Liriano of the Twins have been the voted the comeback players of the year.

Hudson had elbow ligament-replacement surgery in 2008 and was limited to just seven starts the following season. But the right-hander went 17-9 with a 2.83 ERA this year to win the NL award and help Atlanta reach the postseason.

Liriano had a career-high 14 wins for Minnesota this season and will start Game 1 of the AL playoffs against the New York Yankees on Wednesday night. The 26-year-old lefty missed the entire 2007 season following elbow-ligament replacement surgery and was limited by injuries each of the previous two years.

The awards were voted on by the 30 beat writers of MLB.com and announced Tuesday.

http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/Atlanta-Braves-Tim-Hudson-Minnesota-Twins-Francisco-Liriano-win-comeback-player-awards-100510

Congrats!

Eldee5
10-06-10, 11:36 AM
Congratulations to Hudson and Liriano.

I wonder why the Comeback Player awards are announced immediately after the regular season ends while we have to wait until after the World Series ends for the Cy Young, MVP, ROY, etc.

BroadwayBomber55
10-06-10, 12:16 PM
I had Pat Burrell in my NL Comeback Player of the Year pick.

But Tim Hudson is not a bad choice either.