Cleveland Indians: 3 Players Receive Votes for AL MVP

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Oct 19, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor (12) celebrates with Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez (11) after scoring a run during the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays in game five of the 2016 ALCS playoff baseball series at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 19, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor (12) celebrates with Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez (11) after scoring a run during the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays in game five of the 2016 ALCS playoff baseball series at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports /
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Oct 19, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Cleveland Indians shortstop
Oct 19, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Cleveland Indians shortstop /

The Cleveland Indians did not have a player win the American League MVP award, but three players received votes for the award.

After such a successful season, it was no surprise the Cleveland Indians would have several players up for postseason awards. While some fans may grumble about winning a World Series being the only thing that matters, it is nice to see the players be recognized for a great season.

Francisco Lindor started off the festivities by winning a Gold Glove award, followed by Terry Francona, who won his second American League Manager of the Year award.

Tyler Naquin was up for the AL Rookie of the Year, finishing third, while Corey Kluber finished third in the AL Cy Young voting.

Regardless of who won and who was only nominated for awards, the Indians’ presence in the postseason award voting shows how great this team was in 2016. Kluber was expected to be the ace, but Naquin was a surprise all year once Michael Brantley went out for good, and Francona helped guide this team to a division title with a shorthanded roster.

This roster was filled with talent at every position, which is why some Indians showed up in the final results of the AL MVP voting. No player had a chance to win the award, but let’s see who ended up receiving some votes on the final ballot.

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