Miguel Cabrera wins Players Choice Player of the Year, Most Outstanding Player

Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE

Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera won the 2012 Player of the Year and AL Outstanding Player as part of the Players Choice Awards.

Coming off his Triple Crown season, Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera was named the Player of the Year and the American League Outstanding Player on Monday as part of the 2012 MLB Players Choice Awards.

Cabrera beat Angels center fielder Mike Trout and Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen for the Player of the Year award. Trout and Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre were the other finalists for the AL Outstanding Player award. The Players Choice Awards are held by the Major League Players Association and voted on by players.

This is the second straight season a Tiger has been named the Player of the Year, as Justin Verlander took home the award last season. Cabrera hit .330 with 44 home runs and 139 RBI this season, leading the American league in all three categories.

Verlander, who is one of the favorites for the AL Cy Young award, was not one of the finalists for the AL Outstanding Pitcher. The award instead went to Tampa Bay's David Price.

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