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Tigers' Cabrera Loses AL Outstanding Player Award To Rangers' Josh Hamilton

If Austin Jackson looks like the favorite to win American League Rookie of the Year after getting top rookie honors from The Sporting News and the Players Choice Awards, then teammate Miguel Cabrera might be in for some disappointment in the voting for AL Most Valuable Player. 

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Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton was the winner of the Players Choice Award for 2010 AL Outstanding Player on Wednesday. 

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As MLB.com's Jason Beck reports, Hamilton and Cabrera were finalists for the award, along with Toronto's Jose Bautista, who hit 54 home runs for the Blue Jays this season. 

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Cabrera batted .328/.420/.622 with 38 homers and 126 RBIs for the Tigers in 2010. His RBI total was the highest in baseball. Hamilton led the majors with a .359/.411/.633 average and 1.044 OPS. He also hit 32 homers and drove in 100 runs despite missing 29 games at the end of the season due to a rib injury.

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