Joe Mauer Named AL MVP

Twins catcher Joe Mauer was named the American League MVP today, according to a team press release.  Mauer was a near-unanimous pick for first place, with Miguel Cabrera getting one vote (from Keizo Konishi of Kyodo News).  Mark Teixeira and Derek Jeter placed second and third in the voting; Cabrera fourth.  The AP's report notes that Mauer gets $100K for the win and Cabrera $200K for his fourth-place finish.

The BBWAA's site has the full voting.  Hey, there's Placido Polanco!

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