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!