NEW YORK — Seattle pitcher Chris Young and Miami third baseman Casey McGehee have been selected as baseball’s comeback players of the year.
Young, a 35-year-old right-hander, won the AL award after being limited to nine starts in 2013 — all in the minor leagues — because of injuries. He was 12-9 with a 3.65 ERA in 29 starts and one relief appearance this year, reaching double digits in wins for the first time since 2006.
McGehee, who turned 32 last month, hit .287 with 29 doubles, four home runs, 76 RBI to win the NL honor following a season with the Rakuten Golden Eagles of Japan’s Pacific League.
The awards, announced Friday, were voted on by the 30 beat writers from MLB.com, who each selected one candidate in each league.