Abreu, Sale Get Nods From Players Association

CBS Chicago

(CBS) — Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu has been named the Players Choice American League Outstanding Rookie, while left-hander Chris Sale also was announced as a finalist for AL Outstanding Pitcher.

Those were among the local honors in the Players Choice Awards presented by the Major League Baseball Players Association.

It marks the second AL Rookie of the Year award for Abreu, who also was honored by the Sporting News on Oct. 20.

Abruu, 27, was named to the AL All-Star Team, the fifth White Sox rookie to accomplish that feat and was named AL Player of the Month in April and July and AL Rookie of the Month in April, June and July.  He is the first White Sox to win a Players Choice award since Adam Dunn was named AL Comeback Player of the Year following the 2012 season.

Sale, 25, went 12-4 with a 2.17…

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