CLEVELAND (AP) -- Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera and closer Chris Perez have been honored by the local chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America.
Cabrera won the Man of the Year Award after having the finest year by an Indians shortstop since Hall of Famer Lou Boudreau's AL MVP season 1948. The switch-hitter had career highs of 25 home runs and 92 RBIs. He also hit .273 and sparkled in the field.
Perez was selected as the winner of the Steve Olin Good Guy Award for his cooperation with the media. The right-hander had a career-high 36 saves. Writers noted that win or lose, before games or after, Perez never ducked questions and generally provided candid and forthright commentary on the Indians, who surprisingly led the AL Central until fading in August.