The Baseball Writers’ Association of America announced today that Tampa Bay’s Wil Myers has won the Jackie Robinson AL Rookie of the Year award. Myers hit .293 with 13 HR and 53 RBI. He was first on 23 of the 30 ballots submitted.
Cleveland’s Cody Allen was tied for sixth with two points. Allen was listed third on a pair of ballots. The Elyria Chronicle-Telegram’s Chris Assenheimer gave Allen one of the two votes, and Steve Kroner of the San Francisco Chronicle was the other writer that voted for Allen.
The Plain Dealer’s Bud Shaw (the other Cleveland area writer) did not have Allen listed.
Allen appeared in 77 games for the Indians, logging 70.1 innings pitched with a 2.43 ERA. He struck out 88 and walked 26. Allen also recorded two saves.
Cody is eligible for arbitration in 2016, and will not become a free agent until 2019 at the earliest.
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