San Diego Padres' Manny Machado among finalists for NL MVP

Rookie Jake Cronenworth, skipper Jayce Tingler also up for awards
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Posted at 6:15 AM, Nov 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-03 09:15:53-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A successful regular season could mean some end-of-the-year award hardware for members of the San Diego Padres.

On Monday, the Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA) revealed the finalists for National League Most Valuable Player, Rookie of the Year, and Manager of the Year.

Manny Machado is among the finalists for National League MVP. The Padres’ star third baseman, Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts, and Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman are all in the running for the award.

Noticeably absent from the finalists list is Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr., who was considered among the favorites for the MVP award throughout the season.

The last Padres player to be named NL MVP was Ken Caminiti in 1996.

The NL Rookie of the Year finalists include Padres second baseman Jake Cronenworth, Alec Bohm of the Phillies, and Devin Williams of the Brewers.

If Cronenworth wins the award, he would be the first Padres ROY winner since catcher Benito Santiago in 1987.

The Padres’ first-year manager, Jayce Tingler, was named a finalist for the NL’s Manager of the Year award. Tingler is joined by Marlins manager Don Mattingly and Cubs skipper David Ross as finalists.

Tingler could become the first Padres manager to win the award since Bud Black took home the prize in 2010.

The NL Rookie of the Year and Manager of the Year will be announced on Nov. 9; the NL Most Valuable Player is set to be revealed on Nov. 12.