By Joe Christensen
Joe Mauer’s offseason hardware collection continued Thursday, as he was voted American League Player of the Year by his peers in the Major League Baseball Players Association.
Mauer, 26, is strong candidate for AL MVP honors. That award will be announced Nov. 23 by the Baseball Writers Association of America. This is Mauer’s first Player of the Year selection by the MLBPA.
Albert Pujols took home NL Player of the Year honors for the seventh time.