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Mike Moustakas named Players Choice Comeback Player of the Year

Moose returned in a big way

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Mike Moustakas was named the Players’ Choice for Comeback Player of the Year, the first Royals player ever to win the award. This award is given out by the MLBPA. He was also named Comeback Player of the Year by The Sporting News last month.

Moustakas missed four months of the 2016 season with a knee injury after a collision with Alex Gordon, but returned to have a career-best season in the power department, setting the franchise record for home runs in a season with 38. Overall, he hit .272/.314/.521 with 38 home runs and 1.8 rWAR. He was named to his second All-Star Game and was a participant in the Home Run Derby. Moose has vowed to donate the charity award to the ACE 30 Fund.

Jason Vargas was also a finalist for this award.