Dodgers’ Zack Greinke Wins Silver Slugger Award

LOS ANGELES ( — Zack Greinke of the Dodgers was named a winner of the Silver Slugger award during an hourlong telecast Wednesday on MLB Network.

The award is for the best hitter at each position during the 2013 season.

Greinke, 30, led all pitchers with a .328 batting average, 19 hits, a .409 on-base percentage and two stolen bases while ranking among the leaders in runs scored and doubles.

Since 1974, Greinke is the second-best hitter among Dodger pitchers, behind Orel Hershiser, who hit a whopping .373 in 1993.

The last Dodger player to win the award was  center fielder Matt Kemp in 2011.

The 2013 winners:

American League
1B – Chris Davis, Baltimore Orioles
2B – Robinson Cano, New York Yankees
3B – Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers
SS – J.J. Hardy, Baltimore Orioles
OF – Mike Trout, L.A. Angels
OF – Torii Hunter, Detroit Tigers
OF – Adam Jones, Baltimore Orioles
C – Joe Mauer, Minnesota Twins
DH – David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox

National League
1B – Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona Diamondbacks
2B – Matt Carpenter, St. Louis Cardinals
3B – Pedro Alvarez, Pittsburgh Pirates
SS – Ian Desmond, Washington Nationals
OF – Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates
OF – Michael Cuddyer, Colorado Rockies
OF – Jay Bruce, Cincinnati Reds
C – Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals
P – Zack Greinke, Los Angeles Dodgers


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