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Robinson Cano Third, Josh Hamilton Wins AL MVP

New York Yankee second baseman Robinson Cano has finished third in the American League MVP voting. Josh Hamilton of the Texas Rangers was announced as the winner today, with Detroit's Miguel Cabrera placing second.

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"I would like to congratulate Josh Hamilton on winning the MVP," said Cano. "He is a great player and deserving of the award. I am very proud of my season and expect nothing less of myself. I will continue to work hard and play hard, and along with my teammates, do everything I can to help the Yankees get to and win the World Series."

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Hamilton received 358 points in balloting by members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, with Cabrera receiving 262 points. Cano totaled 229 points.

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The 28-year-old Yankee second baseman had the best season of his career in 2010, reaching the stardom many had predicted for him years ago. Cano batted .319 and set career highs with 29 home runs and 109 RBIs. He was fifth in the AL in batting average, sixth in runs (103), his .534 slugging percentage was seventh in the league and his 200 hits were second in all of baseball behind Ichiro Suzuki.

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