Blue Jays receiver Alejandro Kirk wins Silver Slugger for the first time

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CHICAGO — Alejandro Kirk is a Silver Slugger for the first time in his career.

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The Toronto Blue Jays wide receiver won the award Thursday night, capping his career-best season.

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The Silver Slugger is Major League Baseball’s most offensive award, with the season’s best players in each position selected in a vote by coaches and managers of their respective leagues.

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Kirk had a .285 batting average with 14 home runs, 59 runs and 63 RBIs.

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Kirk, 24, also made his first all-star appearance this season.

Toronto had six players nominated for the award, but only Kirk won.

Outfielders Teoscar Hernandez and George Springer along with first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr., shortstop Bo Bichette and third baseman Matt Chapman were the other Blue Jays nominees.


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