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Xander Bogaerts wins fifth career Silver Slugger award

Xander Bogaerts wins fifth career Silver Slugger award

Xander Bogaerts wins fifth career Silver Slugger award originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

Xander Bogaerts has added more silver to his collection.

The veteran shortstop won his fifth career Silver Slugger award on Thursday as the top offensive shortstop in the American League. Bogaerts, who captured his second consecutive award, hit .307 with 15 home runs and 73 RBIs this season. He led all qualified shortstops with a .307 average and a .377 on-base percentage.

The 30-year-old, who is set to test the market as a free agent, also won the Silver Slugger award in 2015, 2016 and 2019.

There were 10 first-time Silver Slugger winners across both leagues this season. The awards, which are voted on by Major League Baseball managers and coaches, included a utility player for the first time in league history.

Here is the full list of this season’s winners for the American League and National League.

FIRST BASE

AL: Nathaniel Lowe, Texas Rangers (first win)

NL: Paul Goldschmidt, St. Louis Cardinals (fifth win)

SECOND BASE

AL: Jose Altuve, Houston Astros (sixth win)

NL: Jeff McNeil, New York Mets (first win)

SHORTSTOP

AL: Xander Bogaerts, Boston Red Sox (fifth win)

NL: Trea Turner, Los Angeles Dodgers (first win)

THIRD BASE

AL: José Ramírez, Cleveland Guardians (fourth win)

NL: Nolan Arenado, St. Louis Cardinals (fifth win)

OUTFIELD

AL:

Aaron Judge, New York Yankees (third win)

Julio Rodríguez, Seattle Mariners (first win)

Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels (ninth win)

NL:

Mookie Betts, Los Angeles Dodgers (fifth win)

Kyle Schwarber, Philadelphia Phillies (first win)

Juan Soto, San Diego Padres (third win)

CATCHER

AL: Alejandro Kirk, Toronto Blue Jays (first win)

NL: J.T. Realmuto, Philadelphia Phillies (third win)

DESIGNATED HITTER

AL: Yordan Alvarez, Houston Astros (first win)

NL: Josh Bell, San Diego Padres (first win)

UTILITY

AL: Luis Arraez, Minnesota Twins (first win)

NL: Brandon Drury, San Diego Padres (first win)

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