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Francisco Liriano Named the NL Comeback Player of the Year

Francisco Liriano Named the NL Comeback Player of the Year

Francisco Liriano was named the NL Comeback Player of the Year. (Photo Credit: David Hague)

Francisco Liriano was named the National League Comeback Player of the Year tonight, beating out Jorge De La Rosa, Chase Utley, and Jayson Werth. This is not to be confused with the Sporting News Comeback Player of the Year award, which also went to Liriano a few weeks ago. The obvious difference is that this award is presented by MLB, while the other is presented by The Sporting News.

This is the second time that Liriano has won a Comeback Player of the Year award presented by MLB. The other time was the 2010 season with the Minnesota Twins. He becomes the first player to ever win the award twice. There's not much else to say about this award that wasn't said during The Sporting News version,...

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