Major League Baseball announced the finalists for their year-end awards on Monday night. First baseman Josh Bell was named as one of three finalists for the NL Rookie of the Year award. The Dodgers Cody Bellinger and the Cardinals Paul DeJong are the other two finalists. Bellinger is expected to win the award.

Bell hit .255/.334/.466 in 159 games for the Pirates, with 26 doubles, six triples, 26 homers, 66 walks, 75 runs scored and 90 RBIs. Jason Bay in 2004 is the only Pittsburgh Pirate to win the Rookie of the Year award. The winner will be announced next Monday.

Last week, David Freese was named as a finalist for the Gold Glove award at third base. Nolan Arenado and Anthony Rendon are also finalists. Arenado has won the award in each of his first four seasons in the majors and he ...

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