McCarthy a finalist for MLB's Clemente award

September 18, 2012, 7:42 pm
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DETROIT -- Brandon McCarthy has been named one of Major League Baseball's finalists for the annual Roberto Clemente award that is given out to players that best exemplify sportsmanship, community involvement and a positive contribution to their team.

McCarthy and his wife Amanda raised over 18,000 dollars through auctions to help raise money for the victims of the Colorado Wildfires this June. The proceeds were donated to the Pikes Peak Chapter of the American Red Cross in Colorado Springs and the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region.A player from each team is nominated and you can vote for the winner here. The voting process ends at 8:59 p.m. on October 14.McCarthy was involved in a scary incident on September 5 when he was struck above the right ear by a line drive off the bat of Angels shortstop Erick Aybar at the Oakland Coliseum. The 29-year-old subsequently underwent two hours of surgery that same night to relieve pressure on his brain caused by an epidural hemorrhage. He was released from the hospital on September 11. Doctors agreed that he has made an excellent recovery from the injury.
Fox Sports reporter Ken Rosenthal is reporting that Major League Baseball is looking into ways to protect pitchers from head injuries with custom hats. It is good to see that MLB is trying to find a way to protect pitchers from the risks they incur.Here are all the finalists for the 2012 Roberto Clemente AwardArizona Diamondbacks Willie Bloomquist
Atlanta Braves Tim Hudson
Baltimore Orioles Jim Johnson
Boston Red Sox Jon Lester
Chicago Cubs David DeJesus
Chicago White Sox Jake Peavy
Cincinnati Reds Todd Frazier
Cleveland Indians Jason Kipnis
Colorado Rockies Michael Cuddyer
Detroit Tigers Miguel Cabrera
Houston Astros Wesley Wright
Kansas City Royals Alex Gordon
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim C.J. Wilson
Los Angeles Dodgers Clayton Kershaw
Miami Marlins Logan Morrison
Milwaukee Brewers Rickie Weeks
Minnesota Twins Justin Morneau
New York Mets Johan Santana
New York Yankees Mark Teixeira
Oakland Athletics Brandon McCarthy
Philadelphia Phillies Jimmy Rollins
Pittsburgh Pirates Chris Resop
St. Louis Cardinals Matt Holliday
San Diego Padres Luke Gregerson
San Francisco Giants Matt Cain
Seattle Mariners Felix Hernandez
Tampa Bay Rays David Price
Texas Rangers Michael Young
Toronto Blue Jays - Ricky Romero
Washington Nationals Ryan Zimmerman