Peers select Posey as NL's Comeback Player of the Year

October 23, 2012, 8:51 pm
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Giants catcher Buster Posey has been named the National Leagues Comeback Playerof the Year by the Sporting News, which polled 203 major league players.After missing the majority of the 2011 season following a violent home-platecollision with the Marlins Scott Cousins on May 25, Posey bounced back to playin 148 games for the 2012 National League champion Giants. Posey finished witha .336 average, good enough to win the NL batting title, along with acareer-high 24 home runs and 103 RBI.Posey earned 31 votes, just two ahead of the Nationals AdamLaRoche. The American League award went to Adam Dunn with 19 votes, one aheadof the Angels Kendrys Morales.Posey was also awarded Comeback Player of the Year by a panel of MLB.comwriters and appears to be the favorite for NL Most Valuable Player honors aswell.

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