Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 10/19/12
Catcher Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants and closer Fernando Rodney of the Tampa Bay Rays have been named the recipients of the 2012 National League and American League Comeback Player of the Year Awards, respectively, Major League Baseball announced today. The Comeback Player of the Year Awards are officially sanctioned by Major League Baseball and presented annually to one player in each League who has re-emerged on the field during the season. In addition, Rodney has been named Major League Baseball’s Delivery Man of the Year, an award that recognizes the most outstanding relief pitcher of the regular season as voted on by a panel from Major League Baseball. Posey, who played in just 45 games in 2011 after sustaining a season-ending injury on May 25th, captured the National League batting title in 2012 after hitting .336 with a career-best 24 home runs and 103 RBI. The 25-year-old backstop also posted career highs with 39 doubles, 78 runs scored, 69 walks, a .408 on-base ...
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