Originally posted on Fox Sports North  |  By TYLER MASON  |  Last updated 10/15/13
The Minnesota Twins' 2013 season was a disappointment as they finished with a 66-96 record for the second straight year. However, now that the season has been over for a few weeks, it's time to look back at the year that was and hand out end-of-year awards. Here are the players I felt were worthy of the following honors. Position player of the year: C Joe Mauer Honorable mention: 2B Brian Dozier While Mauer missed the final month of the season due to a concussion, he was his consistent self at the plate this year for the Twins. The 30-year-old Mauer batted .324 with a .404 on-base percentage in 113 games in 2013. His 11 home runs were the most since he hit 28 in 2009. While Mauer's 47 RBI were fewer than recent years, part of it was due to those ahead of him in the batting order failing to reach base. Mauer's OPS of .880 was his highest since his MVP season in 2009 when he had an OPS of 1.031. He earned his sixth All-Star bid and split his time between catcher (75 games), designa...
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