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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Perhaps no one responded more positively to the Royals' decision to bring in George Brett and Pedro Grifol as the team's new hitting coaches in late May than first baseman Eric Hosmer, who resurrected his career in 2013.
And with that resurrection came another honor. Hosmer, who also won his first Gold Glove last week, on Tuesday was named the Les Milgram Royals player of the year as voted on by the Kansas City chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA).
Billy Butler received the honor in 2012.
Hosmer was hitting just .262 with only one homer when the Royals reassigned Jack Maloof and Andre David, and brought in Brett and Grifol. From then on, Hosmer hit .303 in June, .324 in July, .323 in August and .324 in September.
For the season, Hosmer finished at .302 with 17 homers and 79 RBIs. He also won the first Gold Glove of his career.
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