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Blue Jays 3B Josh Donaldson Named 2016 Silver Slugger Award Recipient

For the second consecutive year, Blue Jays star Josh Donaldson has captured the American League Silver Slugger Award, presented by Louisville Slugger, at third base.

Donaldson becomes the fifth player in Blue Jays history to win the award in back-to-back seasons. He joined Jose Bautista (2010-11), Carlos Delgado (1999-2000), Joe Carter (1991-92) and George Bell (1985-87) on that list when the award was announced Thursday night on MLB Network.

For the second consecutive year, Blue Jays star Josh Donaldson has captured the American League Silver Slugger Award, presented by Louisville Slugger, at third base.

Donaldson becomes the fifth player in Blue Jays history to win the award in back-to-back seasons. He joined Jose Bautista (2010-11), Carlos Delgado (1999-2000), Joe Carter (1991-92) and George Bell (1985-87) on that list when the award was announced Thursday night on MLB Network.

The main competitor for Donaldson at third base was Baltimore's Manny Machado. The two were mentioned earlier in the year as possible AL Most Valuable Player Award candidates, and in the end, Donaldson hit .284, with 37 homers, 99 RBIs, 122 runs and a .953 OPS compared to Machado's .294 average, 37 homers, 96 RBIs, 105 runs and .876 OPS.

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