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Joc selected for Heart and Hustle Award

Rookie outfielder named Dodgers' 2015 winner by Alumni
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ATLANTA -- All-Star rookie center fielder Joc Pederson was named the Dodgers' recipient of the 2015 Heart and Hustle Award by the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association on Tuesday.

It's the only award in Major League Baseball voted on by former players and is given to one player on each club who displays "passion, desire, and work ethic demonstrated both on and off the field," according to the Alumni.

ATLANTA -- All-Star rookie center fielder Joc Pederson was named the Dodgers' recipient of the 2015 Heart and Hustle Award by the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association on Tuesday.

It's the only award in Major League Baseball voted on by former players and is given to one player on each club who displays "passion, desire, and work ethic demonstrated both on and off the field," according to the Alumni.

As the season nears conclusion, fans, Alumni and active players will vote on the final winner from the group of 30 team winners. The winner will be announced Nov. 10 at the 16th Annual Legends for Youth Dinner in New York City. 

Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association

The previous final winners are Josh Harrison (2014), Dustin Pedroia ('13), Mike Trout ('12), Torii Hunter ('11), Roy Halladay ('10), Albert Pujols ('09), Grady Sizemore ('08), Craig Biggio ('07, '06) and David Eckstein ('05).

Here are this year's preliminary winners:

National League East
Braves: Andrelton Simmons
Marlins: Dee Gordon
Mets: Curtis Granderson
Phillies: Chase Utley
Nationals: Ian Desmond

NL Central
Cubs: Anthony Rizzo
Reds: Todd Frazier
Brewers: Jonathan Lucroy
Pirates: Tony Watson
Cardinals: Matt Carpenter

NL West
Diamondbacks: Paul Goldschmidt
Rockies: DJ LeMahieu
Dodgers: Pederson
Padres: Derek Norris
Giants: Brandon Crawford

American League East
Orioles: Adam Jones
Red Sox: Pedroia
Yankees: Brett Gardner
Rays: Kevin Kiermaier
Blue Jays: Josh Donaldson

AL Central
White Sox: Geovany Soto
Indians: Jason Kipnis
Tigers: James McCann
Royals: Alex Gordon
Twins: Brian Dozier

AL West
Astros: George Springer
Angels: Trout
Athletics: Stephen Vogt
Mariners: Kyle Seager
Rangers: Prince Fielder

Carlos Collazo is an associate reporter for MLB.com.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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