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Moustakas wins TSN's AL Comeback award

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Mike Moustakas was named The Sporting News' American League Comeback Player of the Year for 2017 on Tuesday.

The Royals third baseman set the franchise's single-season record with 38 home runs this year. Moustakas was named an All-Star for the second time in his career, finished the season tied for fifth in homers among AL hitters and tied for eighth in the Majors.

Mike Moustakas was named The Sporting News' American League Comeback Player of the Year for 2017 on Tuesday.

The Royals third baseman set the franchise's single-season record with 38 home runs this year. Moustakas was named an All-Star for the second time in his career, finished the season tied for fifth in homers among AL hitters and tied for eighth in the Majors.

Last season, Moustakas was able to play only 27 games after tearing his ACL on May 22 in a collision with teammate Alex Gordon while chasing a foul fly ball down the left-field line.

But Moustakas bounced back to play 148 games this season, finishing the year hitting .272/.314/.521 with the 38 homers, 85 RBIs and 75 runs. His slugging percentage, home runs, runs and RBIs were all career bests.

The Sporting News' awards are voted on by a panel of players in each league. Moustakas joins Bret Saberhagen (1987) as the second Royals player to be named AL Comeback Player of the Year by The Sporting News.

David Adler is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @_dadler.

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