For the second year in a row, Cleveland Indians infielders Jose Ramirez and Francisco Lindor have won American League Silver Slugger Awards.
Lindor, 24, is the first Cleveland shortstop in club history to capture multiple Silver Slugger Awards. In 2018, he tied for the Major League lead in runs (129) and became the first shortstop in MLB history with at least 35 homers, 40 doubles and 20 stolen bases in a single season. All totaled, the 3-time American League All-Star batted .277 (183-for-661) with 42 doubles, 2 triples, 38 home runs and 92 RBI in 158 games for the Tribe.
Ramirez became only the third Indian to record a 30-30 season (at least 30 home runs and 30 stolen bases) in a single season, joining Joe Carter and Grady Sizemore. He batted .270 (156-for-578) with 38 doubles, 4 triples, 39 home runs and 105 RBI in 157 games. Ramirez finished fourth among all AL players in slugging (.552), OPS (.939), RBIs, runs (110), total bases (319) and homers. He leads all MLB players in extra-base hits over the last two seasons (172). The 26-year-old Ramirez is a top three finalist for the American League MVP award for the second straight campaign.
Ramirez and Lindor are the first Indians teammates to win back-to-back Silver Sluggers since Roberto Alomar and Manny Ramirez in 1999-2000.
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