Ortiz named to silver slugger team

Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz was named to the American League silver slugger team today, marking the fourth straight year he’s earned that honor.

The silver slugger awards are given to the top offensive players at each position as voted on by AL managers and coaches.

The entire AL team:

1B—Carlos Pena, Tampa Bay (1st award)
2B—Placido Polanco, Detroit (1st award)
3B—Alex Rodriguez, New York (9th award)
SS—Derek Jeter, New York (2nd award)
OF—Magglio Ordonez, Detroit (3rd award)
OF—Ichiro Suzuki, Seattle (2nd award)
OF—Vladimir Guerrero, Los Angeles (7th award)
C—Jorge Posada, New York (5th award)
DH—David Ortiz, Boston (4th award)

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