JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Miami Marlins ace Sandy Alcantara acquired his NL Cy Younger Award trophy on Sunday for the second time — and this time he has no motive to offer it again.
“I wish to maintain it for the remainder of my life,” Alcantara stated. “I believe that’s for my mother.”
When the Baseball Writers’ Affiliation of America initially offered Alcantara with the trophy at its January awards dinner, the plaque dubbed each Alcantara and AL winner Justin Verlander the “most valuble” pitchers of their leagues, leaving out the second “a” in “helpful.”
Afterward, the group instructed him it might present a brand new one.
The alternative incorporates the extra up-to-date “most excellent” phrasing — and it’s spelled appropriately.
Marlins proprietor Bruce Sherman presented the award to Alcantara at home plate earlier than Miami’s spring coaching dwelling opener towards St. Louis.
As a part of the temporary ceremony, the Roger Dean Stadium Chevrolet public tackle announcer proclaimed that Alcantara was “lastly” receiving his award.
“I didn’t anticipate that I used to be going to get my award at the moment,” Alcantara stated. “I believed I’d go outdoors and have enjoyable with my teammates. However after I noticed the shock, it made my day at the moment.”
Alcantara went 14-9 with a 2.28 ERA in 2022, pitching a league-high 228 2/3 innings. The 27-year-old right-hander expects to contend for the Cy Younger once more this season.
“Sure, 100%,” Alcantara stated. “If I’m wholesome I can do it once more.”
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