White Sox's Abreu, Hahn win Sporting News awards
The heavy favorite to win American League MVP honors next month, White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu was chosen as the 2020 Sporting News Major League Baseball Player of the Year on Thursday.
Sox general manager Rick Hahn was chosen Sporting News Major League Baseball Executive of the Year.
Abreu, 33, hit .317/.370/.617 with 15 doubles, 19 home runs, 60 RBI, 148 total bases, 34 extra-base hits and 21 multihit efforts in 60 games this season, his seventh with the White Sox.
For the second straight year, Abreu was the AL leader in RBI.
"I am honored to be recognized with this award as this is very special to me, my family and the White Sox organization," Abreu said in a statement. "I want to thank God and everybody who voted for me. This award really means a lot to me and is humbling because it comes from my fellow players."
In his eighth season as Sox GM, Hahn assembled a roster that advanced to the playoffs for the first time since 2008.
"I am humbled by this honor, both because of the list of previous winners but also due to the absence of the names of so many of my co-workers who should join my name on this year's award," Hahn said in a statement. "I view this award as recognition of excellent work by many across the entire White Sox organization to set us up for a bright future."