Pujols, Mauer top Slugger list

November 12, 2010

While some of the usual names appeared among the victors when the results were announced on Thursday — including Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols and Twins catcher Joe Mauer — there were only five repeat winners from 2009, tying the record low for the amount of turnover for the 30-year-old award. The low was previously set in 1982.

The Rangers' Vladimir Guerrero won his eighth award overall but his first since he moved from the outfield to DH.

He was joined on the AL squad by Rangers teammate Josh Hamilton, who made it for the second time as an outfielder.

•A team source told ESPN that the Phillies have "no chance" of keeping right fielder Jayson Werth because they don't want to go beyond three or four years in contract length.

Carlos Beltran expressed his desire to finish his career with the Mets and remain in center field, but he added that he is open to considering waiving his no-trade clause or discussing a move to right field if the organization believes either move is best.

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