TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 20: Mike Moustakas #8 of the Kansas City Royals celebrates after hitting a solo home run in the sixth inning, setting a club record with 37 home runs in a season, during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on September 20, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas has been named the American League Comeback Player of the Year by the MLB.
In 2016, Moustakas was limited to just 27 games due to a torn ACL. But this year he hit a career-best 38 home runs and beat the franchise's single-season record of 36 set by Steve Balboni in 1985.
He also set career highs with 76 runs scored, 85 RBIs and 289 total bases.
Former Kansas City Royals pitcher Greg Holland was named the National League recipient of the award, pitching for the Colorado Rockies in 2017.
This is Moose's third similar award. He also earned "Comeback Player of the Year" from The Sporting News and the MLB Players' Choice Awards.