Clayton Kershaw one of three finalists for MLBPA Player of the Year Award.

Clayton KershawClayton Kershaw might not win the National League’s Most Valuable Player Award, but he might be chosen the best player in both leagues.

Kershaw was nominated, along with Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers and Chris Davis of the Baltimore Orioles, for the MLB Players’ Association Player of the Year award.

He’s also one of three nominees for the NL Outstanding Pitcher award, along with José Fernández of the Miami Marlins and Francisco Liriano of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig is nominated for the NL’s Outstanding Rookie award, along with Fernandez and St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Shelby Miller.

Winners will be revealed on MLB Network on Nov. 4 at 8 p.m.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.