Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke collects Silver Slugger award.

Zack GreinkeDodgers pitcher Zack Greinke was chosen as the winner of the Silver Slugger Award at his position Wednesday.

Greinke led qualifying MLB pitchers with a .328 batting average, 19 hits and a .409 on-base percentage, and tied for the MLB lead with two stolen bases. Along with Clayton Kershaw, Greinke was one of two Dodgers pitchers who was used as a pinch-hitter by manager Don Mattingly this season. Greinke walked in his only pinch-hit appearance.

Orel Hershiser in 1993 was the last Dodgers pitcher to win the award, which has been given out every year since 1980. Fernando Valenzuela (1981, 1983) and Tim Leary (1988) are the others.

Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis chimed in with his support on Twitter:

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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.