Corey Seager finishes third in National League MVP race.

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Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager won the National League Rookie of the Year award on Monday and finished third in the Rookie of the Year voting on Thursday. (Getty Images)

Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager finished third in National League Most Valuable Player voting, announced Thursday. He became one of seven players to finish in the top three vote-getters for the Rookie of the Year and MVP awards in the same season. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Seager is also the first NL rookie to finish in the top three in an MVP race since 1952, when Dodger pitcher Joe Black finished third.

More from colleague Bill Plunkett here.

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Watch: Vin Scully to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Recently retired Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully is one of 21 individuals who will receive a Presidential Medal of Freedom, the White House announced Wednesday. The presentation is scheduled for Nov. 22.

From the official press release:

Vin Scully is a broadcaster who, for 67 seasons, was the voice of the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers. In Southern California, where generations of fans have grown up listening to Dodger baseball, Scully’s voice is known as the “soundtrack to summer.” In 1988, he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Scully’s signature voice brought to life key moments in baseball history, including perfect games by Sandy Koufax and Don Larsen, Kirk Gibson’s home run in the 1988 World Series, and Hank Aaron’s record-breaking 715th home run.

The complete list of recipients is here.

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Dave Roberts is the 2016 National League Manager of the Year.

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Dodgers manager Dave Roberts won the NL Manager of the Year award on Tuesday. (John McCoy/Staff photographer)

Dave Roberts, who guided the Dodgers to 91 wins and a division title in his first season managing at any level, was named National League Manager of the Year on Tuesday. Roberts was listed first on 16 out of 30 ballots. The Baseball Writers’ Association of America voted on the award after the regular season.

Roberts’ own struggles on his journey to the big leagues helped him relate to his players, writes colleague Bill Plunkett.

Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon finished second to Roberts and was listed first on my ballot. Here’s why.

 

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Corey Seager, Kenta Maeda, Dave Roberts among finalists for BBWAA awards.

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Dodgers manager Dave Roberts and shortstop Corey Seager are up for BBWAA awards next week. (John McCoy/Staff photographer)


Corey Seager has a chance to become the third player ever to win his league’s Most Valuable Player award and Rookie of the Year Award. The Dodgers’ shortstop is among top three vote-getters for both awards, the Baseball Writers’ Association of America announced Monday.

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Justin Turner is the Dodgers’ only Gold Glove Award finalist.

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Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner is one of three finalists for a National League Gold Glove Award at his position. (Getty Images)


Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner is one of three finalists for a National League Gold Glove Award at his position. Anthony Rendon of the Washington Nationals and Nolan Arenado of the Colorado Rockies are the others.

Arenado has won the award the last three years.

In his first year playing third base exclusively (the former utilityman logged one inning at first base), Turner compiled a .972 fielding percentage (nine errors in 144 games). Arenado (20), Rendon (8) and Turner (7) were the top three NL third basemen in defensive runs saved. Turner led the field in Ultimate Zone Rating, another advanced metric.

The Gold Glove Awards are voted on by managers and coaches in both leagues. Their selections account for approximately three-quarters of the vote. A statistical component, called the SDI (SABR Defensive Index), accounts for about one-quarter of the rankings. Arenado (8.8) was slightly ahead of Turner (8.4) in the most recent SDI rankings among National League third basemen.

The winners will be announced Nov. 8 on ESPN.

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