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Jeimer Candelario a repeat winner of Tiger of the Year honors

Detroit — For the first time in eight years, there is a repeat winner of the annual Tiger of the Year award, voted on and presented by the Detroit chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America.

Jeimer Candelario, a runaway winner in 2020, edged out both Jonathan Schoop and Robbie Grossman to become the first player since Miguel Cabrera in 2012 and 2013 to win the award in consecutive years.

In his age 27 season, Candelario led baseball with 42 doubles while leading the Tigers in WAR (3.7), OPS-plus (122) and wRC-plus (119). He also played in a career-most 149 games, including a stretch of 83 consecutive starts at third base.