Moli­tor, Lovullo win man­ager of the year

Vancouver Sun - - SPORTS -

Torey Lovullo of the Ari­zona Di­a­mond­backs has won the NL man­ager of the year award af­ter his first full sea­son as a big league skip­per. Paul Moli­tor of the Min­nesota Twins won the AL man­ager of the year award. An all-star with the Toronto Blue Jays in the 1990s, the 61-year-old Moli­tor re­ceived 18 of a pos­si­ble 30 first-place votes from mem­bers of the Baseball Writ­ers’ As­so­ci­a­tion of Amer­ica. Cleve­land’s Terry Fran­cona re­ceived 11 first-place votes and fin­ished sec­ond. Lovullo, 52, guided the Di­a­mond­backs to a 93-69 record and their first play­off spot since 2011. He won the NL award with 18 of 30 first-place votes, ahead of Dave Roberts with the Los An­ge­les Dodgers, with five.

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