Cabrera and Posey win MVP prizes

  • San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey and Detroit Tigers infielder Miguel Cabrera were named the Most Valuable Players for the National League and American League on Thursday.

    Posey, 25, rebounded from an injury-hit 2011 campaign to hit a major-league best .336 with 24 home runs, 39 doubles and drive in 103 runs over 148 games for the World Series champions.

    He was listed atop 27 of the 32 ballots submitted by the Baseball Writers' Association of America and ended with 422 total points.

    Meanwhile, Cabrera turned in a historic season in 2012, becoming the first player since Red Sox legend Carl Yastrzemski in 1967 to win the Triple Crown.

    The 29-year-old finished at the top of the list in batting (.330) while posting bests in all of baseball in homers (44) and RBI (139). The Venezuelan native led 22 of the 28 ballots cast, totaling 362 points.