2020 MLB MVP Awards: White Sox’s Jose Abreu, Braves’ Freddie Freeman Honored

It's first time Abreu and Freeman have earned the honor

Major League Baseball’s 2020 awards continued to roll out Thursday with this year’s American and National League MVP awards.

Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu and Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman have been named AL and NL MVPs for the 2020 campaign.

Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez and New York Yankees infielder DJ LeMahieu placed second and third, respectively, in the AL.

Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Mookie Betts placed second in the NL.

Abreu, 33, collected 19 home runs and 60 RBIs while batting .317 at the plate in just 60 regular-season games. Abreu is just the third Cuban-born player to earn the honor, per MLB Stats.

Freeman, 31, belted 13 home runs and 53 RBIs with a .341 batting average. Both his .462 on-base percentage and 1.102 OPS ranked second in the league.

This is both Abreu and Freeman’s first MVP honors.

Thumbnail photo via Kelley L Cox/USA TODAY Sports Images

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