For the fourth consecutive year, our own Big Papi was named to the Silver Slugger team as DH. The award is for the top offensive players at each position and is decided by a vote by managers and coaches. The rest of the AL winners:

1B—Carlos Pena, Tampa Bay (1st award)
2B—Placido Polanco, Detroit (1st award)
3B—Alex Rodriguez, New York (9th award)
SS—Derek Jeter, New York (2nd award)
OF—Magglio Ordonez, Detroit (3rd award)
OF—Ichiro Suzuki, Seattle (2nd award)
OF—Vladimir Guerrero, Los Angeles (7th award)
C—Jorge Posada, New York (5th award)
DH—David Ortiz, Boston (4th award)

If they come out with the “Bad Ass on the field, Nice Guy off the field” award, Papi brings that one home too.