Cards shut out of Players Choice Awards

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

Three Cardinals players were finalists for Players Choice Awards, but none of the three came away with the hardware (and charity donation). Winners were announced during a one-hour MLB Network show on Monday night.

Yadier Molina, along with Andrew McCutchen and Paul Goldschmidt, were up for the NL Outstanding Player award. For the second straight year, McCutchen won the award.

Shelby Miller was one of three NL finalists for the Top Rookie award, which was awarded to Miami’s Jose Fernandez. Yasiel Puig was the third finalist.

Carlos Beltran was one of three finalists for the Marvin Miller Award, an annual honor to a player who inspires others to higher levels of achievement by his on-field performances and contributions to his community. Mariano Rivera and Raul Ibanez were the other two finalists, and Rivera won the award.

Baseball’s awards season continues for another two weeks. Up next? The Baseball Writers Association of America will unveil finalists for its four league awards (MVP, Cy Young, Manager of Year, Rookie of Year) on MLB Network at 5 pm CT on Tuesday.

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