Major League Baseball roundup
(The Sports Xchange) - Miami Marlins third baseman Casey McGehee and Seattle Mariners pitcher Chris Young were named the National League and American League Comeback Players of the Year on Friday.
The award is based on a vote of 30 beat reporters, one from each major-league team.
McGehee, fifth in the National League Rookie of the Year voting while with the Milwaukee Brewers in 2009, played for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles in Japan in 2013. He returned to major leagues in 2014 with the Marlins and hit .287 with four homers, 29 doubles with 76 RBIs.
Young was named to the All-Star team in 2007 while with the San Diego Padres. But he did not pitch in the major leagues at all in 2013 after being plagued by a series of injuries.
He was 12-9 record and a 3.65 earned-run average for Seattle this season.
Third baseman Pablo Sandoval, who rejected a $15.3 million qualifying offer from the San Francisco Giants, is seeking at least a six-year deal.
Sandoval's agent, Gustavo Vasquez, told the San Francisco Chronicle he has spoken to a "few teams" since free agency began Tuesday, including the Giants.
According to ESPN.com, general manager Brian Sabean has told free agent starting pitchers Jake Peavy and Ryan Vogelsong that the World Series champions need time to try to re-sign Sandoval before turning their attention to any other position. Continued...