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Liriano Named AL Comeback Player Of The Year

Twins left-hander Francisco Liriano was named the 2010 American League Comeback Player of the Year on Tuesday, after finally making it all the way back from Tommy John surgery on his pitching arm.

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Liriano had a 14-10 record this season with a 3.62 ERA, a year after a disastrous 5-13, 5.80 mark in 2009, his first full year back from the elbow ligament procedure. He is also slated to start Game One of the American League Divisional Playoffs for the Twins.

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Atlanta Braves right-hander Tim Hudson, who also underwent Tommy John surgery on his throwing arm, was the National League recipient of the award.

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Congratulations to Liriano and Hudson on their achievements.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.