Boston's Pedroia Wins American League MVP

Second baseman, last season's top rookie, beats out Minnesota's Morneau, teammate Youkilis
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 18, 2008 1:36 PM CST
Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia won the American League Most Valuable Player award today.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia was named the American League’s Most Valuable Player today, the Globe reports, beating out Minnesota’s Justin Morneau and Red Sox teammate Kevin Youkilis. Pedroia, 25, was the AL’s top rookie last season, and finished 2008 with a league-leading 213 hits, batting .326 with 17 home runs and 83 RBIs. He also won the Gold Glove at his position.