Curtis Granderson voted finalist for MLBPA Man of the Year Award


Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Curtis Granderson could win his third career Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award in 2018. (Frank Gunn/CP)

Former Blue Jays outfielder Curtis Granderson is a candidate for a third career Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award.

Granderson, who finished the season with the Milwaukee Brewers, is one of three finalists for the award – alongside the Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout and the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Paul Goldschmidt.

The honour is given annually to a Major League Baseball player who shows outstanding leadership on the field and in the community. It is considered the most prestigious of the 10 Players Choice Awards given out by the MLB Players Association.

The Grand Kids Foundation, founded by Granderson in 2007, promotes youth development through education, physical activities and nutrition.

Granderson was previously awarded in 2009 with the Detroit Tigers and in 2016 with the New York Mets.

Winners for all 10 awards will be announced on November 27. The awarded player will receive a $50,000 grant from the MLB Players Trust as an aid to a charity of choice.

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