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Monday November 11th, 2013

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Wil Myers hit .293 with 13 home runs as a rookie. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Wil Myers hit .293 with 13 home runs as a rookie. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Tampa Bay Rays right fielder Wil Myers won the American League Rookie of the Year award on Monday.

Myers received 23 first-place votes and totaled 131 points from the AL panel of the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Myers is the third Rays player to win the award.

Boston Red Sox shortstop Jose Iglesias came in second (five first-place votes, 80 points) and Rays pitcher Chris Archer finished third (one first-place votes and  35 points).

Myers, 22, hit .293/.354/.478 in 373 plate appearances, with 13 home runs, 53 RBI and scored 50 runs after being called up from Triple-A in June. Myers finished among the league leaders among all American League rookies in RBIs, on-base percentage and OPS in only 88 games played. Myers was hot down the stretch of the playoff run for the Rays, hitting .323 over his final 26 games to help the Rays secure the second wild card in the American League.

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