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Dunn Named Sporting News AL Comeback Player Of The Year

Adam Dunn. (Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Adam Dunn. (Leon Halip/Getty Images)

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(WSCR) After a dreadful 2011 season, Adam Dunn has been named the American League Comeback Player of the Year by Sporting News.

The 32-year-old Dunn batted .204 with 41 home runs, 96 RBI, 105 walks and 87 runs scored in 151 games with the White Sox in 2012, increasing his totals in every category from 2011, when he hit .159  with 11 homers, 42 RBI, 36 runs scored and 75 walks in 122 games.

“We had a number of guys mentioned throughout the season as candidates for this award, which is gratifying for us as a coaching staff,” said White Sox Manager Robin Ventura.  “Adam is one of the best clubhouse guys I have been around, and it’s nice to see that his hard work paid off.  He is deserving of the honor.”