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Adrian Beltre, Josh Hamilton are MVP finalists

Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre and outfielder Josh Hamilton are finalists for the American League MVP Award, handed out by the Baseball Writers Association of America. The finalists were announced on Wednesday.

Yu Darvish is a finalist for AL Rookie of the Year as well.

There are five finalists for the MVP. Joining Beltre and Hamilton are Mike Trout, Miguel Cabrera and Robinson Cano.

Trout is also a finalist for rookie of the year, along with Darvish and Yoenis Cespedes.