Quick Hit: Rodriguez is a Finalist for Comeback Player of the Year

As per Mark Feinsand:

Alex Rodriguez’s comeback season has been a major storyline around the Yankees all season. The rest of baseball took notice, apparently.

A-Rod is one of three finalists for the American League Comeback Player of the Year in this year’s Players Choice Awards, the MLB Players Association announced Thursday.

Prince Fielder of the Rangers and Kendrys Morales of the Royals are the other two finalists.

It is certainly exciting to see Rodriguez up for any award, let alone one that is determined in part by his peers. Heading into tonight's game, he's hitting .252/.356/.492 with 33 HR and 86 RBI, good for a 130 wRC+ - and this on the heels of missing all of 2014, and the majority of 2013.

Had Mark Teixeira's season not ended prematurely, one has to wonder if he would have been up for the award, as well.