Cabrera, who batted .348 with 44 home runs and 137 runs batted in, received 23 of the 30 first-place votes registered by select members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America.
Los Angeles Angels centerfielder Mike Trout was runner-up in the voting, just as he was in 2012, receiving five first-place votes after hitting .323 with 27 home runs and 33 stolen bases.
(Reporting by Larry Fine in New York; Editing by Frank Pingue)
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