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Charles LeClaire - USA Today Sports
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Cubs reliever Ryan Tepera receives a shocking MVP vote


by - Senior Editor -

The MVP Award was announced on Thursday night as Freddie Freeman won for the National League and Jose Abreu won for the American League.

Regarding the Cubs, pitcher Yu Darvish received two seventh place votes, two ninth-place votes, and two tenth-place votes for a total of 14 points which was 14th overall in the MVP voting.

Darvish had an impressive 8-3 record with a 2.01 ERA with 93 strikeouts, and a sparkling 0.96 WHIP in 12 starts this past season.

Cubs outfielder Ian Happ received a tenth place vote for MVP (tied for 19th).

However the story of the MVP voting for the Cubs was actually reliever Ryan Tepera who received a 10th place vote (tied for 19th).

Tepera's vote was given by sportswriter Rick Hummel out of St. Louis.

Funny stuff by Hummel as Tepera was decent with a 3.92 ERA, three holds, and 1.403 WHIP in 21 appearances this past season.

Reportedly, the latest update about the vote that it was a mistake by the writer.

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