LOS ANGELES — For the second year in a row, Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner is the club’s nominee for the 2016 Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award, as selected by his teammates.
The Miller award “goes to the player whose on-field performance and contributions to his community most inspire others to higher levels of achievement.”
Turner is hitting .269/.335/.501 in his third season with the Dodgers, and leads the team with 27 home runs and 80 RBI, both career highs in 2016. He has also been heavily involved with charity work throughout Los Angeles, including his work with the LA Dream Center. The first annual Justin Turner Golf Classic in February raised money to provide housing for homeless veterans.
Turner was also selected by Dodgers players in 2015.
Players from each team voted for their nominee, and the group of 30 will be pared down to six finalist, one from each division, by fan voting this week. Fans can go to MLBPlayers.com through Sunday at 9 p.m. PT to vote for the finalists.
Players will then elect the winner of the award when ballots go out on Sept. 20 for all MLB Players Choice Awards.
Clayton Kershaw was the 2014 Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award winner, the only Dodgers player to win it in the first 19 years of its existence.