Blue Jays’ Robbie Ray named finalist for AL Cy Young Award

Toronto Blue Jays left-hander Robbie Ray has been named one of three finalists for the American League Cy Young Award.

Ray, New York Yankees right-hander Gerrit Cole and Chicago White Sox righty Lance Lynn were the top three vote-getters in balloting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America and were named finalists on Monday.

The winner will be announced Nov. 17.

Ray was 13-7 with a league-leading 2.84 ERA and 248 strikeouts this season, helping Toronto record a 91-win season.

The Blue Jays extended a qualifying offer to Ray this past weekend, making them eligible to receive compensation if he signs elsewhere.

Roy Halladay (2003), Rogers Clemens (1997 and ’98) and Pat Hentgen (1996) are the only previous Blue Jays to have won the Cy Young Award.

Max Scherzer of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Zack Wheeler of the Philadelphia Phillies and Corbin Burnes of the Milwaukee Brewers were named finalists for the NL Cy Young.

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