Toronto pitcher Kevin Gausman has been named a finalist for the American League Cy Young Award.
The former LSU All-American was an All-Star this past season for the Blue Jays. Gausman posted a 12-9 record and a 3.16 ERA over 185 innings this season. His 237 strikeouts were the most in the American League.
The other finalists are Gerrit Cole of the New York Yankees and Sonny Gray of the Minnesota Twins. The AL Cy Young Award winner will be announced on November 15.
Gausman is the second former LSU pitcher to become a Cy Young Award finalist, joining right-hander Aaron Nola of the Philadelphia Phillies, who finished third in the 2018 National League Cy Young voting.
Gausman, who pitched at LSU in 2011 and 2012, just completed his 11th season in the big leagues, and his second with Toronto
Gausman earned first-team All-America honors at LSU in 2012, and he was selected in the first round of the MLB Draft by the Baltimore Orioles.
Gausman has pitched in 298 MLB games during his 11-season career with the Orioles, the Atlanta Braves, the Cincinnati Reds, the Giants, and the Blue Jays.