Texas Rangers outfielder/designated hitter Hunter Pence has been selected as Sporting News American League Comeback Player of the Year for 2019, it was announced by the publication on Wednesday afternoon. He was selected for the award via player voting.

Pence, 36, posted a .297/.358/.552/.910 slash line with 18 home runs and 59 RBI over 83 games in 2019, his first season with the Rangers. The Arlington native earned his fourth career All-Star selection (also 2009, 2011, 2014) and registered his highest home run total since 2014 (20 HR with San Francisco).