SEATTLE — Left-hander Charlie Furbush, currently recovering from a slight tear in his rotator cuff, is the Mariners’ nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award, which recognizes achievements on and off the field.
Among other charitable acts, Furbush served the last two years as host for the Mariners Care Cystic Fibrosis Golf Tournament, which raised over $410,000 for research.
Furbush, 29, is in his fifth year and was 1-1 with a 2.08 ERA in 33 games when placed on the disabled list following a July 7 appearance.
Fans can help determine the award’s winner, beginning Wednesday, in an online vote at www.ChevyBaseball.com. Online voting runs through Oct. 9. The winner will be announced at the World Series.
The award dates to 1971 but was renamed in Clemente’s memory in 1973 following his death in a plane crash on Dec. 31, 1972 while delivering supplies to victims of a Nicaraguan earthquake.
Three Mariners have received the award: second baseman Harold Reynolds in 1991; left-handed pitcher Jamie Moyer in 2003; and designated hitter Edgar Martinez in 2004.
COMPLETE LIST ON NOMINEES
Arizona Diamondbacks – Paul Goldschmidt
Atlanta Braves – Jason Grilli
Baltimore Orioles – Brian Matusz
Boston Red Sox – Brock Holt
Chicago Cubs – Anthony Rizzo
Chicago White Sox – David Robertson
Cincinnati Reds – J.J. Hoover
Cleveland Indians – Carlos Carrasco
Colorado Rockies – Kyle Kendrick
Detroit Tigers – Miguel Cabrera
Houston Astros – George Springer
Kansas City Royals – Alex Gordon
Los Angeles Angels – Hector Santiago
Los Angeles Dodgers – Adrian Gonzalez
Miami Marlins – Dee Gordon
Milwaukee Brewers – Jonathan Lucroy
Minnesota Twins – Torii Hunter
New York Mets – Curtis Granderson
New York Yankees – Mark Teixeira
Oakland Athletics – Stephen Vogt
Philadelphia Phillies – Ryan Howard
Pittsburgh Pirates – Andrew McCutchen
St. Louis Cardinals – Adam Wainwright
San Diego Padres – Andrew Cashner
San Francisco Giants – Javier Lopez
Seattle Mariners – Charlie Furbush
Tampa Bay Rays – Chris Archer
Texas Rangers – Adrian Beltre
Toronto Blue Jays – Jose Bautista
Washington Nationals – Denard Span