Dbacks' Hill wins Silver Slugger Award

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PHOENIX -- Aaron Hill’s productive 2012 season with the Arizona Diamondbacks hasn't gone unnoticed.

On Thursday, the second baseman was honored with a Louisville Slugger 2012 Silver Slugger Award.

The award celebrates the most productive offensive players at each position in both the National League and the American League.

Recipients are determined by a combination of several offensive statistics, as well as a vote by Major League Baseball managers and coaches.

In 2012, Hill hit 26 homeruns, knocked in 85 RBIs, and had a career-best average of .302. He also had career highs in slugging percentage, OPS, and extra-base hits.

Hill is the first Diamondback infielder to ever win a Silver Slugger Award, and just the fifth Diamondback overall.

Previous Diamondbacks to claim a Silver Slugger Award include outfielder Luis Gonzalez in 2001, pitcher Micah Owings in 2007, pitcher Daniel Hudson in 2011, and outfielder Justin Upton in 2011.