Jose Abreu has been named the American League MVP after helping lead the Chicago White Sox to their first playoff berth in 12 years.

Abreu, 33, received 21 of 30 first-place votes and 374 points in voting announced by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.

Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez was second with eight first-place votes and 303 points, and New York Yankees second baseman DJ LeMahieu, who won the AL batting crown, followed with one first-place vote and 230 points.