New York, NY (Sports Network) - Yadier Molina was awarded a Gold Glove for the
sixth consecutive season on Tuesday.
The Cardinals catcher headlined the top fielders at each position in the
National League, while his teammate, Adam Wainwright, edged out all Senior
Circuit pitchers for the award.
Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips was honored for the fourth time and was
the only NL infielder to have previously won the award. Diamondbacks first
baseman Paul Goldschmidt, Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons and Rockies third
baseman Nolan Arenado were all first-time winners.
Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez captured his first Gold Glove,
Diamondbacks right fielder Gerardo Parra took home his second and Rockies left
fielder Carlos Gonzalez now has three to his name.
The American League was dominated by Orioles and Royals, with each team having
three winners. Kansas City first baseman Eric Hosmer and catcher Salvador
Perez each collected their first and left fielder Alex Gordon seized the honor
for the third straight year.
Baltimore's Manny Machado edged out Adrian Beltre at third base, shortstop
J.J. Hardy won for the second straight year and center fielder Adam Jones won
for the third time.
The Red Sox had two honored in second baseman Dustin Pedroia and right fielder
Shane Victorino, who won their third and fourth, respectively.
Blue Jays pitcher R.A. Dickey earned his first Gold Glove.
This was the first year a sabermetric component was used in voting for the
best fielder's in baseball.
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