The 2013 MLB Gold Gloves have been handed out and there are some very familiar faces on the list. According to a report from early Wednesday (Oct. 30), there is also a rookie getting named the best defensive player at his position this year. That rookie is Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado, who became the first rookie since Ichiro Suzuki to win the award.
Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons, Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado, and Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer became first time winners this year. The Orioles and Royals actually had three players each, with left fielder Alex Gordon, catcher Salvador Perez, shortstop J.J. Hardy, and center fielder Adam Jones joining the list.
St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina won his sixth straight Gold Glove, showing that once again he is the best in the business at the catching position. He has even been involved in some great plays during the 2013 World Series against the Boston Red Sox. Three other players from the series were also honored, with Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia and right fielder Shane Victorino and Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright all receiving the honors.
As for the rest of the National League winners, they were Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips, Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez, and Diamondbacks right fielder Gerardo Parra. The remaining 2013 MLB Gold Glove in the American League went to Toronto Blue Jays pitcher R.A. Dickey.
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