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Former Appling County standout Byron Buxton wins MLB Gold Glove Award

Former Appling County standout Byron Buxton wins MLB Gold Glove Award

Center fielder Lorenzo Cain was a finalist, but the Twins' Byron Buxton won the award instead. This was Arenado's fifth consecutive award.

Hosmer was awarded his fourth Gold Glove. Braves centerfielder Ender Inciarte and Red Sox right fielder both won their second-consecutive Gold Glove.

Goldschmidt, 30, captured his third Gold Glove distinction to cap a stellar season that puts him firmly in the MVP conversation.

This is Hosmer's fourth Gold Glove, which ties catcher Salvador Perez for third-most among Royals players.

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Dozier, 30, played in 152 games, and committed just five errors in 674 total chances.

Molina, an eight-time victor of the award, lost past year to Buster Posey of the Giants. His 2.8 Defensive WAR as calculated by Baseball Reference led all National League players and ranked second among all Major League players (SS Andrelton Simmons, 4.2).

· Has the highest fielding percentage (.991) among all second basemen in NL history (min. 650 games). He had a streak of 120 games (1,013 chances) without being charged with an error, the longest streak by a Royals first baseman, according to Elias Sports Bureau. The duo both won the award at their respective positions in 2014.

The awards are decided by votes from managers and coaches in each league. In 2013, Rawlings added a sabermetric component to the Rawlings Gold Glove Award selection process, as part of its new collaboration with the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR).


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