Published: Thu, November 08, 2018
Sport | By Ashley Hunter

Red Sox get 3 Gold Glove winners

Red Sox get 3 Gold Glove winners

The prizes for defensive excellence were announced Sunday night.

For the first time since the 2015 season, Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is a Rawlings Gold Glove victor!

Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Ian Kinsler won Gold Gloves for the World Series champion Boston Red Sox.

As the bearded southpaw enters free agency for the first time in his professional career, an additional Gold Glove to the trophy case can't hurt his case.

Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado and second baseman DJ LeMahieu have been named winners of the Rawlings Gold Glove Award for their respective positions, the second consecutive season that Arenado and LeMahieu have both been awarded the Gold Glove. Additionally, no Toronto Blue Jay placed in the top 25 of top AL qualified players by SDI.

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Wong committed nine errors in 119 games at second.

His three Gold Gloves are the most by a middle infielder in franchise history.

Balloting for the Gold Glove Award includes votes from each manager and six coaches from their staff who can not vote for players from their own team, and a sabermetric component accounts for 25 percent of the overall voting total. "It means a lot to me to win a Gold Glove".

The site said of Wong: "He excels going to his left handling batted balls in the hole between first and second, as good or better than anyone in baseball".

D-backs' Jon Jay was the third D-back nominated for his play in right field, but lost out to Atlanta Braves right fielder Nick Markakis.

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