Cubs slugger Anthony Rizzo wins second Gold Glove

07 November, 2018, 13:45 | Author: Amy Huff
  • Jackie Bradley Jr, Mookie Betts, Ian Kinsler all win Gold Gloves

He was seeking his first Glove Glove in his career.

That elite defense was rewarded on Sunday as the Gold Glove Award winners were announced and Red Sox players took home a lot of that hardware.

Colorado Rockies infielder DJ LeMahieu, who helped lead LSU to the 2009 College World Series title, was named the victor Sunday night of the 2018 National League Gold Glove Award at second base.

St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina took home his ninth Gold Glove, but his first since 2015.

With the win, Greinke ties Ron Guidry, Phil Niekro and Kenny Rogers for seventh all-time among pitchers to win the award.

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The 26-year-old Betts won for the third straight year. He also won the award in three consecutive seasons from 2014-16.

Cubs second baseman Javier Baez and right fielder Jason Heyward were also finalists at their positions but didn't win the award.

LeMahieu committed only four errors during the 2018 season, posting a.993 fielding percentage while recording 378 assists and turning 83 double plays. Winners were unveiled during a live, one-hour "Baseball Tonight - The 2018 Rawlings Gold Glove Award Announcement Show" on ESPN presented by Dick's Sporting Goods. First baseman Matt Olson and third baseman Matt Chapman were recognized for the Athletics, and second baseman D.J. LeMahieu and third baseman Nolan Arenao won for the Rockies. This marks the fourth time in the last five seasons for Keuchel to be named the top defensive pitcher in the American League.

Corey Dickerson has been named as the Rawlings Gold Glove victor for National League left fielders.

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