Dustin Pedroia

Dustin Pedroia wins fourth Gold Glove

November 04, 2014 - 2:45 pm

Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia won his fourth career Gold Glove as the top second baseman in the American League. Pedroia became the first Red Sox infielder ever to win as many as four Gold Gloves. He'd previously been tied for the franchise record of three with Frank Malzone and George Scott. He's the fourth Red Sox to win as many as four, joining Dwight Evans (8), Carl Yastrzemski (7) and Fred Lynn (4). Fangraphs had Pedroia as the major league leader at second base by a considerable margin in UZR, crediting him with having saved 18.3 runs, a mark that compared favorably to finalists Ian Kinsler (13.0) and Robinson Cano (-3.8). John Dewan'€™s Plus/Minus system had Pedroia as second to Kinsler in both runs saved (17 for Pedroia, 20 for Kinsler) and defensive plays made above average (24 for Pedroia, 30 for Kinsler). But American League managers determined that Pedroia was the superior defender. A pair of Red Sox outfielders who were Gold Glove finalists did not win the award. Yoenis Cespedes fell short of Royals left fielder Alex Gordon, while Jackie Bradley Jr. lost out to Orioles center fielder Adam Jones.