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Jackie Bradley Jr, Mookie Betts, Ian Kinsler all win Gold Gloves

Rob Bradford
November 04, 2018 - 6:24 pm

The Red Sox were well represented when it came to the announcement of this season's American League Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners.

Both Mookie Betts and Jackie Bradley Jr. earned the award for their work in the outfield, with Ian Kinsler getting the nod at second base.

For Bradley Jr. it was his first Gold Glove, while Betts has now won it three years in a row. Kansas City's Alex Gordon earned the honor in left field, the sixth of his career.

Kinsler, who came over to the Red Sox from the Angels, claimed the award for the second time in the last three seasons despite playing in just 128 games. Last year's American League winner at second base Brian Dozier was dealt to the Dodgers just before the non-waiver trade deadline.

Bradley Jr. cracked through this season thanks in part to his continued excellence while previous winners Byron Buxton and Kevin Kiermaier (both centerfielders) saw their seasons cut short by injuries.

Mitch Moreland was also a finalist for Gold Glove at first base but was beaten out by Oakland's Matt Olson.

It marked the first time since 2013 the Red Sox have claimed multiple Gold Glove winners, with Dustin Pedroia and Shane Victorino having won it during that championship season. The last time the Sox had three Gold Glove honorees was in 2011 when Adrian Gonzalez, Jacoby Ellsbury and Pedroia all won the award.

 

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