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Minnesota Twins’ Joe Mauer Named Gold Glove Finalist


The World Series is here and that means that it awards season is also upon us that follow Major League Baseball. On Friday, the finalists for the Rawlings’ Gold Glove awards were announced and the nominees for the Minnesota Twins are:

Joe Mauer.

Yep. That is it. Each position gets three finalists and the Twins’ only representative is the catcher, who may not be a catcher anymore.

The other two finalists for the American League catcher Gold Glove are the Kansas City Royals’ Salvador Perez and the Baltimore Orioles’ Matt Wieters.

Mauer did have the highest caught stealing percentage of 42.5% in the league with Weiters and Perez finishing in third and fourth in the category, respectively. Perez finished first in runners caught stealing with 25 on the year, Weiters accumulated 24 and Mauer had 23.

Four former Twins appear on the Gold Glove ballot, two from each league.

In the American League, J.J. Hardy of the Orioles is a finalist for the shortstop Gold Glove and R.A. Dickey of the Toronto Blue Jays is a finalist for the pitchers. In the national league, a pair of former Twins outfielders are nominated: Carlos Gomez of the Milwaukee Brewers and Denard Span of the Washington Nationals.

The Twins might not have won a lot of games on the diamond this past season, but this offseason more a Twin still might be getting some hardware.

The recipients of  the Gold Gloves will be announced on Tuesday.

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