DJ LeMahieu Wins Third MLB Gold Glove Award

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Recognized as the best defensive players at their respective positions, this year's class of honorees includes 13 past winners of the Rawlings Gold Glove Award and six first-time winners.

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

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.

Freddie Freeman ended his career-long Gold Glove drought in odd fashion, tying with Chicago Cubs star Anthony Rizzo in the vote.

His Gold Glove streak is the longest active streak in the Majors, the longest since Yadier Molina won eight straight from 2008-15.

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"Winning the Gold Glove award means everything to me", Inciarte said in a statement.

Rizzo had a.995 fielding percentage in 153 games at first base in 2018.

The pitcher also joins Greg Maddux, Niekro, Bob Gibson and Mike Mussina in the Major League Baseball record books as the only pitchers with at least five Gold Gloves and All-Star selections.

Oakland and Colorado each had two Gold Glove winners in the infield. This marks the fourth time in the last five seasons for Keuchel to be named the top defensive pitcher in the American League. It was a similar situation at catcher in the AL, with Salvador Perez winning for Kansas City for the fifth time after he was unseated by Martin Maldonado past year. Kansas City's Alex Gordon earned the honor in left field, the sixth of his career.

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