The best defense in baseball was recognized on Friday afternoon, with six Orioles unveiled as Rawlings Gold Glove Award finalists at their respective position, the most for any club. The Orioles led all teams with six finalists, while the Royals and Dodgers checked in with five apiece. Baltimore set a new record in 2013 with 119 errorless games, besting a Tampa Bay club that had its entire infield named as Gold Glove Award finalists on Friday. Jones, who is vying for his third Gold Glove Award, is up against Kansas City's Lorenzo Cain and Boston's Jacoby Ellsbury, and Markakis, who won in 2011, is battling Josh Reddick and Shane Victorino for the honor. Hardy, center fielder Adam Jones, third baseman Manny Machado, right fielder Nick Markakis and catcher Matt Wieters were among the American League candidates, with winners set to be unveiled for both Leagues on Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2.
First baseman Chris Davis, shortstop J.J. Hardy, center fielder Adam Jones, third baseman Manny Machado, right fielder Nick Markakis and catcher Matt Wieters are among the American League Gold Glove Award candidates.