The Boston Red Sox, just a week after winning the World Series, had the most players in the American League named as Rawlings Gold Glove winners, with right fielder Mookie Betts, center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. and second baseman Ian Kinsler named to the AL team Sunday night.
Betts won the award for the third straight year while leading all major league right fielders with 20 defensive runs saved. Bradley won for the first time, and Kinsler — acquired from the Los Angeles Angels at the trade deadline — took home his second award.
The National League’s Gold Glove winners featured a tie at first base, with the honor going to both the Atlanta Braves‘ Freddie Freeman (first award) and Chicago Cubs‘ Anthony Rizzo (second). It’s the fourth tie in Gold Glove history, according to ESPN Stats & Information.
Royals catcher Salvador Perez won AL honors for the fifth time in six seasons, as he threw out an MLB-best 46 percent of runners trying to steal.
The Oakland Athletics‘ corner-infield tandem of first baseman Matt Olson and third baseman Matt Chapman each took home his first Gold Glove while leading MLB in defensive runs saved at his position (14 for Olson, 29 for Chapman).
Joining Arenado on the NL team was his teammate, second baseman DJ LeMahieu (third award). The Arizona Diamondbacks also had two honorees: pitcher Zack Greinke (fifth straight) and shortstop Nick Ahmed (first).