Red Sox Championship Defense Deservedly Rewarded With Gold Gloves

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A total of eight outfielders for the Pirates have won a Gold Glove, with Marte being the last in 2015 and 2016.

If Markakis had received the offer and signed with another team for $50 million or more, the Braves would have been awarded a pick between the first round and competitive balance Round A of the 2019 draft. Former South Carolina coach Bobby Richardson won five Gold Gloves with the New York Yankees.

Catcher Martin Maldonado and third baseman Alex Bregman were also in the running for a Gold Glove award this year, but catcher Salvador Perez and third baseman Matt Chapman came out ahead in the award final tally.

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. It's Rizzo's second award and Freeman's first.

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His streak of six consecutive Gold Gloves to begin his career is the second-longest streak in history, trailing only Ichiro Suzuki's streak of 10 straight to begin his major-league career. It was the fourth tie in the history of the award.

"The Rockies' trainers deserve a lot of credit for helping me and working on my shoulder to get me on the field and compete this year", Arenado said. A combination of the worldwide fan vote and the SABR Defensive Index will determine who takes home the honor of each League's top defensive player.

The Gold Glove is determined by a combination of votes submitted by major-league managers and coaches, as well as sabermetric index provided by Society for American Baseball Research (SABR).

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