Royals teammates Perez, Escobar, Hosmer win Gold Gloves
ABS-CBN Sports on Nov 11, 2015 11:29 AM
Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez looks at the crowd during a parade celebrating the Kansas City Royals winning baseball's World Series Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo. The Royals beat the New York Mets in five games to win the championship. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)NEW YORK (AP) — World Series Most Valuable Player Salvador Perez and Kansas City Royals teammates Eric Hosmer and Alcides Escobar have won Gold Gloves awards.
The awards for fielding excellence were announced Tuesday by the Rawlings glove company.
Yoenis Cespedes won the AL prize in left field even though he was traded from Detroit to the New York Mets on July 31.
Perez was honored for the third consecutive season as the AL catcher, as was Hosmer at first base. Escobar won for the first time at shortstop.
The other AL winners were second baseman Jose Altuve and pitcher Dallas Keuchel of Houston, Baltimore third baseman Manny Machado, Tampa Bay center fielder Kevin Kiermaier and Angels right fielder Kole Calhoun.
In the NL, catcher Yadier Molina and right fielder Jason Heyward won from St. Louis. Arizona also had two winners with first baseman Paul Goldschmidt and center fielder A.J. Pollock.
Other NL winners were Miami second baseman Dee Gordon, San Francisco shortstop Brandon Crawford, Colorado third baseman Nolan Arenado, Pittsburgh left fielder Starling Marte and Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke.