It was announced on Tuesday night that KC Royals left fielder Alex Gordon was named the Gold Glove Award winner in the American League.
For the second consecutive season, Gordon was honored with the hardware for his excellent play in left field. It’s a nice reward for a guy playing on a consistently bad team.
Gordon finished the season with 17 outfield assists over 160 games.
Jeff Francoeur was beat out in right field by Oakland’s Josh Reddick. Third baseman Mike Moustakas was beat out by Texas’ Adrian Beltre. Eric Hosmer was beat out by fellow first baseman Mark Teixeira of the NY Yankees.
*The Gold Glove Awards are voted on by managers and coaches.