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Twins’ Byron Buxton Wins Wilson Defensive Player Of The Year Award

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Three days after winning his first career Gold Glove Award, Minnesota Twins center fielder Byron Buxton was another first-time winner Friday night as he took home the Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award.

This particular award is given to the best overall defender in baseball. It was established in 2012 for one player in each league; but since 2014 it’s been given to just one individual.

According to MLB.com, the Wilson Award “considers various defensive metrics” in determining nine winners (one at each position), one team winner, and one top defender.

Buxton, 23, led all Major League center fielders with 24 defensive runs saved. He was also the best in baseball at making plays that had a 1-10% chance of being made, making 27.8% of said plays, according to MLB.com per Inside Edge.

The Los Angeles Dodgers took home the honor for Defensive Team of the Year.

Here’s a complete list of Friday night’s Wilson Defensive Players of the Year:

C– Martin Maldonado, Los Angeles Angels
1B– Carlos Santana, Cleveland Indians
2B– DJ LeMahieu, Colorado Rockies
3B– Nolan Arenado, Colorado Rockies
SS– Andrelton Simmons, Los Angeles Angels
LF– Alex Gordon, Kansas City Royals
CF– Byron Buxton, Minnesota Twins
RF– Yasiel Puig, Los Angeles Dodgers
P– Tyler Chatwood, Colorado Rockies

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Rays Recall Austin Meadows

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The Tampa Bay Rays have recalled outfielder Austin Meadows to their active roster, according to the Tampa Bay Times’ Marc Tompkin.

In addition to Meadows, right handers Austin Pruitt and Chih-Wei Hu, along with lefty Hoby Milner, will be joining the big league roster.

Meadows, 23, posted a  .292/.327/.468 line over 165 plate appearances for the Pittsburgh Pirates earlier this season, prior to being sent over in exchange for starting pitcher Chris Archer.

 

 

 

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Orioles’ Adam Jones Discusses Vetoed Trade, Free Agency

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Baltimore Orioles veteran outfielder Adam Jones has seen the organization undergo a major rebuild, and have traded away pieces to start from scratch. Jones was expected to be traded but it has been reported that the veteran exercised his 10-and-5 rights to veto a trade that would’ve sent him from Baltimore to the Phillies shortly before the non-waiver trade deadline.

“It just wasn’t right for me” Jones said, during an interview with Sara Perlman of MASNsports.com.

“I was playing center field at the time, and they wanted me to go play right field and platoon. That was the situation there, and it’s understandable. That’s how their roster was constructed, and that’s National League ball — double-switch and all that kind of stuff. … It wasn’t the right move for me, especially going into free agency. I’m not going into free agency looking like I’m [Nolan] Arenado, [Manny] Machado or [Bryce] Harper — obviously not — but I want to continue to create and maintain my stock. Going there to platoon, obviously in a good environment, a winning environment, would’ve hurt me in the long run. If I was 36, 37, a little older and toward the end of it all, of course — that would’ve been a very ideal and smart move, because it’d make sense. … I wish the Phillies the best, because I believe they have a really good team.”

Jones also discussed his pending free agency, adding, “Whoever wants me to run around [in the outfield] for them, whether it’s center, right, left, I could care less. I just want to play.”

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Yankees Activate Aaron Judge

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The New York Yankees have activated slugger Aaron Judge for tonight;s game, manager Aaron Boone said, according to SNY’s Andy Martino.

Judge has not been cleared to hit in a live game, he will be able to play in the field and run the bases while he finished his preparations for his full return. Although Judge isn’t fully back, this step is welcomed for a Yankees team that his been dreadful at the plate for over a month, and has seen their lead for the top Wild Card spot dwindle.

 

 

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