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AL And NL Gold Glove Finalists Announced

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Since 1957, MLB has presented one player at each position in each league a Gold Glove award for outstanding defense during the regular season.

On Thursday, all 54 finalists were announced.

Without further ado, here are the 2017 finalists:

AMERICAN LEAGUE
P-
Chris Sale (BOS), Marcus Stroman (TOR), Alex Cobb (TB)
C-
Yan Gomes (CLE), Martin Maldonado (LAA), Salvador Perez (KC)
1B-
Carlos Santana (CLE), Eric Hosmer (KC), Mitch Moreland (BOS)
2B-
Brian Dozier (MIN), Dustin Pedroia (BOS), Ian Kinsler (DET)
SS-
Elvis Andrus (TEX), Francisco Lindor (CLE), Andrelton Simmons (LAA)
3B-
Manny Machado (BAL), Jose Ramirez (CLE), Evan Longoria (TB)
LF-
Brett Gardner (NYY), Alex Gordon (KC), Justin Upton (LAA)
CF-
Lorenzo Cain (KC), Kevin Pillar (TOR), Byron Buxton (MIN)
RF-
Kole Calhoun (LAA), Mookie Betts (BOS), Aaron Judge (NYY)

NATIONAL LEAGUE
P- 
RA Dickey (ATL), Zack Greinke (ARI), Zach Davies (MIL)
C- Buster Posey (SF), Yadier Molina (STL), Tucker Barnhart (CIN)
1B- Joey Votto (CIN), Anthony Rizzo (CHC), Paul Goldschmidt (ARI)
2B- DJ LeMahieu (COL), Dee Gordon (MIA), Ben Zobrist (CHC)
SS- Freddy Galvis (PHI), Brandon Crawford (SF), Corey Seager (LAD)
3B- Nolan Arenado (COL), Anthony Rendon (WSH), David Freese (PIT)
LF- Gerardo Parra (COL), Adam Duvall (CIN), Marcell Ozuna (MIA)
CF- Billy Hamilton (CIN), Michael Taylor (WAS), Ender Inciarte (ATL)
RF- Yasiel Puig (LAD), Jason Heyward (CHC), Giancarlo Stanton (MIA)

The Angels, Red Sox, Indians, Royals, and Reds (only NL team of these five) are the only clubs that have four Gold Glove finalists.

In the AL, a first-time winner will be presented for the pitching and center field positions as none of the finalists have ever won the award.

Salvador Perez, Alex Gordon, Dustin Pedroia, Jason Heyward, and Nolan Arenado each seek to win their fifth Gold Glove (would be fifth straight for Arenado to begin career which would be a record for a third baseman); Yadier Molina hopes to win his ninth such award for the Cardinals.

The Gold Glove winners for both leagues are set to be announced November 7 on ESPN at 9 PM ET. Stay tuned!

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Blue Jays Calling Up Cavan Biggio

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Cavan Biggio

The Toronto Blue Jays are calling up second base prospect Cavan Biggio to the majors for the very first time on Friday, according to ESPN.

Biggio, the son of Hall of Famer Craig Biggio, has performed well for Triple A Buffalo this season, posting a .306/.440/.507 slash line.

Toronto selected Biggio, 24, in the fifth round of the 2016 draft.

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Royals Assign Drew Storen To Double-A

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Drew Storen

The Kansas City Royals have assigned former big-league reliever Drew Storen to Double-A Northwest Arkansas, according to Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s Paul Boyd.

Storen, who inked a minor league deal with the Royals back in February of this year, is attempting a comeback, as he hasn’t pitched in the majors since playing for the Cincinnati Reds back in 2017.

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Neil Ramirez Accepts Outright Assignment With Indians

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Neil Ramirez

Cleveland Indians reliever Neil Ramirez will remain within the organization after clearing outright waivers and accepting an assignment to Triple-A, according to an official team announcement.

Ramirez landed a one-year, $1 million deal with the Indians this offseason, avoiding arbitration.

Ramirez, 29, has struggled during the 2019 season and maybe a stint in Triple A will help him work things out.

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