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2017 Rawlings Gold Glove Award Winners Announced

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Major League Baseball honored 18 players on Tuesday for spectacular defense throughout the 2017 season, presenting them with a Rawlings Gold Glove Award.

Here’s who won:

AMERICAN LEAGUE
C- Martin Maldonado, LAA (1st)
1B-
Eric Hosmer, KC (4th)
2B-
Brian Dozier, MIN (1st)
3B-
Evan Longoria, TB (3rd)
SS-
Andrelton Simmons, LAA (3rd)
LF-
Alex Gordon, KC (5th)
CF-
Byron Buxton, MIN (1st)
RF-
Mookie Betts, BOS (2nd)
P-
Marcus Stroman, TOR (1st)

NATIONAL LEAGUE
C- Tucker Barnhart, CIN (1st)
1B-
Paul Goldschmidt, ARI (3rd)
2B-
DJ LeMahieu, COL (2nd)
3B-
Nolan Arenado, COL (5th)
SS-
Brandon Crawford, SF (3rd)
LF-
Marcell Ozuna, MIA (1st)
CF-
Ender Inciarte, ATL (2nd)
RF-
Jason Heyward, CHC (5th)
P- Zack Greinke, ARI (4th)

The winners were determined by votes from Major League managers and coaches. They could only vote within their league, and couldn’t place a vote for a player on their team.

Overall, there were six first-time winners, three second-time winners, four third-time winners, two winners for the fourth time, and three for the fifth.

For Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado, this is his fifth straight Gold Glove to begin his career. That’s a feat that’s been matched only by Ichiro Suzuki, who had a 10-year run. Also, Arenado’s the first third baseman to win five straight Gold Gloves since Scott Rolen from 2000-2004.

Zack Greinke of the Arizona Diamondback is the first pitcher to win four straight Gold Gloves since Greg Maddux, who won five straight from 2004-2008, and before that, 13 in a row from 1990-2002.

For additional information about the winners, MLB.com has you covered here.

Award season is only just beginning!

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Yankees Activating Aaron Judge Friday

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The New York Yankees are activating slugger Aaron Judge from the injured list on Friday, according to MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch.

Judge is coming off a rehab stint in Triple A, where he played all week as he prepare for his official return to the Yankees following a left oblique strain that has kept him out of action since April 21st.

With Judge returning, the Yankees have some tough decisions to make, as it hangs a cloud of uncertainty over the status of outfielder Cameron Maybin.

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Rays Place Yandy Diaz On 10-Day IL

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Yandy Diaz

The Tampa Bay Rays have placed third baseman Yandy Diaz on the 10-day injured list, according to MLB.com’s Juan Toribio.

In a corresponding move, the Rays called up infielder Daniel Robertson to take Diaz’s spot on the roster.

Diaz has been dealing with hamstring tightness lately and will now hope to rehab for a quick return to the active roster.

Diaz has posted a slash line of .286/.363/.502 hitting and 11 home runs thus far this season.

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Astros Activate Jose Altuve

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The Houston Astros have activated second baseman Jose Altuve from the injured list and he is now active on the roster.

In a corresponding move, the Astros optioned lefty Cionel Perez to create the roster spot needed for the addition of Altuve.

Altuve, who last played back on May 10th, hit the injured list with a left hamstring strain.

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