Buxton, Dozier Awarded A.L. Gold Gloves

Twins CF Byron Buxton won what is likely the first of many A.L. Gold Gloves. Photo: KSTP: Jeff Brioschi
Twins CF Byron Buxton won what is likely the first of many A.L. Gold Gloves.

November 07, 2017 08:54 PM

Twins center fielder Byron Buxton and second baseman Brian Dozier were awarded American League Gold Gloves on Tuesday night. It's each's first Gold Glove.

Buxton, 23, was third in all of baseball in runs saved (24) and he committed only five errors in 137 games.


Dozier, 30, played in 152 games, and committed just five errors in 674 total chances. Advanced metrics suggested that Dozier wouldn't win, but he edged out Boston's Dustin Pedroia and Detroit's Ian Kinsler.

Each manager and up to six members of his staff vote from a pool of qualified players in their league, and can't vote for players on their team.

Buxton and Dozier are the first Twins since Joe Mauer in 2010 to win a Gold Glove.


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