Published: Wed, November 07, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

D-backs’ Ahmed wins first career Gold Glove, Greinke earns fifth straight

D-backs’ Ahmed wins first career Gold Glove, Greinke earns fifth straight

He's got a World Series ring, and now a Gold Glove to go along with it.

Colorado Rockies infielder DJ LeMahieu, who helped lead LSU to the 2009 College World Series title, was named the victor Sunday night of the 2018 National League Gold Glove Award at second base. While Gold Gloves are cool and all, prospective suitors are more interested in his first fully healthy season in three years. This was a good moment for baseball fans to realize that the 2018 Red Sox weren't just about mashing the ball - they played disciplined defense too. Additionally, no Toronto Blue Jay placed in the top 25 of top AL qualified players by SDI. In 313 chances in 2018, he committed five errors for a.984 fielding percentage.

Atlanta added three Gold Gloves to its surprise NL East title this season. Fans can only select one player in each league among the 2018 Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners to take home the "Best of the Best" honor, to be unveiled at the 2018 Rawlings Gold Glove Award Ceremony on Friday, November 9, 2018.

The Cubs have now had a Gold Glove Award victor in each of the last three seasons.

Cubs second baseman Javier Baez and right fielder Jason Heyward were also finalists at their positions but didn't win the award.

He joins Mike Schmidt as the only NL third basemen to win at least six consecutive Gold Gloves. It was a similar situation at catcher in the AL, with Salvador Perez winning for Kansas City for the fifth time after he was unseated by Martin Maldonado previous year.

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