Dodgers’ Zack Greinke, Adrian Gonzalez win Gold Glove awards
Clayton Kershaw is not going to win every postseason award. Dodgers teammate Zack Greinke saw to that Tuesday.
Greinke won the 2014 Gold Glove for pitchers in the National League, beating out Kershaw, one of the three announced finalists. It’s the first time the athletic Greinke has received the award that recognizes fielding excellence.
Not so for first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, who won his fourth Gold Glove but first as a Dodger. Gonzalez previously won Gold Glove awards in 2008 and 2009 with San Diego and in 2011 with Boston.
Gonzalez is the first Dodgers first baseman to win a Gold Glove since Steve Garvey in 1977. And because it’s hard to get by on a seven-year, $154-million contract, it also earned him a $100,000 bonus.
Gonzalez beat out Washington’s Adam LaRoche and Colorado’s Justin Morneau for the honor at first base.
The other finalist for the pitching award was St. Louis’ Adam Wainwright.
It’s the first time the Dodgers have had multiple Gold Glove winners since 2011 when Kershaw and outfielders Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier all won.
Juan Uribe was nominated at third base but lost out to Colorado’s Nolan Arenado. Uribe has never won a Gold Glove.
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