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Gordon, Hosmer win Gold Glove Awards

Gordon, Hosmer win Gold Glove Awards

Barnhart, 26, became only the third catcher in Reds history to win Major League Baseball's top award for defensive excellence, joining Johnny Edwards (1963, 1964) and 10-time victor Johnny Bench (1968-1977).

This marks the fourth consecutive year Heyward, 28, has won the award.

"This is one of the main awards I always wanted to win", Stroman said in an interview on ESPN. Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart and Marlins left fielder Marcell Ozuna also won for the first time.

Miami Marlins left fielder Marcell Ozuna was announced as the National League victor of the 2017 Rawlings Gold Glove Award at his position.

Arenado, the All-Star Colorado Rockies third baseman, joins Ichiro Suzuki as the only players to win at least five Gold Gloves to start their careers, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

Boston right fielder Mookie Betts and Braves center fielder Ender Inciarte each won for the second time. Hall of Famer Andre Dawson is the only other outfielder in franchise history to win the award a few times (1987 and 1988).

Barnhart beat out two big stars in fellow finalists Buster Posey and Yadier Molina, becoming the first Cincinnati catcher to win since Hall of Famer Johnny Bench in 1977. Heyward, 28, has batted only.243 with 65 extra base hits during the first two seasons of an eight-year, $184 million contract that includes a full no-trade clause through 2018. In 2013, Rawlings added a sabermetric component to the Rawlings Gold Glove Award selection process, as part of its new collaboration with the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR).