Machado wins Gold Glove
Orioles third baseman Manny Machado was named the Rawlings Gold Glove winners for American League third basemen on Tuesday night.
It is the second Gold Glove for Machado, who also won in 2013 and is coming off a career season on both sides of the diamond. He becomes the second third baseman in club history to win the award multiple times, joining Hall of Famers Brooks Robinson, who won 16 Gold Glove awards.
The Orioles have won at least one Gold Glove in each of the last five seasons, the second-longest such streak in club history. In that span, five different Orioles have won a total of 12 Gold Gloves. Seventeen different Orioles have earned a total of 71 Gold Gloves since the award was created in 1957, the most for any American League club and the second-highest total among all Major League Baseball teams, behind only the St. Louis Cardinals.
Machado led all AL third basemen in total chances (488), double plays (38), range factor per 9.0 innings (3.09), and range factor per game (3.01) in 2015. He also ranked second in assists (337) and putouts (132), as well as fourth in zone rating (.810). Machado was the only player in Major League Baseball to play in all 162 regular season games this season.