Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia was named the American League Gold Glove winner at his position. The award win is Pedroia's fourth in his career. With the victory, Pedroia passed Frank Malzone and George Scott, who each won three Gold Gloves with the Red Sox.
Pedroia is also the first Red Sox player to win a Gold Glove in consecutive season since Dwight Evans won five straight from 1981 to 1985, according to Red Sox' stat maven Jon Shestakofsky. Pedroia also joins Evans (eight Gold Gloves) Carl Yastremski (seven Gold Gloves) and Fred Lynn (four Gold Gloves) as the only four-time Gold Glove Winner.
Pedroia, who had one of the worst offensive years of his career, had a great year defensively by all metrics. The second baseman finished second in baseball in defensive runs saved with 17, trailing just Ian Kinsler of the Detroit Tigers. Pedroia also led all second baseman in baseman in UZR, which attempts to quantify the number of runs a player saved in the field, at 18.3, with Kinsler posting the second best figure at 13.0
Centerfielder Jackie Bradley, nominated for his first Gold Glove, lost to Orioles centerfielder Adam Jones.Bradley finished fourth among centerfielders in baseball in defensive runs saved at 14. Bradley also posted the best UZR among centerfielders in the American League at 15.9. Jones had 2 DRS and an 8.3 UZR.