Pedroia adds more metal to the mantel
Youkilis spurned by Haverhill native
Dustin Pedroia will have another trophy to go next to his 2007 Rookie of the Year award in the trophy case of his off-season
The perennial award handed out to the two best fielders at every position in both leagues is sponsored by the long-time glove manufacture Rawlings. The American League Gold Glove Award recipients were supposed to be named at two o’clock today but Major League Baseball failed to inform Rawlings of the
Pedroia and first baseman Kevin Youkilis, who won the award in 2007, were leading candidates to win the 2008 award. But due to Youkilis’s ability to move across the diamond, something he had to do more this year than last year, it hurt his chances of winning the award this year.
Do not feel bad Sox fans, Youkilis did not lose out to just anyone you can still congratulate Tampa Bay Rays first baseman and Massachusetts' own, Carlos Pena. And better news neither Derek Jeter nor Alex Rodriguez won the award shortstop or third base, respectively.
2008 American League Rawlings Gold Glove Award Recipients:
P – Mike Mussina, Yankees
C – Joe Mauer, Twins
1B – Carlos Pena, Rays
2B – Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox
3B – Adrian Beltre, Mariners
SS – Michael Young, Rangers
OF – Torii Hunter, Angels
OF – Grady Sizemore, Indians
OF – Ichiro Suzuki, Mariners