Carlos Gomez Named Rawlings Gold Glove Finalist
Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez has been selected as one of three National League finalists to receive a 2013 Rawlings Gold Glove Award at his position. The winners will be announced on Tuesday at 7 pm CT on ESPN2. Gomez looks to be the first Brewer to win a Gold Glove since 1982. Gomez is joined by Andrew McCutchen (Pirates) and Denard Span (Nationals). The announcement was made this morning via Twitter (@RawlingsSports).
Gomez recorded a career-high 12 assists this season, which trailed only the Mets’ Juan Lagares (14) for the Major League lead among center fielders. He also made five home run-saving catches and did not commit an error over his last 32 games.
Gomez is looking to win the 10th Gold Glove Award in franchise history and become the fifth different player to earn the honor, joining George Scott (first base: 1972-76), Cecil Cooper (first base: 1979-80), Sixto Lezcano (outfield: 1979) and Robin Yount (shortstop: 1982). The Brewers have gone 30 seasons without a Gold Glove Award winner, the longest current streak in the Major Leagues.