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PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 06: Yadier Molina #4 of the St. Louis Cardinals rounds third after hitting a grand slam home run in the first inning during the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on September 6, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

MLB: 2017 Gold Glove Finalists Announced

Four American League teams and one National League teams were represented the most out of the 54 finalists for the 2017 Gold Glove Awards, which were unveiled on Thursday, one day before the World Series shifts to Houston for Game 3.

Rawlings Gold Glove Finalists 2017 News

The awards honor players for their outfield prowess during the 2017 season.

The Indians, Angels, Red Sox and Royals each have four finalists, while the Reds are the only NL club with four finalists.

Once the Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners are announced on Nov. 7 at 9 pm EST on ESPN, one player from each league will be named a Platinum Glove Award winner.

Here is the full list of winners:

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Pitchers

  • LHP Chris Sale, Red Sox
  • RHP Marcus Stroman, Blue Jays
  • RHP Alex Cobb, Rays

Catchers

  • Yan Gomes, Indians
  • Martin Maldonado, Angels
  • Salvador Perez, Royals

First baseman

  • Carlos Santana, Indians
  • Eric Hosmer, Royals
  • Mitch Moreland, Red Sox

Second baseman

  • Brian Dozier, Twins
  • Ian Kinsler, Tigers
  • Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox

Third baseman

  • Manny Machado, Orioles
  • Jose Ramirez, Indians
  • Evan Longoria, Rays

Shortstop

  • Elvis Andrus, Rangers
  • Andrelton Simmons, Angels
  • Francisco Lindor, Indians

Left field

  • Brett Gardner, Yankees
  • Alex Gordon, Royals
  • Justin Upton, Angels

Center field

  • Lorenzo Cain, City Royals
  • Kevin Pillar, Blue Jays
  • Byron Buxton, Twins

Right field

  • Kole Calhoun, Angels
  • Mookie Betts, Red Sox
  • Aaron Judge, Yankees

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Pitchers

  • RHP R.A. Dickey, Braves
  • RHP Zack Greinke, D-backs
  • RHP Zach Davies, Brewers

Catchers

  • Buster Posey, Giants
  • Yadier Molina, Cardinals
  • Tucker Barnhart, Reds

First baseman

  • Joey Votto, Reds
  • Paul Goldschmidt, D-backs
  • Anthony Rizzo, Cubs

Second baseman

  • DJ LeMahieu, Rockies
  • Dee Gordon, Marlins
  • Ben Zobrist, Cubs

Third baseman

  • Nolan Arenado, Rockies
  • Anthony Rendon, Nationals
  • David Freese, Pirates

Shortstop

  • Freddy Galvis, Phillies
  • Brandon Crawford, Giants
  • Corey Seager, Dodgers

Left field

  • Gerardo Parra, Rockies
  • Adam Duvall, Reds
  • Marcell Ozuna, Marlins

Center field

  • Billy Hamilton, Reds
  • Michael Taylor, Nationals
  • Ender Inciarte, Braves

Right field

  • Yasiel Puig, Dodgers
  • Giancarlo Stanton, Marlins
  • Jason Heyward, Cubs

Molina is seeking his ninth career Gold Glove Award. He has won all eight since 2008. Rockies third baseman Arenado is in position to extend his MLB record for third basemen with a fifth straight Gold Glove Award to begin his career. Cubs right fielder Heyward could win his fifth Gold Glove Award, which would also be his fourth straight. MLB Awards season ends on Nov. 17, when winners are announced live on MLB Network and MLB.com starting at 8 p.m. ET.

PITTSBURGH, PA – SEPTEMBER 06: Yadier Molina #4 of the St. Louis Cardinals rounds third after hitting a grand slam home run in the first inning during the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on September 6, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

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