Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is an American League finalist for the 2012 Rawlings Gold Glove Award recognizing the top defensive performances at each position in the two leagues, as voted by league managers and coaches. He is joined by former Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, who was also named an AL finalist for his work at first preceding the late-August deal that sent him from Boston to the Dodgers.
Pedroia is a two-time Gold Glove winner at second base, having won the award in both 2008 and 2011. He is joined by Robinson Cano of the Yankees and Dustin Ackley of the Mariners as finalists at his position.
Gonzalez, a three-time Gold Glover (2008, 2009, 2011), is a finalist based on his defensive work over the first five months of the season with the Sox. He is joined by Mark Teixeira of the Yankees and Eric Hosmer of the Royals as AL finalists.
Results of the award voting will be announced on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 9 p.m.
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