On Tuesday night, three Orioles will have the opportunity to take home a Gold Glove Award. J.J. Hardy, Adam Jones and Matt Wieters are all finalists for the honor.
Hardy, who has never won a Gold Glove, is competing with Texas’ Elvis Andrus and Seattle’s Brendan Ryan. He had just six errors in a career high 158 games. In 2011, he had the same number of errors in 29 fewer games.
Jones won a Gold Glove in 2009 when outfielders were grouped and not voted on by positions.
That year, he had nine assists and five errors. In 2012, Jones had seven assists and eight errors.
He faces stiff competition from the Angels’ Mike Trout and the Tigers’ Austin Jackson.
Wieters is looking to repeat. For the third straight year, Wieters improved his percentage of runners caught attempting to steal. In 2012, it rose to 39 percent while the number trying to steal fell from 92 to 83. He had a career high 10 errors.
Detroit’s Alex Avila, Chicago’s A.J. Pierzynski and New York’s Russell Martin, are Wieters’ challengers.
Nick Markakis, who won a Gold Glove as a right fielder, is not a finalist.
The winners will be announced on ESPN2 at 9:30 p.m.
Baltimore Orioles’ Manny Machado took an even larger lead in the latest update for 2018 MLB All-Star Game voting.
The superstar shortstop maintained his position at the top of American League shortstops in the second round of All-Star voting updates, released Tuesday morning.
After the first ballot was released, Machado led the shortstops category by over 100,00 votes.
This week, he now holds north of a 200,000-vote lead over last year’s American League starter, Carlos Correa.
The Astros’ Correa jumped from fourth to second this past week while the Indians’ Francisco Lindor dropped to third.
Machado now has 671,133 votes, seventh among all American League players. For the second straight week, Machado remained the only Orioles player on the list.
Through 69 games in 2018, Machado is batting .310 with 18 home runs, 15 doubles and 53 RBIs. He is posting his best OPS (.945) and on-base percentage (.377) in his career, a bright spot for the O’s, who sit dead last in MLB with a 20-50 record.
The All-Star voting will be open until July 5 at 11:59 p.m. ET and fans can vote five times every 24 hours.
The next AL voting update will be announced June 26.
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The Orioles' Manny Machado is the early leader among American League shortstops in the first results of All-Star voting released by Major League Baseball Tuesday.
Machado holds a lead of 110,131 votes over the Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor.
No other Orioles' player is on the list, and Adam Jones isn't listed among the top-15 of outfielders.
The Astros' Carlos Correa was last year’s starting shortstop for the American League, but is in fourth place with 206,707 votes, trailing the Yankees' Didi Gregorius who has 208,583.
The next AL voting update will be announced June 19.