Gold Glove finalists: Pedey, Ells, Victorino

Finalists for the Gold Glove Award were announced Friday, and the Red Sox have three players in contention: Dustin Pedroia at second base, Jacoby Ellsbury in center field and Shane Victorino in right field.

Pedroia, who won the award in 2008 and again in 2011, is vying for his third career Gold Glove at second base, as is Yankees star Robinson Cano, who took home the honors in 2010 and again last year. They'll face competition from the Rays' Ben Zobrist, the third and final American League nominee at second base.

Ellsbury is contending for his second Gold Glove, having won the prize in his standout 2011 season, when he finished runner-up for the AL MVP Award claimed by Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander. Ellsbury's competition for top defensive center fielder in the AL includes the Orioles' Adam Jones, who took home the honor last season, and the Royals' Lorenzo Cain.

Victorino is a three-time winner; he won it three years running from 2008-10 in the National League while with the Phillies. This year in the AL, he faces competition from defending Gold Glove winner and A's right fielder Josh Reddick, and the Orioles' Nick Markakis, who won the prize in 2011.

One notable Red Sox omission is first baseman Mike Napoli, a converted catcher who, in his first full year manning first base, led the AL in a couple of defensive metrics: Defensive Runs Saved and UZR (Ultimate Zone Rating).

Here's the full rundown of nominees for both leagues:



Mark Buehrle, Blue Jays

R.A. Dickey, Blue Jays

Doug Fister, Tigers


Joe Mauer, Twins

Salvador Perez, Royals

Matt Wieters, Orioles

First base

Chris Davis, Orioles

Eric Hosmer, Royals

James Loney, Rays

Second base

Robinson Cano, Yankees

Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox

Ben Zobrist, Rays

Third base

Adrian Beltre, Rangers

Evan Longoria, Rays

Manny Machado, Orioles


Alcides Escobar, Royals

Yunel Escobar, Rays

J.J. Hardy, Orioles

Left field

Yoenis Cespedes, A's

Andy Dirks, Tigers

Alex Gordon, Royals

Center field

Lorenzo Cain, Royals

Jacoby Ellsbury, Red Sox

Adam Jones, Orioles

Right field

Nick Markakis, Orioles

Shane Victorino, Red Sox

Josh Reddick, A's



Patrick Corbin, D-backs

Zack Greinke, Dodgers

Adam Wainwright, Cardinals


A.J. Ellis, Dodgers

Russell Martin, Pirates

Yadier Molina, Cardinals

First base

Paul Goldschmidt, D-backs

Adrian Gonzalez, Dodgers

Anthony Rizzo, Cubs

Second base

Darwin Barney, Cubs

Brandon Phillips, Reds

Mark Ellis, Dodgers

Third base

Nolan Arenado, Rockies

Juan Uribe, Dodgers

David Wright, Mets


Ian Desmond, Nationals

Andrelton Simmons, Braves

Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies

Left field

Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies

Starling Marte, Pirates

Eric Young Jr., Mets

Center field

Carlos Gomez, Brewers

Andrew McCutchen, Pirates

Denard Span, Nationals

Right field

Jay Bruce, Reds

Jason Heyward, Braves

Gerardo Parra, D-backs