Andre Ethier, Clayton Kershaw, Adrian Gonzalez named Gold Glove Award finalists.

Dodgers right fielder Andre Ethier and pitcher Clayton Kershaw were named finalists for National League Gold Glove Awards at their respective positions Monday.

Ethier ranked second among National League right fielders with a .988 fielding percentage, committing just three errors in 146 games (142 starts) in right field this season. His streak of 282 games (276 starts) from July 10, 2010-July 25, 2012 without an error was the second-longest active run among non-pitchers in baseball behind only Franklin Gutierrez and the second-longest errorless run by a Dodger outfielder behind only Brett Butler’s 306-game run from 1992-94.

Clayton KershawKershaw completed his second consecutive errorless season and has not committed an error since Aug. 1, 2010 — a span of 76 games. At 24, he led the Majors with 11 pickoffs and has either led or tied for the National League lead in pickoffs in each of the last three seasons.

Both players won the award for the first time last season. So did Matt Kemp, who won’t get a chance to defend his award after a defensively stout but injury-riddled 2012 campaign.

Adrian Gonzalez will get a chance to defend his Gold Glove from last season — in the American League. He made just three errors at first base with Boston before being traded to Los Angeles, and is one of three finalists in the AL (along with Eric Hosmer and Mark Teixeira). Gonzalez also won a pair of Gold Gloves in the NL while playing for the Padres in 2008 and 2009.

Gold Glove winners will be unveiled Nov. 9. Here’s the complete list of nominees from both leagues:



Bronson Arroyo           Cincinnati Reds
Mark Buehrle               Miami Marlins
Clayton Kershaw         Dodgers

Yadier Molina              St. Louis Cardinals
Miguel Montero           Arizona Diamondbacks
Carlos Ruiz                  Philadelphia Phillies

Freddie Freeman          Atlanta Braves
Adam LaRoche            Washington Nationals
Joey Votto                   Cincinnati Reds

Darwin Barney            Chicago Cubs
Aaron Hill                    Arizona Diamondbacks
Brandon Phillips          Cincinnati Reds

Chase Headley             San Diego Padres
Aramis Ramirez           Milwaukee Brewers
David Wright               New York Mets

Zack Cozart                 Cincinnati Reds
Ian Desmond               Washington Nationals
Jose Reyes                   Miami Marlins
Jimmy Rollins              Philadelphia Phillies

Ryan Braun                 Milwaukee Brewers
Carlos Gonzalez          Colorado Rockies
Martin Prado                Atlanta Braves

Michael Bourn             Atlanta Braves
Andrew McCutchen     Pittsburgh Pirates
Drew Stubbs                Cincinnati Reds

Jay Bruce                     Cincinnati Reds
Andre Ethier                 Dodgers
Jason Heyward            Atlanta Braves


Jeremy Hellickson       Tampa Bay Rays
Jake Peavy                   Chicago White Sox
C.J. Wilson                  Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Alex Avila                   Detroit Tigers
Russell Martin              New York Yankees
A.J. Pierzynski             Chicago White Sox
Matt Wieters                Baltimore Orioles

Adrian Gonzalez          Boston Red Sox
Eric Hosmer                 Kansas City Royals
Mark Teixeira              New York Yankees

Dustin Ackley              Seattle Mariners
Robinson Cano            New York Yankees
Dustin Pedroia             Boston Red Sox

Adrian Beltre               Texas Rangers
Brandon Inge               Oakland Athletics
Mike Moustakas          Kansas City Royals

Elvis Andrus                Texas Rangers
J.J. Hardy                    Baltimore Orioles
Brendan Ryan              Seattle Mariners

Alex Gordon                Kansas City Royals
Desmond Jennings       Tampa Bay Rays
David Murphy             Texas Rangers

Austin Jackson            Detroit Tigers
Adam Jones                 Baltimore Orioles
Mike Trout                   Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Shin-Soo Choo            Cleveland Indians
Jeff Francoeur             Kansas City Royals
Josh Reddick               Oakland Athletics



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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.