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:

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Report: Tim Wallach a candidate in Toronto.

Always a candidate, never a manager, Dodgers third base coach Tim Wallach’s name has surfaced in another report over a managerial vacancy. Bob Elliott of the Toronto Sun wrote on his Twitter account that Wallach will interview for the Blue Jays’ vacant manager position.

Wallach recently interviewed for the Boston Red Sox manager’s job, which ultimately went to incumbent Toronto manager John Farrell. That opened yet another vacancy in Toronto.

There’s an interesting wrinkle to the Wallach-Toronto courtship. Wallach wasn’t interviewed two years ago when the Blue Jays needed to hire a replacement for Cito Gaston (the job that ultimately went to Farrell) but Mike Cormack of reports that we shouldn’t look too much into that:

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Welcome back. We’re feeling pretty.

I clicked on yesterday and the first thing I saw was a picture of a tree branch. It looked like it belonged to a cherry blossom tree, but I couldn’t be sure. After hitting “refresh,” that pretty branch became a rocky coastline, then a designer chess set, then a boutique hotel in Lisbon, Portugal.

Ah, clip art. No baseball blog has ever looked prettier.

I asked my editor and he said the clip art would be gone soon, replaced with something more germane to baseball or the Dodgers. (What, so soon?)

Anyways, I’ll be back blogging soon. Enjoy Game 3 of the World Series tonight and, if you’re feeling pretty, go hit “refresh” a couple more times.