Dodgers’ Gold Glove Award winners revealed: Adrian Gonzalez, Zack Greinke.

Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez and pitcher Zack Greinke won Gold Glove Awards at their positions Tuesday.

Greinke, 31, had never won a Gold Glove award before in his career. Greinke made one error in 59 chances this season, a .983 fielding percentage.

Gonzalez had won the award three times before in his career, twice with the San Diego Padres and once with the Boston Red Sox. No Dodgers first baseman had won a Gold Glove award since Steve Garvey in 1977.

Gonzalez gets an additional $100,000 from the Dodgers for winning the award, part of a bonus clause that was written into his 2012 contract with the Boston Red Sox.

Juan Uribe was a finalist for a Gold Glove award at third base. He fell short in the balloting to defending winner Nolan Arenado of the Colorado Rockies. Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw was a finalist to win the award along with Greinke.

Watch: The Gold Glove case for Adrian Gonzalez.

Adrian Gonzalez

Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez won Gold Glove Awards in 2008 and 2009 with the San Diego Padres, and in 2011 with the Boston Red Sox. (Associated Press photo)

In writing about Juan Uribe‘s defense at third base yesterday, I referenced the following video:

That clip serves both Uribe and Adrian Gonzalez well.
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Dodgers’ Kershaw, Greinke, Gonzalez and Uribe are Gold Glove Award finalists.

Clayton Kershaw

Clayton Kershaw is a finalist for a National League Gold Glove Award, which he won for the only time in 2011. (Associated Press photo)


Dodger pitchers Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke, first baseman Adrian Gonzalez and third baseman Juan Uribe are finalists for National League Gold Glove awards.

The quartet was announced Thursday by Rawlings, the equipment maker which sponsors the award. Winners will be revealed on ESPN2 Nov. 4. The winners have already been chosen; the three finalists at each position are really the top three vote-getters.

We’ll have a bit more on each player’s credentials in a bit. Here’s the full list of NL Gold Glove Award finalists:
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