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Five Dodgers among Gold Glove Award finalists

Uribe, Greinke, Gonzalez, Mark Ellis, A.J. Ellis could pick up defensive hardware

LOS ANGELES -- Five Dodgers were named finalists Friday for Rawlings Gold Glove Awards, including third baseman Juan Uribe, who resurrected his career and wasn't a starter until June.

In addition to Uribe, Dodgers finalists are pitcher Zack Greinke, first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, second baseman Mark Ellis and catcher A.J. Ellis.

The winners will be revealed Tuesday at 5 p.m. PT on ESPN2.

Uribe, who took over at third base for Luis Cruz, committed only five errors in 900 1/3 innings for a career-high .983 fielding percentage at third.

Greinke, who missed a month with a broken collarbone, was errorless for the third consecutive season. He has committed only four errors in his career.

Gonzalez, a three-time Gold Glove Award winner, was nominated despite committing a career-high 11 errors, with most occuring during the first half of the season when he played through a badly sprained neck.

Mark Ellis committed six errors, the most since his first full season in 2003, but remains one of the smoothest double-play pivotmen in the game.

A.J. Ellis, in just his second full season as a starter, committed only three errors with a .997 fielding percentage. He was second in the league with a 44.4 percent caught-stealing percentage.

The complete list of finalists:


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

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for

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