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Simmons among 4 Angels Gold Glove finalists

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Four Angels are in contention for a Rawlings Gold Glove, with Kole Calhoun, Martin Maldonado, Andrelton Simmons and Justin Upton among the American League finalists unveiled Thursday.

Both Calhoun and Simmons have taken home the award in the past, with Calhoun winning in 2015 for his work in right field and Simmons winning it at shortstop with the Braves in '13 and '14. Simmons also won the Platinum Glove in 2013, given to the game's top overall fielder.

Four Angels are in contention for a Rawlings Gold Glove, with Kole Calhoun, Martin Maldonado, Andrelton Simmons and Justin Upton among the American League finalists unveiled Thursday.

Both Calhoun and Simmons have taken home the award in the past, with Calhoun winning in 2015 for his work in right field and Simmons winning it at shortstop with the Braves in '13 and '14. Simmons also won the Platinum Glove in 2013, given to the game's top overall fielder.

• Past American League Gold Glove winners

Video: LAA@OAK: Statcast™ tracks Maldonado's throw to second

Upton and Maldonaldo are in contention for their first career Gold Gloves, but will have to top some perennial winners to grab the award

Upton is competing in left field with four-time winner Alex Gordon of the Royals and 2015 winner Brett Gardner of the Yankees, while Maldonaldo will have to top the four-time winner Salvador Perez of the Royals and the Indians' Yan Gomes.

Video: LAA@SEA: Upton runs down a deep fly ball in the gap

Simmons is up against Elvis Andrus of the Rangers and Francisco Lindor of the Indians, while Calhoun's competitors are the Red Sox' Mookie Betts and the Yankees' Aaron Judge.

The winners will be announced Friday, Nov. 7 live on ESPN at 6 p.m. PT.

Video: LAA@TEX: Calhoun leaps backwards to make great catch

This year's Gold Glove Awards represent just one way the game's top performers will be recognized. Voting is underway now for the Esurance MLB Awards, which annually honor MLB's greatest achievements as part of an industry-wide balloting process.

Cast your vote for Best Defensive Player, more in 2017 Esurance MLB Awards

MLB Awards season will culminate on Friday, Nov. 17, when winners are announced live on MLB Network and MLB.com starting at 8 p.m. ET.

Jack Baer is a reporter for MLB.com.

Los Angeles Angels, Kole Calhoun, Martin Maldonado, Andrelton Simmons, Justin Upton