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Machado is named finalist for Gold Glove

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BALTIMORE -- Orioles third baseman Manny Machado was named one of three American League Rawlings Gold Glove finalists on Thursday.

Machado joins Tampa Bay's Evan Longoria and Cleveland's Jose Ramirez as candidates for the prestigious award that honors the game's top defenders. The NL finalists at third base were Nolan Arenado (Colorado), David Freese (Pittsburgh) and Anthony Rendon (Washington).

BALTIMORE -- Orioles third baseman Manny Machado was named one of three American League Rawlings Gold Glove finalists on Thursday.

Machado joins Tampa Bay's Evan Longoria and Cleveland's Jose Ramirez as candidates for the prestigious award that honors the game's top defenders. The NL finalists at third base were Nolan Arenado (Colorado), David Freese (Pittsburgh) and Anthony Rendon (Washington).

Past Gold Glove Award winners: American League | National League

Machado was the O's lone Glove Glove finalist as manager Buck Showalter's team -- known for above average defense -- dipped this season in that category. Machado won his first Gold Glove in 2013 and was voted the Platinum Glove winner for the game's best fielder in '15.

He was a finalist last year, along with first baseman Chris Davis, though neither player took home the hardware.

The Gold Glove Awards will be unveiled on Nov. 7 at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN.

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

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

Brittany Ghiroli has covered the Orioles for MLB.com since 2010. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli, and listen to her podcast.

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