Buehrle Takes Home Third Straight Gold Glove


The Rawlings Gold Gloves were awarded Tuesday night, and for the third consecutive year, Mark Buehrle‘s name was called.

The 32-year-old lefty ranked 10th among AL pitchers in fielding percentage (.982, one error).  He also tied for fourth among AL pitchers by assisting on five double plays and allowed just three stolen bases in 10 attempts. His pickoffs (six) were down from previous years, but Buehrle’s name has becomes synonymous with the art of keeping runners at bay, tallying 80 pickoffs since 2001.

Buehrle wasn’t as flashy with the glove as he has been in the past (see: 2010 where he won the gold glove on Opening Day), but he still did enough to retain his title.

The only other Sox player nominated for the honor was catcher A.J. Pierzynski, who was beaten out by Matt Wieters of the Baltimore Orioles.