Earlier tonight, Rawlings announced that Orioles third baseman MANNY MACHADO has been named the 2015 American League Gold Glove Award recipient for defensive excellence at third base.
Machado led all American League third basemen in total chances (488), double plays (38), range factor per 9.0 innings (3.09), and range factor per game (3.01) in 2015. He also ranked second in assists (337) and putouts (132), as well as fourth in zone rating (.810). Machado was the only player in Major League Baseball to play in all 162 regular season games this season.
According to FanGraphs, Machado finished second among American League third basemen with 14 defensive runs saved, and third in defensive runs above average (10.8) and ultimate zone rating (8.4) in 2015.
He becomes the second third baseman in club history to win the award multiple times (also 2013) along with BROOKS ROBINSON who won 16 Gold Glove awards.
The Orioles have won at least one Gold Glove in each of the last five seasons, the second-longest such streak in club history. In that span, five different Orioles have won a total of 12 Gold Gloves. Seventeen different Orioles have earned a total of 71 Gold Gloves since the award was created in 1957, the most for any American League club and the second-highest total among all Major League Baseball teams, behind only the St. Louis Cardinals.