Keuchel chosen as AL Gold Glove finalist

Southpaw trying to become first Astros pitcher to win award

Keuchel chosen as AL Gold Glove finalist

HOUSTON -- Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel is one of three finalists at his position selected Thursday for a Rawlings American League Gold Glove Award, joining Mark Buehrle of the Blue Jays and Felix Hernandez of the Mariners.

The winners will be revealed at 6 p.m. CT on Nov. 4 on ESPN2.

Keuchel, a left-hander, is vying to become the first Astros pitcher to win a Gold Glove Award and the first Astros player to receive the honor in the AL. Houston hasn't had a Gold Glove winner since outfielder Michael Bourn won his second in a row in the National League in 2010.

According to, Keuchel led Major League pitchers with 10 defensive runs saved compared to the average player at his position.

The award is based 75 percent on input from AL managers and coaches and 25 percent on defensive metrics. As many as seven people from each club may vote for the award, but voters are prohibited from selecting someone from their own team.

Buehrle is a four-time Gold Glove Award winner (2009-11 in the AL, '12 in the NL).

Brian McTaggart is a reporter for and writes an MLBlog, Tag's Lines. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.