Dustin Pedroia Wins Fourth Career Gold Glove; Jackie Bradley Jr. Denied

Dustin Pedroia didn’t have his best year at the plate, but his defense was as stellar as ever. A similar statement could be made about Jackie Bradley Jr., but he didn’t quite make the cut.

Major League Baseball announced its 2014 Gold Glove Award winners Tuesday night, and Pedroia claimed his fourth career award at second base, placing him in elite company in Boston Red Sox history.

Pedroia joins Dwight Evans (8), Carl Yastrzemski (7) and Fred Lynn (4) as four-time #RedSox Gold Glove winners.

Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) November 05, 2014

Bradley, however, wasn’t quite as lucky. The Red Sox center fielder lost out on the Gold Glove to the Baltimore Orioles’ Adam Jones, who now has won the award three years in a row. Whether Bradley — who batted .198 this season and spent some time in Triple-A Pawtucket — deserved the award still is up for debate.

FWIW, John Farrell repeatedly said JBJ was the best center fielder in the game, and he wasn’t the only person to say that.

Jason Mastrodonato (@JMastrodonato) November 05, 2014

Bradley had 14 DRS and a 15.9 UZR. Jones had 2 DRS and an 8.3 UZR. But JBJ started 105 games in CF and Jones 153.

Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) November 05, 2014

@TimBritton Does a Gold Glover generally spend three weeks at Pawtucket in the middle of the baseball season?

Ian Browne (@IanMBrowne) November 05, 2014

See below for a list of winners at each position from both the American and National leagues.

American League
C — Salvador Perez, Kansas City Royals
1B — Eric Hosmer, Royals
2B — Dustin Pedroia, Boston Red Sox
3B — Kyle Seager, Seattle Mariners
SS — J.J. Hardy, Baltimore Orioles
LF — Alex Gordon, Kansas City Royals
CF — Adam Jones, Orioles
RF — Nick Markakis, Orioles
P — Dallas Keuchel, Houston Astros

National League
C — Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals
1B — Adrian Gonzalez, Los Angeles Dodgers
2B — DJ LeMahieu, Colorado Rockies
3B — Nolan Arenado, Rockies
SS — Andrelton Simmons, Atlanta Braves
LF — Christian Yelich, Miami Marlins
CF — Juan Lagares, New York Mets
RF — Jason Heyward, Atlanta Braves
P — Zack Greinke, Dodgers

Photo via Bob DeChiara/USA TODAY Sports Images

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