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Third baseman Manny Machado the Orioles' sole finalist for Gold Glove award

Third baseman Manny Machado the Orioles' sole finalist for Gold Glove award

Orioles third baseman Manny Machado is the club's lone finalist for a Rawlings Gold Glove Award, putting him in contention for his third award since 2013.

Machado, who is an American League finalist alongside Evan Longoria of the Tampa Bay Rays and José Ramírez of the Cleveland Indians, continued to make his signature highlight-worthy plays at the hot corner this past season, even if his defense wasn't as highly rated by analytics as previous seasons.

According to FanGraphs, among AL third basemen who played at least 700 innings he ranked fourth with six defensive runs saved and sixth with a 4.9 UZR/150, which credits or debits fielders for the value of a...

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