In rebuilding the Orioles into a contender, manager Buck Showalter knew a greater priority needed to be placed on playing exceptional defense.
Now, after a year during which the club set new standards for defensive excellence, the Orioles are being recognized individually for their defensive play.
Six Orioles were named finalists Friday for Rawlings Gold Glove Awards.
When the winners are announced Tuesday night, Orioles center fielder Adam Jones and catcher Matt Wieters will be going for their third career Gold Gloves. Wieters could win his third consecutive award. Shortstop J.J. Hardy and right fielder Nick Markakis are up for their second career Gold Gloves. Hardy won...