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Taking a closer look at the Orioles' Gold Glove finalists
Taking a closer look at the Orioles' Gold Glove finalists

The three Orioles who were named finalists for Gold Glove Awards on Thursday are all previous winners. Both center fielder Adam Jones and shortstop J.J. Hardy have won at their respective positions in each of the past two seasons. Right fielder Nick Markakis won the award in 2011. I wasn’t surprised that third baseman Manny Machado, last year’s Gold Glove winner at third and the AL Platinum Glove winner, wasn’t a finalist. He missed the season’s first month recovering from offseason knee surgery and missed the last month and a half of the season after an injury to his other knee. Machado played in just 82 games in 2014 and even Machado said it took him a...

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