After winning a Gold Glove last season, Orioles center fielder Adam Jones, and the rest of the club's defense, was shutout of this year's American League awards, which were announced Thursday afternoon.
Jones lost out in the outfield to Seattle Mariners center fielder Franklin Gutierrez, Tampa Bay Rays left fielder Carl Crawford and Seattle right fielder Ichiro Suzuki, who won his 10th straight award, tying Ken Griffey Jr. and Al Kaline for most consecutive by an outfielder.
Jones led all major league center fielders with 12 assists, but he also led American League center fielders with seven errors. He was attempting to become the first Oriole to win consecutive Gold Gloves since pitcher Mike Mussina in 1998-1999.
The other AL Gold Glove winners include three New York Yankees infielders: first baseman and Mount St. Joseph alum Mark Teixeira, second baseman Robinson Cano and shortstop Derek Jeter, who won his fifth. Teixeira has four Gold Gloves, including two straight.
Rounding out the team were Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer, Tampa Bay third baseman Evan Longoria and Chicago White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle.
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