Orioles third baseman Manny Machado is a finalist to win his second career Gold Glove, the award's title sponsor Rawlings announced Thursday.
The Orioles earned three Gold Glove awards in each of the past two seasons -- shortstop J.J. Hardy, center fielder Adam Jones and right fielder Nick Markakis won in 2014 -- but Machado was the only O's player to be a finalist this season.
Machado -- who won his first Gold Glove in 2013, as well as the 2013 AL Platinum Glove for the league's best overall defensive player -- is one of three finalists at third base, joining Texas' Adrian Beltre and Tampa Bay's Evan Longoria.
The Gold Glove awards, selected by a combination of managers and coaches voting and a statistical formula, will be announced Nov. 10 during an ESPN broadcast beginning at 7 p.m.
Machado, 23, enjoyed his best season offensively in 2015, becoming the second player in Orioles history to hit at least 30 homers (35), score 100 runs (102) and steal 20 bases (20).
Despite committing a career-high 19 errors in his 156 games at third (he also played parts of seven games at shortstop, making two errors there), Machado still recorded a .961 fielding percentage.
Machado's 3.09 range factor per nine innings led all AL third basemen. His 1.9 defensive wins above replacement was sixth best in the American League and second among AL third baseman behind Beltre's 2.3.
Both Hardy and Jones had won the Gold Glove at their position in each of the past three seasons, but both players played through and missed time with injuries this year.
Hardy committed just three errors this past season over 114 games, his fewest in a season when playing at least 100 games, and posted a career-best .993 fielding percentage, topping all AL shortstops.
Jones, a four-time Gold Glove winner, led all AL center fielders with four double plays turned and posted 13 outfield assists, fifth best among AL outfielders. He also recorded a .991 fielding percentage (fifth best among AL center fielders) and his 13 total zone runs were fourth best among AL center fielders.