Jake Arrieta has a legitimate chance to win the NL Cy Young Award tonight, there's a couple of Buck Showlater connection in the manager of the year awards, David Ortiz is retiring and Manny Machado missed on the Platinum Gold Glove.
Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado won the third annual Rawlings Platinum Glove Award for the American League, given to the league's best overall defensive player and chosen from among this season's nine AL Gold Glove winners.
Orioles center fielder Adam Jones, speaking to reporters Wednesday afternoon, was mum about his thoughts on what the Orioles need to do this offseason to improve, but he said he¿s been sharing his opinion with Orioles manager Buck Showalter since the season ended.
Showalter was announced Wednesday night as one of three finalists for the Baseball Writers' Association of America's award after leading the Orioles to a 93-69 record and their first playoff appearance since 1997.
The Orioles could lose Matt Wieters at any moment of this road trip. Wieters said his wife, Maria, is due to give birth to their first child Sept. 27, when the Orioles will be in Baltimore. But he said doctors told the couple it¿s possible she will give birth sooner.