Ryan and Ackley Named AL Gold Glove Award Finalists

The Mariners double play combination of Brendan Ryan (shortstop) and Dustin Ackley (second base) have been named finalists for the 2012 American League Rawlings Gold Award® at their respective positions.

Ryan and Ackley anchored the Mariners defense that tied for the American League lead with a .988 fielding percentage (72 E, 6012 TC), second-best in club history. The duo combined for a Major League-high 38 defensive runs saved, the most by any middle-infield combination in the Majors.

Ryan led all Major League shortstops with 27 defensive runs saved (2nd-highest by any position player). He posted a .985 fielding percentage (9 E, 601 TC) in 138 games at shortstop (134 starts).

Ackley tied for third byAL second baseman with 11 defensive runs saved. In 142 starts at second base he made only 7 errors for a .989 fielding percentage (7 E, 639 TC).

The Gold Glove award winners will be announced tomorrow (Tuesday, Oct. 30) at 6:30 p.m. PT on ESPN2. Each manager and up to six (6) coaches on his staff voted from a pool of qualified players in their League, and were not able to vote for players on their own team. The 2012 Rawlings Gold Glove Award finalists are as follows:

American League:
P Jeremy Hellickson Tampa Bay Rays
Jake Peavy Chicago White Sox
C.J. Wilson Los Angeles Angels
C Alex Avila Detroit Tigers
Russell Martin New York Yankees
A.J. Pierzynski Chicago White Sox
Matt Wieters Baltimore Orioles
1B Adrian Gonzalez Boston Red Sox
Eric Hosmer Kansas City Royals
Mark Teixeira New York Yankees
2B Dustin Ackley Seattle Mariners
Robinson Cano New York Yankees
Dustin Pedroia Boston Red Sox
3B Adrian Beltre Texas Rangers
Brandon Inge Oakland Athletics
Mike Moustakas Kansas City Royals
SS Elvis Andrus Texas Rangers
J.J. Hardy Baltimore Orioles
Brendan Ryan Seattle Mariners
LF Alex Gordon Kansas City Royals
Desmond Jennings Tampa Bay Rays
David Murphy Texas Rangers
CF Austin Jackson Detroit Tigers
Adam Jones Baltimore Orioles
Mike Trout Los Angeles Angels
RF Shin-Soo Choo Cleveland Indians
Jeff Francoeur Kansas City Royals
Josh Reddick Oakland Athletics
National League:
P Bronson Arroyo Cincinnati Reds
Mark Buehrle Miami Marlins
Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles Dodgers
C Yadier Molina St. Louis Cardinals
Miguel Montero Arizona Diamondbacks
Carlos Ruiz Philadelphia Phillies
1B Freddie Freeman Atlanta Braves
Adam LaRoche Washington Nationals
Joey Votto Cincinnati Reds
2B Darwin Barney Chicago Cubs
Aaron Hill Arizona Diamondbacks
Brandon Phillips Cincinnati Reds
3B Chase Headley San Diego Padres
Aramis Ramirez Milwaukee Brewers
David Wright New York Mets
SS Zack Cozart Cincinnati Reds
Ian Desmond Washington Nationals
Jose Reyes Miami Marlins
Jimmy Rollins Philadelphia Phillies
LF Ryan Braun Milwaukee Brewers
Carlos Gonzalez Colorado Rockies
Martin Prado Atlanta Braves
CF Michael Bourn Atlanta Braves
Andrew McCutchen Pittsburgh Pirates
Drew Stubbs Cincinnati Reds
RF Jay Bruce Cincinnati Reds
Andre Ethier Los Angeles Dodgers
Jason Heyward Atlanta Braves

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