Defensive honors for Reds, Cueto
The Reds were shutout for Gold Gloves on Tuesday but they received some defensive honors on Wednesday. Their efforts on the field were recognized as Cincinnati was named the Wilson Defensive Team of the Year.
Individually, Reds rotation ace Johnny Cueto won the Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award for pitchers.
Established in 2012 as the only official defensive award recognized by Major League Baseball, the Wilson Sporting Goods Co., changed its format this year by giving an award to the nine best defensive players at each position among a combined pool of American League and National League candidates and one team award for each league. Previously, Wilson presented its award to one individually selected player for each team.
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2014 Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award Winners
(P) Johnny Cueto – Cincinnati Reds
(C) Russell Martin – Pittsburgh Pirates
(1B) Adrian Gonzalez – Los Angeles Dodgers
(2B) Ian Kinsler – Detroit Tigers
(3B) Juan Uribe – Los Angeles Dodgers
(SS) Andrelton Simmons – Atlanta Braves
(LF) Alex Gordon – Kansas City Royals
(CF) Lorenzo Cain – Kansas City Royals