Their team and manager may have fallen short, but three Baltimore Orioles players picked up awards for their defensive efforts this season. Adam Jones, Nick Markakis and J.J. Hardy all won Gold Glove awards Wednesday.
Center fielder Adam Jones may have lost a bet over football, but his baseball brethren were much kinder. He credited “the grind” for his 4th Gold Glove award.
“The grind has awarded me with my 4th GG and 3rd straight,” Jones tweeted. “These to me are team awards cause we grind as a unit in Bmore.”
Nick Markakis has some offseason drama in store after the Orioles’ declined their fourth-year option on the right fielder. Markakis is rumored to be discussing a new four-year deal with the club, and he’ll have some new bargaining power with his second Gold Glove award.
Hardy, the O’s shortstop, credited third base coach Bobby Dickerson, who works with O’s players on defense. The O’s also credited Wayne Kirby, who works with outfielders.
Between the three of them, those players have a total of nine Gold Glove awards. Good luck hitting past them.
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