Thursday Nov. 6, 2008
Undated--Carlos Pena grabbed attention for all those balls he hit this year. Now the Tampa Bay first baseman is getting noticed for the ones he caught. The Rays star is one of four newcomers on the American League Gold Glove team.
Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia, Texas shortstop Michael Young and Minnesota catcher Joe Mauer also were first-time winners for fielding excellence. The outfield was a repeat from last season. Los Angeles' Torii Hunter and Seattle's Ichiro Suzuki each won for the eighth straight year and Cleveland's Grady Sizemore earned his second award.
New York Yankees pitcher Mike Mussina picks up his seventh Gold Glove. And Seattle third baseman Adrian Beltre won for the second straight year.
(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)