Colorado Rockies News and Notes: Nolan Arenado Golden Again
Another year, another Gold Glove for Nolan Arenado, the All-Star third baseman for the Colorado Rockies.
Arenado earned his fourth consecutive Gold Glove on Tuesday night, earning the award over Washington’s Anthony Rendon and Justin Turner of the Los Angeles Dodgers. With the win, the 25-year-old became the first third baseman since Oakland’s Eric Chavez to earn the award four or more times. Chavez captured six between 2001 and 2006.
It’s another piece of hardware for Arenado, who grabbed his second consecutive Fielding Bible award in late October.
The news, however, wasn’t so good for fellow Rockies DJ LeMahieu and Carlos Gonzalez, who were also in the running for Gold Gloves at second base and right field, respectively. LeMahieu was bested by San Francisco’s Joe Panik while Jason Heyward of the Chicago Cubs earned his fourth Gold Glove by topping CarGo.
You can see the complete list of Gold Glove winners by clicking here.
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Miller heads to the Angels
It may have gone a bit under the radar, but former Colorado reliever Justin Miller has signed a free agent deal with the Los Angeles Angels.
In his two seasons in Colorado, the right-hander posted a 4-4 record and 4.97 ERA in 74 games. He was outrighted to Triple-A Albuquerque by the Rockies on October 12 and elected free agency the next day.
McMahon earns praise in Fall Stars Game
Rockies prospect Ryan McMahon earned a Top 9 Performer Award from MLB.com for his performance in the recent Arizona Fall League Fall Stars Game.
McMahon started at first base and went 1-for-2 with a two-run homer. However, his East team fell to the West, 12-4.
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Through his first 16 games with the AFL’s Salt River Rafters, McMahon is hitting .263 with six RBI.