He’s golden: Jackie Bradley Jr. becomes first Gamecock to win Gold Glove

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While Gold Gloves are cool and all, prospective suitors are more interested in his first fully healthy season in three years.

Unfortunately for Smoak and the Jays, though, Oakland's Matt Olson, who was spectacular almost all season long, was given the award, also edging out Mitch Moreland of the Boston Red Sox, who himself won a Gold Glove Award in 2016.

Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado and second baseman DJ LeMahieu have been named winners of the Rawlings Gold Glove Award for their respective positions, the second consecutive season that Arenado and LeMahieu have both been awarded the Gold Glove.

Though it was perhaps a bit of a longshot to suggest that Justin Smoak would take home the Gold Glove Award for American League first baseman, it still would've been undeniably nice to have at least one Toronto Blue Jay take home an award.

Here's a full list of the 2018 Gold Glove Award winners. He also ranked tied for second in assists (378), third in total chances per nine innings (4.77), fourth in double plays (90) and fifth in putouts (209).

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The 26-year-old Betts won for the third straight year.

He said he was honored to have won the award and proud of the hard work he's given this season.

Cubs second baseman Javier Baez and right fielder Jason Heyward were also finalists at their positions but didn't win the award. It's Rizzo's second award and Freeman's first.

The pitcher also joins Greg Maddux, Niekro, Bob Gibson and Mike Mussina in the Major League Baseball record books as the only pitchers with at least five Gold Gloves and All-Star selections.

Pittsburgh left fielder Corey Dickerson rounds out the NL winners.

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