BY: John Mamola / 620wdae.com
Congratulations to the entire Tampa Bay Rays starting infield on being named finalists for the Rawlings Gold Glove Awards which will be announced next Tuesday at 7:00pm eastern time on ESPN2. Evan Longoria, Yunel Escobar, Ben Zobrist, and James Loney all were named as finalists earlier today with only Longoria claiming the award (twice) in the past (2009, 2010).
According to the release from MLB, this year's awards will be the first time where SABR (Society for American Baseball Research) will formally incorporate sabermetrics as a component in determining winners.
To read the full release, click here.