Colorado Rockies infielder DJ LeMahieu, who helped lead LSU to the 2009 College World Series title, was named the victor Sunday night of the 2018 National League Gold Glove Award at second base. Yadier Molina leads this year's class with nine Rawlings Gold Glove Awards.
This is Bradley's first time winning a Gold Glove, though he has been a finalist once before. The manager got a hero's welcome, starting with a greeting by Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló at the airport.
Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Ian Kinsler won Gold Gloves for the World Series champion Red Sox on Sunday night, and the Atlanta Braves also were recognized for their fielding excellence this season.
Oakland and Colorado each had two Gold Glove winners in the infield. The award is presented each year to the best defensive player at each position in both the National League and American League. Additionally, no Toronto Blue Jay placed in the top 25 of top AL qualified players by SDI.More news: Theresa May secures 'secret Brexit deal to keep United Kingdom in customs union'
As the bearded southpaw enters free agency for the first time in his professional career, an additional Gold Glove to the trophy case can't hurt his case. Freeman and Rizzo tied for the award at first base, and center fielder Ender Inciarte and right fielder Nick Markakis also were honored for the Braves.
Corey Dickerson has been named as the Rawlings Gold Glove victor for National League left fielders.
Pittsburgh left fielder Corey Dickerson rounds out the NL winners.