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Martin, Marte, and McCutchen are Gold Glove Finalists

Martin, Marte, and McCutchen are Gold Glove Finalists

Russell Martin is a finalist for the NL Gold Glove award at catcher. (Photo Credit: David Hague)

Rawlings announced the finalists for the 2013 NL Gold Glove awards today, and the Pirates had three players in contention. Russell Martin, Starling Marte, and Andrew McCutchen were all finalists at their positions.

Russell Martin was one of three finalists at catcher. The other two finalists this year are A.J. Ellis of the Dodgers, and Yadier Molina of the Cardinals. Martin won a Gold Glove in 2007 with the Los Angeles Dodgers. However, Molina has won every Gold Glove since then, winning five years in a row. The Pirates haven't had a Gold Glove winner at catcher since Mike LaValliere won in 1987. Tony Pena won three years in a row from 1983-1985. No other Pirates catcher has won the award.

Starling Marte was one of three finalists in left field. The other two finalists were Carlos Gonzalez of the Rockies and Eric Young Jr. of the Mets. Marte has obviously never won a Gold Glove bef...

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