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Indians SS Francisco Lindor and C Roberto Perez Each Win Gold Gloves

A couple of Indians were honored with Gold Gloves on Sunday, as catcher Roberto Perez won his first gold glove, and shortstop Francisco Lindor was handed his second honor of his career.

It’s the first time since 2001 that two Indians were awarded Gold Gloves.

Lindor ranked second among American League shortstops in fielding percentage (.979, 10 errors/481 total chances) and Defensive Runs Saved.

He recorded just five errors in 74 second half games. He won his other Gold Glove back in 2016.

Perez did not give up a passed ball in 118 games and 993.2 innings behind the plate, and overall compiled a franchise record .997 fielding percentage.

The Tribe everyday catcher is just the fourth catcher since at least 1930 with at least 118 games caught without a passed ball.

His 29 Defensive Runs Saved outpaced all other Major League catchers by at least 17 runs and was the second-highest total by a catcher since Baseball Info Solutions (BIS) began tracking the metric in 2003.

He recorded an American League-best 40.8% (20-for-49) caught stealing percentage.

Voting for the award was done in last September, and is a compilation of votes among Major League coaches and managers, as well as members of SABR (Society for American Baseball Research).

Both Perez and Lindor are each in the running for their first Rawlings Platinum Glove, which is a fan vote done at Rawlings.com

Voting for that award concludes at 11:59pm on November 7th.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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