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Adrian Beltre, Nolan Arenado highlight Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners

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The winners of the Rawlings Gold Glove Awards were announced on ESPN on Tuesday night. Here they are:

Catcher

First Base

Second Base

  • National League: Joe Panik, San Francisco Giants (1st)
  • American League: Ian Kinsler, Detroit Tigers (1st)

Third Base

Shortstop

Left Field

Center Field

Right Field

Pitcher

The Giants cleaned up in the infield with Posey behind the plate, Panik at second base, and Crawford at shortstop. No other team topped the Giants’ three Gold Glove Award winners.

Nine players won their first Gold Glove Award. Three others won their second. Adrian Beltre won his fifth career Gold Glove, the most among Tuesday’s winners. Nolan Arenado and Salvador Perez each won their fourth consecutive Gold Glove Award. Jason Heyward, Zack Greinke, and Dallas Keuchel have won the Gold Glove Award in each of the last three years.

Todd Helton cited for DUI following a crash

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Former All-Star first baseman Todd Helton has been charged with driving under the influence after a single-car accident in Knoxville, Tennessee.

According to the sheriff’s report, Helton’s car struck a telephone pole just before 6PM on March 18. He was not seriously injured, but was taken to the hospital for observation. Helton told deputies that he had taken an Ambien a few hours earlier. There was a cup in Helton’s car that “had the odor of an alcoholic beverage.”

Helton’s lawyer says that Helton has entered a treatment program. This was his second DUI arrest in the past six years. He was arrested in Colorado in 2013 while on the disabled list during his final season playing for the Colorado Rockies. He retired that year.

Helton, a five-time All-Star, played for the Rockies from 1997 through 2013, winning three Gold Gloves and collecting 2,519 hits and 369 homers. In 2000 he led the league in batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, RBI, doubles, total bases and hits.