Blue Jays outfielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. nominated for Gold Glove Award

Toronto Blue Jays left fielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. makes a catch on a fly out New York Yankees' Tyler Wade during the sixth inning of a baseball game on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in New York. (Adam Hunger/AP)

Toronto Blue Jays left fielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. has been nominated for a Gold Glove Award, as announced by Rawlings Baseball on Thursday.

Gurriel Jr. started 49 games in left for the Blue Jays in 2020, recording three assists and just one error in 104 fielding chances. He ranked tied for second among qualified American League left fielders in Fangraphs' Ultimate Zone Rating metric (1.2).

This is the first time the 27-year-old has been nominated to win a Gold Glove Award. He is up against Royals' Alex Gordon and Astros' Kyle Tucker.

All Gold Glove winners (there is one for each position in both leagues) will be named on the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 3.

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