Three Blue Jays among finalists for 2021 Gold Glove awards

Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Marcus Semien is a finalist for the Gold Glove award. (Jon Blacker/CP)

Toronto Blue Jays stars Marcus Semien, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. and Jose Berrios are among the finalists for the 2021 Gold Glove awards.

Rawlings, the presenting sponsor of the award, announced the finalists on their Twitter account. There are three finalists for each position in each league.

Semien is a finalist for the first time in his career and is being recognized after switching to second base from shortstop with the Blue Jays. He recorded a fielding percentage of .985 at second with only eight errors in 147 games. The Angels' David Fletcher and the Royals' Whit Merrifield are the other American League second base finalists.

Gurriel Jr. is a Gold Glove finalist for the first time after his second complete season in left field for the Blue Jays. He recorded 12 outfield assists and only four errors with a .978 fielding percentage in 119 games this season. Rays rookie Randy Arozarena and Royals veteran Andre Benintendi are the other American League left field finalists.

Berrios is also a Gold Glove finalist for the first time in his career. The Blue Jays acquired the right-handed starter from the Twins in a blockbuster deal at the trade deadline. In 32 starts between the Twins and Blue Jays, Berrios posted a .900 fielding percentage with four errors and 23 assists. The Astros' Zack Greinke and the White Sox's Dallas Keuchel are the other American League pitcher finalists.

Below is the complete list of finalists for the 2021 Gold Glove awards.

AMERICAN LEAGUE

PITCHER
José Berríos, Blue Jays
Zack Greinke, Astros
Dallas Keuchel, White Sox

CATCHER
Martín Maldonado, Astros
Sean Murphy, A's
Salvador Perez, Royals

FIRST BASE
Yuli Gurriel, Astros
Matt Olson, A's
Jared Walsh, Angels

SECOND BASE
David Fletcher, Angels
Whit Merrifield, Royals
Marcus Semien, Blue Jays

THIRD BASE
Matt Chapman, A's
José Ramírez, Indians
Joey Wendle, Rays

SHORTSTOP
Carlos Correa, Astros
J.P. Crawford, Mariners
Andrelton Simmons, Twins

LEFT FIELD
Randy Arozarena, Rays
Andrew Benintendi, Royals
Lourdes Gurriel Jr., Blue Jays

CENTER FIELD
Kevin Kiermaier, Rays
Myles Straw, Indians
Michael A. Taylor, Royals

RIGHT FIELD
Hunter Renfroe, Red Sox
Kyle Tucker, Astros
Joey Gallo, Yankees

NATIONAL LEAGUE

PITCHER
Zach Davies, Cubs
Max Fried, Braves
Zack Wheeler, Phillies

CATCHER
Yadier Molina, Cardinals
J.T. Realmuto, Phillies
Jacob Stallings, Pirates

FIRST BASE
Freddie Freeman, Braves
Paul Goldschmidt, Cardinals
Max Muncy, Dodgers

SECOND BASE
Ozzie Albies, Braves
Tommy Edman, Cardinals
Kolten Wong, Brewers

THIRD BASE
Nolan Arenado, Cardinals
Manny Machado, Padres
Ryan McMahon, Rockies

SHORTSTOP
Brandon Crawford, Giants
Francisco Lindor, Mets
Kevin Newman, Pirates

LEFT FIELD
Tyler O'Neill, Cardinals
David Peralta, D-backs
AJ Pollock, Dodgers

CENTER FIELD
Harrison Bader, Cardinals
Bryan Reynolds, Pirates
Jackie Bradley Jr., Brewers

RIGHT FIELD
Mookie Betts, Dodgers
Adam Duvall, Braves
Mike Yastrzemski, Giants

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