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Cano announced as Gold Glove Award finalist

Cano announced as Gold Glove Award finalist

Cano announced as Gold Glove Award finalist

NEW YORK -- Robinson Cano already counts two Rawlings Gold Glove Awards to his name, and the Yankees second baseman's splendid performance in the field this season has earned him the nomination for another.

Cano was announced as a finalist for the American League Gold Glove at second base on Friday, a select group of slick-fielding keystoners that includes Dustin Pedroia of the Red Sox and Ben Zobrist of the Rays. The winners will be announced Tuesday night at 8 ET on ESPN2.

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The 31-year-old Cano previously won Gold Glove Awards at the position in 2010 and '12.

The AL's starting second baseman for the All-Star Game, Cano made 153 starts at the position this season, handling 657 chances in 1,350 1/3 innings. He made just six errors for a .991 fielding percentage.

Over the last six seasons, Cano has compiled a .989 fielding percentage, handling a Major League-high 4,480 chances at second base over that span.

Cano is one of two Yankees second basemen in history to win a Gold Glove, joining Bobby Richardson, who earned the honor in five straight seasons from 1961-65.

The complete list of finalists:

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Pitcher
Mark Buehrle, Blue Jays
R.A. Dickey, Blue Jays
Doug Fister, Tigers

Catcher
Joe Mauer, Twins
Salvador Perez, Royals
Matt Wieters, Orioles

First base
Chris Davis, Orioles
Eric Hosmer, Royals
James Loney, Rays

Second base
Robinson Cano, Yankees
Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox
Ben Zobrist, Rays

Third base
Adrian Beltre, Rangers
Evan Longoria, Rays
Manny Machado, Orioles

Shortstop
Alcides Escobar, Royals
Yunel Escobar, Rays
J.J. Hardy, Orioles

Left field
Yoenis Cespedes, A's
Andy Dirks, Tigers
Alex Gordon, Royals

Center field
Lorenzo Cain, Royals
Jacoby Ellsbury, Red Sox
Adam Jones, Orioles

Right field
Nick Markakis, Orioles
Shane Victorino, Red Sox
Josh Reddick, A's

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Pitcher
Patrick Corbin, D-backs
Zack Greinke, Dodgers
Adam Wainwright, Cardinals

Catcher
A.J. Ellis, Dodgers
Russell Martin, Pirates
Yadier Molina, Cardinals

First base
Paul Goldschmidt, D-backs
Adrian Gonzalez, Dodgers
Anthony Rizzo, Cubs

Second base
Darwin Barney, Cubs
Brandon Phillips, Reds
Mark Ellis, Dodgers

Third base
Nolan Arenado, Rockies
Juan Uribe, Dodgers
David Wright, Mets

Shortstop
Ian Desmond, Nationals
Andrelton Simmons, Braves
Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies

Left field
Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies
Starling Marte, Pirates
Eric Young Jr., Mets

Center field
Carlos Gomez, Brewers
Andrew McCutchen, Pirates
Denard Span, Nationals

Right field
Jay Bruce, Reds
Jason Heyward, Braves
Gerardo Parra, D-backs

Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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