Indians C Perez named Wilson high defensive participant


FILE PHOTO: Sep 19, 2019; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians’ Roberto Perez runs after hitting a two-RBI single throughout the fifth inning towards the Detroit Tigers at Progressive Area. Obligatory Credit score: David Dermer-USA TODAY Sports activities

Cleveland Indians catcher Roberto Perez was chosen the Wilson Defensive Participant of the Yr on Wednesday because the glove provider introduced its defensive participant awards.

Perez, who’s one among 4 first-time honorees on the all-defensive workforce, threw out an American League-best 40.eight p.c of base steals (20 of 49) this season.

Additionally claiming their first Wilson workforce honor are three different place gamers: St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong, Arizona Diamondbacks left fielder David Peralta and New York Yankees proper fielder Aaron Choose.

The Houston Astros, named Defensive Crew of the Yr, additionally acquired an award for the primary time.

Los Angeles Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons gained for the sixth time, Milwaukee Brewers middle fielder Lorenzo Cain earned his fourth award and Diamondbacks/Astros pitcher Zack Greinke gained for the third time.

Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman and Oakland Athletics third baseman Matt Chapman every gained for the second time. Chapman was the 2018 Defensive Participant of the Yr.

Wilson started selecting a high defensive participant in 2012 and added the workforce award in 2014.

—Area Degree Media