CLEVELAND, OHIO - SEPTEMBER 15: Roberto Perez #55 of the Cleveland Indians rounds the bases on his three-run homer in the sixth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Progressive Field on September 15, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND — Indians catcher Roberto Perez won his first carer Gold Glove Award Friday.
First year as the primary catcher. ✔️ First #GoldGlove. ✔️
Perez was nominated for the 2019 Rawlings Gold Glove Award in October, along with teammate Francisco Lindor.
This past season, Perez led the American League in putouts (1,082), double plays turned as a catcher (12) and caught stealing percentage (40.8 percent). He also led all of baseball with 29 defensive runs saved.
Perez, along with Lindor, are now eligible to win a Platinum Glove Award. The winner of that award will be announced on Nov. 8.