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Adrian Beltre wins fourth Gold Glove

Texas Rangers third baseman won his fourth Gold Glove award -- and his second in as many years with the Rangers.

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Rick Yeatts

Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre won his fourth career Gold Glove award on Tuesday, and his second in as many years with the Rangers.

Beltre was voted the American League's top defender at the hot corner by managers and coaches throughout the league. Though the award seems to have dwindling value, it's still one of Major League Baseball's major postseason awards -- and the voters, in Beltre's case, did make the proper selection.

Beltre posted a DRS (defensive runs saved) of 13 this year, which is the same exact total that he had in 2011. Beltre's UZR/150 of 15.1 is down from 17.0 in 2011, but still remains an excellent number.

Beltre also won the Gold Glove in 2007 and 2008, when he was a member of the Seattle Mariners.

Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus was a finalist for the Gold Glove at shortstop, but lost to Baltimore Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy.

Likewise, Rangers left fielder David Murphy was a finalist, but lost out to Royals left fielder, Alex Gordon.

Matt Wieters, Mark Teixeira, Robinson Cano, Adam Jones, Josh Reddick and Jake Peavy also won a Gold Glove in the American League.

In the National League, Yadier Molina, Adam LaRoche, Darwin Barney, Jimmy Rollins, Chase Headley, Andrew McCutchen, Carlos Gonzalez, Jason Heyward and Mark Buehrle each took home a Gold Glove.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.