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Dodgers News: Mookie Betts Named Finalist for National League Gold Glove Award in 2 Positions

Dodgers super utility man Mookie Betts has been named a finalist for the National League Gold Glove award in two positions: Right field and utility.

Betts, a six-time Gold Glove award winner, won the award last year with the Dodgers, and every year from 2016-2020 with the Boston Red Sox and LA.

Betts is up against Fernando Tatis Jr. of the San Diego Padres and Lane Thomas of the Washington Nationals for the award in right field.

He’s up against Ha-Seong Kim of the Padres and Tommy Edman of the St. Louis Cardinals for the award in the utility category.

Betts had by far his most interesting year defensively this season. The six-time Gold Glove award winner in right field found himself back on the dirt for a lot of the year, as he played second base against right-handed pitching to allow the team’s three left-handed outfielders to platoon.

He even played some shortstop earlier in the year when the Dodgers needed help with all their injuries.

No matter where Betts was on the field, he was an above-average defender. In his 107 games and 701.2 innings in right field, Betts made zero errors and had three defensive runs saved above average. And in his 70 games and 485 innings at second base, Betts had an incredible seven defensive runs saved above average.

Betts proved his versatility this season more than ever this year, which is a big reason why he’s going to also be named a finalist for the Most Valuable Player award in the National League.

For now, though, Betts will be looking to win his seventh and eighth Gold Glove awards of his career, and third and fourth since joining the Dodgers.

Betts joins Freddie Freeman (first base) and David Peralta (left field) as the three Dodgers finalists for the Gold Glove awards.

The winners are announced on Nov. 5 at 4:30 p.m. PT on ESPN.

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Noah Camras

Noah is an Editor for Dodgers Nation. He graduated from USC in 2022 with a B.A. in Journalism and minor in Sports Media Studies. He's been a Dodger fan his whole life, and his all-time favorite Dodgers are Matt Kemp and Russell Martin.

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