Major League Baseball announced the winners of the 2012 Gold Glove Awards on Tuesday. Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina won his fifth straight award in the National League. The Braves' Jason Heyward and Pirates' Andrew McCutchen were first-time winners in the outfield, while Colorado left fielder Carlos Gonzalez won his second Gold Glove. Darwin Barney of the Cubs won at second base, while the Nationals' Adam LaRoche was a first-time winner at first base. Jimmy Rollins of the Phillies was the winner at shortstop for the fourth time and Chase Headley of the Padres won his first. Mark Buehrle [[ BURR-lee ]] of the Marlins won the NL award for a pitcher.
In the American League, the Orioles led the way with three winners. Catcher Matt Wieters won his second straight Gold Glove while center fielder Adam Jones added his second as well. Shortstop J.J. Hardy was a first-time winner for the O's. Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeria won his fifth award while Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre won his fourth. Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano also won while Kansas City's Alex Gordon and Oakland's Josh Reddick picked up awards in the outfield. Jake Peavy of the White Sox and Jeremy Hellickson of the Rays shared the AL award in the pitcher's spot.