Kevin Kiermaier tabbed finalist for Gold Glove

Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier reaches up to catch a fly out by Texas Rangers' Robinson Chirinos in the third inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier reaches up to catch a fly out by Texas Rangers' Robinson Chirinos in the third inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

TAMPA, Fla. (WANE) – Bishop Luers graduate Kevin Kiermaier has a chance to make it back-to-back Gold Gloves as the Fort Wayne native is one of three finalists for the American League Gold Glove in center field.

Kiermaier is one of three finalists along with Toronto’s Kevin Pillar and Boston’s Jackie Bradley Jr. Kiermaier missed almost two months this season after fracturing two bones in his left hand while attempting a diving catch against the Tigers back in May.

Kiermaier won last year while also earning the Platinum Glove as the best defensive player in the entire American League.

He was a finalist for the A.L. Gold Glove in right field following the 2014 season. That award went to Baltimore’s Nick Markakis.