Luers grad Kevin Kiermaier wins second straight 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)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – For the second year in a row Bishop Luers graduate Kevin Kiermaier has taken home the hardware as the best defensive center fielder in the American League.

The annual Gold Glove awards announced on Tuesday night and Kiermaier takes home his position’s top honor despite missing almost two months with a pair of broken bones in his left hand.

Toronto’s Kevin Pillar and Boston’s Jackie Bradley Jr. were the other finalists this year.

Kiermaier was one of three finalists for the American League Gold Glove in right field in 2014.