Tigers' Ian Kinsler wins 1st Gold Glove

The Detroit News

Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler won his first Gold Glove and is the first Detroit second baseman to receive the honor since Placido Polanco in 2009.

Kinsler was one of four Tigers nominated for the defensive honor. The other finalists were pitcher Justin Verlander, catcher James McCann and shortstop Jose Iglesias. All three were seeking their first career Gold Gloves.

Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler snares his first Gold Glove.

In 151 games at second base in 2016, Kinsler had a .988 fielding percentage, committing just nine errors in 744 total chances. Kinsler led all AL second basemen with a 5.09 range factor per nine innings, while he was tied for the lead among AL second basemen with 12 defensive runs saved. He also ranked second among AL second basemen with 303 putouts and 432 assists, while he was fifth with a .988 fielding percentage.