Astros' Bourn wins Gold Glove

November 11, 2009 2:38:47 PM PST
Houston Astros centerfielder Michael Bourn won his first Gold Glove for fielding excellence. It's the first award for an Astros player since Brad Ausmus won at catcher in 2006. [SPORTS BLOG: Read the latest from the Eyewitness Sports team]

Bourn had a .992 fielding percentage and 11 outfield assists in 154 games during his second season in Houston. He was tied for sixth among NL outfielders in games, fifth in the NL in outfield assists, and ranked third in total chances (385) and putouts (371).

Bourn broke out offensively too, hitting .285 with a .354 on-base percentage while swiping 61 bases this year.

The 26-year-old also earned the 2009 Astros Team MVP, awarded by the Houston Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America.

Other NL Gold Glove winners announced Wednesday with career awards in parentheses:

  • Catcher - Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals (2)
  • Pitcher - Adam Wainwright, St. Louis Cardinals (1)
  • First Base - Adrian Gonzalez, San Diego Padres (2)
  • Second Base - Orlando Hudson, Los Angeles Dodgers (4)
  • Shortstop - Jimmy Rollins, Philadelphia Phillies, (3)
  • Third Base - Ryan Zimmerman, Washington Nationals (1)
  • Outfielders - Shane Victorino, Philadelphia Phillies, (2), Matt Kemp, Los Angeles Dodgers (1), Michael Bourn, Houston Astros (1)
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