Adam Jones said he was shocked and surprised but honored as well to win his first-ever American League Gold Glove.
“The Gold Glove is hard to get into because so many guys win it consecutively. Ichiro and Torii do it every year and it’s deserved. To get into that fraternity is an honor in itself,” the 24-year-old Jones said.
“It did (surprise me). I was just sitting here relaxed and got a call from our general manager. I was like ‘wow.’ I always thought I had a chance if I played a full season. This was kind of a shock to me but shows I left a lasting impression in the minds of the coaches when it was time to vote.