ST. LOUIS – Jon Jay may win a Gold Glove at some point in his career. It won’t come this year.
Rawlings announced the finalists for the Gold Glove Awards Monday and the talented Cardinals outfielder was not among the three National League finalists for center field. Selected instead were Michael Bourn of the Atlanta Braves, Andrew McCutchen of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Drew Stubbs of the Cincinnati Reds.
Voting was done by managers and up to six coaches per team. They are not allowed to vote for players on their own team.
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny campaigned numerous times for Jay to be considered for a Gold Glove Award. Jay didn’t commit an error in the regular season and made several highlight reel catches near or at the wall in center field.
Working against Jay was the fact that he only played in 117 games due a shoulder injury suffered while slamming into the wall in April.
Catcher Yadier Molina was the only Cardinals player listed among the finalists. He’s going for his fifth straight Gold Glove Award.
The awards will be announced Tuesday night at 8 p.m. CT. Former Cardinals shortstop Ozzie Smith will participate in the presentation.
Here is the complete list of finalists for both leagues:
Pitcher: Bronson Arroyo, Reds; Mark Buehrle, Marlins; Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers Catcher: Yadier Molina, Cardinals; Miguel Montero, Diamondbacks; Carlos Ruiz, Phillies First base: Freddie Freeman, Braves; Adam LaRoche, Nationals; Joey Votto, Reds Second base: Darwin Barney, Cubs; Aaron Hill, Diamondbacks; Brandon Phillips, Reds Third base: Chase Headley, Padres; Aramis Ramirez, Brewers; David Wright, Mets Shortstop: Zack Cozart, Reds; Ian Desmond, Nationals; Jose Reyes, Marlins; Jimmy Rollins, Phillies Left field: Ryan Braun, Brewers; Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies; Martin Prado, Braves Center field: Michael Bourn, Braves; Andrew McCutchen, Pirates; Drew Stubbs, Reds Right field: Jay Bruce, Reds; Andre Ethier, Dodgers; Jason Heyward, Braves
Pitcher: Jeremy Hellickson, Rays; Jake Peavy, White Sox; C.J. Wilson, Angels Catcher: Alex Avila, Tigers; Russell Martin, Yankees; A.J. Pierzynski, White Sox; Matt Wieters, Orioles First base: Adrian Gonzalez, Red Sox; Eric Hosmer, Royals; Mark Teixeira, Yankees Second base: Dustin Ackley, Mariners; Robinson Cano, Yankees; Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox Third base: Adrian Beltre, Rangers; Brandon Inge, A’s; Mike Moustakas, Royals Shortstop: Elvis Andrus, Rangers; J.J. Hardy, Orioles; Brendan Ryan, Mariners Left field: Alex Gordon, Royals; Desmond Jennings, Rays; David Murphy, Rangers Center field: Austin Jackson, Tigers; Adam Jones, Orioles; Mike Trout, Angels Right field: Shin-Soo Choo, Indians; Jeff Francoeur, Royals; Josh Reddick, A’s