Brian Dozier and Byron Buxton of the Twins are finalists for American League Gold Gloves, which recognize the top fielders in baseball.

Dozier, Ian Kinsler of Detroit and Dustin Pedroia of Boston will compete for the award at second base.

Buxton (pictured), Kevin Pillar of Toronto and Lorenzo Cain of Kansas City are the three finalists in center field.

The awards will be announced Nov. 7. They are chosen by managers and coaches.

Eric Hosmer of Kansas City, Carlos Santana of Cleveland and Mitch Moreland of Boston were the finalists at first base, leaving Joe Mauer of the Twins on the outside. Some metrics rated Mauer as the best defensive first baseman in the American League.

Gold Glove Awards are sponsored by Rawlings. The finalists were released on Twitter.

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