Roger Mooney covers the Tampa Bay Rays for The Tampa Tribune, TBO.com and News Channel 8. He has covered the Rays since their first season in 1998, including 11 years for the Bradenton Herald. Roger has also covered Florida, South Florida and Florida State football, the Bucs and the Lightning.
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Posted Oct 30, 2012 by Roger Mooney
Updated Oct 30, 2012 at 10:36 PM
Rays pitcher Jeremy Hellickson was named the co-winner of the 2012 Rawlings American League Gold Glove Award at pitcher, sharing the honor with Jake Peavy of the Chicago White Sox.
“We all take a great deal of pride in our fielding,” Hellickson said. “We work on it all spring training. I think we all grew up playing the field as well. All of us would love to win this. We love competing fielding-wise as well as pitching-wise, too. It really hasn’t set in. I wasn’t really expecting it at all. It was pretty cool.”
Rays left fielder Desmond Jennings was also a finalist, finishing behind Alex Gordon of the Kansas City Royals.
Hellickson became the fourth member of the Rays organization and first pitcher to earn the prestigious fielding honor, joining first baseman Carlos Peña (2008), third baseman Evan Longoria (2009, 2010) and former left fielder Carl Crawford (2010).