CLEVELAND -- Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor won his first American League Gold Glove Award, Major League Baseball announced Tuesday night.
Over 155 games, 153 of which were starts, Lindor had a .982 fielding percentage. In 674 total chances over 1,365 innings of work, Lindor registered 215 putouts, as well as 447 assists and committed only 12 errors. Lindor was a part of 83 double plays with a range factor of 4.37.
Range factor is determined by putouts plus assists multiplied by nine, and then, divided by the number of innings played.
Lindor is the first Indians player honored with a Gold Glove since center fielder Grady Sizemore won back-to-back awards during the 2007 and 2008 seasons.
Lindor is the second shortstop in Indians history to be honored with a Gold Glove Award. Indians Hall of Famer Omar Vizquel won the American League Gold Glove Award for eight straight years from 1994 through 2001.
Including Lindor, the Indians have had players honored with Gold Glove awards on 30 occasions. Vizquel holds the franchise record with eight awards, followed by four from center fielder Kenny Lofton (1993-1996), three by second baseman Roberto Alomar (1999-2001) and first baseman Vic Power (1959-1961), and two each by Sizemore and catcher Ray Fosse (1970-1971).
Third basemen Matt Williams (1997) and Travis Fryman (2000), catcher Sandy Alomar, Jr. (1990) and outfielders Minnie Minoso (1959), Jim Piersall (1961), Vic Davalillo (1964) and Rick Manning (1976) each won one Gold Glove in their time with the Indians.