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Dodgers: Kemp, Hudson win Gold Gloves

November 11, 2009 | 12:41 pm

Matt Kemp won his first Gold Glove today, as he and teammate Orlando Hudson took home the end-of-the-year prizes for defensive excellence.

Dodgerslogo Kemp, 25, became the Dodgers' primary center fielder this season, replacing the departed Andruw Jones. His 14 assists were the third most in baseball.

For Hudson, the Gold Glove is his fourth. Returning from a career-threatening wrist injury he suffered last year, Hudson had a fielding percentage of .988, the fifth best in Dodgers history for a second baseman.

Hudson, who lost his starting position to Ronnie Belliard late in the season, is a free agent and not expected to return to the Dodgers next year.

The NL Gold Glovers:

C: Yadier Molina, Cardinals

1B: Adrian Gonzalez, Padres

2B: Orlando Hudson, Dodgers

3B: Ryan Zimmerman, Nationals

SS: Jimmy Rollins, Phillies

OF: Michael Bourn, Astros

OF: Matt Kemp, Dodgers

OF: Shane Victorino, Phillies

P: Adam Wainwright, Cardinals

-- Dylan Hernandez

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