Mark Buehrle won his first Gold Glove on Tuesday and admitted that winning the award was just as satisfying as pitching a perfect game.
Buehrle's been a terrific fielder his entire career, but the political Rawlings Gold Glove group award is a tough club to break into. Left-hander Kenny Rogers' retirement left an opening for Buehrle to finally garner his first award.
The 30-year-old left-hander said he's working with a personal trainer in the offseason to keep his arm strong and fluid. The workout regimen is three days a week, and it includes strength and stretching exercises.
Buehrle was surprised at the deal that sent Josh Fields and Chris Getz to Kansas City for Mark Teahen. However, he was pleased not to have to pitch to Teahen any longer. Teahen has worn him out, going 24 for 53 (.453).