Alex Gordon, Alcides Escobar, Eric Hosmer and Salvador Perez are Gold Glove finalists.

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The nominees for Gold Glove awards were announced Thursday and not surprisingly the Kansas City Royals have four players up for a coveted defensive nod -- tied with the San Francisco Giants for most in the major leagues.

Catcher Salvador Perez, first baseman Eric Hosmer and left fielder Alex Gordon are all up for the Royals. Right fielder Curtis Granderson is the Mets' lone nominee.

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Escobar is very excited for the honor.

"I'm really proud of myself," he said. "Right now I'm thinking I want to win. That's one of my dreams."