Jeremy Pena Oct 15, 2022; Seattle, Washington, USA; Houston Astros shortstop Jeremy Pena (3) fields the ball in the fourteenth inning against the Seattle Mariners during game three of the ALDS for the 2022 MLB Playoffs at T-Mobile Park. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Astros play in Game 3 of the 2022 World Series on Tuesday, but the team is celebrating a historic feat achieved by one of their own.

Rookie shortstop Jeremy Peña made the Astros’ life very easy as they transitioned away from former multi-time All-Star Carlos Correa in the offseason. With Correa signing with the Minnesota Twins, Peña had big shoes to fill. All he did was finish as one of the best rookies in the American League, as he feels primed to be a finalist for AL Rookie of the Year.

But before we get there, and before the World Series against the Philadelphia Phillies concludes, Peña made history Tuesday. The Astro shortstop became the first rookie shortstop in MLB history to win a Gold Glove.

Peña edged out the aforementioned Correa and Red Sox star Xander Bogaerts to win the award, per an announcement made on ESPN‘s Rawlings Gold Glove Awards show. It’s another notch in Peña’s belt, one that keeps seeing notches sprout up by the minute it seems. It’s also another showcase for the Astros, who aren’t going away anytime soon whether they win the World Series or not.

Baseball is reacting to the news very positively, including Peña’s manager, Dusty Baker.

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