Yadier Molina has been collecting defensive honors since the 2012 season ended. On Friday, however, Molina received arguably the most prestigious defensive award yet.

Having already earned his fifth straight Gold Glove, Molina was announced as the National League's Platinum Glove Award winner at Rawlings' Gold Glove Award ceremony in New York City. The American League honor went to Texas third baseman Adrian Beltre.

All of the Gold Glove recipients were eligible for the pair of league Platinum Gloves, with the two winners determined through fan voting. This marked the second year that Rawlings has handed out a Platinum Glove. Molina has taken home both NL honors.