Barney earns Wilson Defensive Award

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Barney earns Wilson Defensive Award

It's award season in the MLB and a new ceremony has joined in on the fun.

Sunday night, the inaugural Wilson Defensive Awards were announced on MLB Network, including awards for the best overall defensive team, the best defender in each league and the best defender on each individual team.

In a surprise to nobody, Darwin Barney was named the Cubs' best defensive player. Brandon Phillips may not have won the NL Gold Glove, but he was deemed the Reds' best defender. That's gotta count for something, right?

Four other second basemen joined Barney and Phillips on the list, including New York's Robinson Cano, Boston's Dustin Pedroia, Cleveland's Jason Kipnis and Arizona's Aaron Hill.

The Braves were voted the best defensive team, with centerfielder Michael Bourn coming in as the best overall player in the NL. Mike Trout won the same award for the NL.

Preview: Cubs continue series with Nationals tonight on CSN

Preview: Cubs continue series with Nationals tonight on CSN

The Cubs continue their series with the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night in the nation's capital, and you can catch all the action on CSN and streaming live on CSNChicago.com and via the NBC Sports app.

Coverage from the District of Columbia with Len Kasper and Jim Deshaies begins at 6 p.m. Be sure to stick around after the game for reaction and analysis on Cubs Postgame Live.

Tonight's starting pitching matchup: John Lackey (5-8, 4.74 ERA) vs. Stephen Strasburg (8-2, 3.57 ERA)

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Preview: Carlos Rodon makes season debut as White Sox face Yankees on CSN

Preview: Carlos Rodon makes season debut as White Sox face Yankees on CSN

Carlos Rodon makes his season debut as the White Sox take on the New York Yankees tonight, and you can catch all the action on CSN Plus and live streaming on CSNChicago.com and the NBC Sports App.

Coverage begins with White Sox Pregame Live at 6:30 p.m. Be sure to stick around after the final out to get analysis and player reaction on White Sox Postgame Live.

Tonight’s starting pitching matchup: Carlos Rodon (0-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. Masahiro Tanaka (5-7, 5.74 ERA)

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