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Bulls' Canzler is IL MVP

Posted August 30, 2011

Durham Bulls infielder Russ Canzler

— Russ Canzler of the Durham Bulls was named 2011 International League Most Valuable Player Tuesday. He is the fifth Bull to win the award in the 14 years the Bulls have played in the IL.

“It feels great. It’s definitely a little overwhelming. It’s one of those things you don’t imagine happening for yourself. I was fortunate enough to play with a good group of guys the entire year and stay healthy and it’s a real tribute to this organization to have the league MVP for two years in a row,” Canzler said.

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Canzler's honor also marks back-to-back years a Bull has won the award after Dan Johnson won it in 2010.

Canzler, who signed with Tampa Bay as a free agent in the offseason, has played at third base, first base, left field and right field for the Bulls in 2011 and accrued a .312 average, 18 home runs and 79 RBI. He leads the league in extra-base hits (61), runs scored (77), total bases (241), and slugging percentage (.533).

A former 30th round pick, Canzler was also a starter on the IL All-Star team at third base. He was responsible for all the scoring with a 3-run homer in a 3-0 win for the IL. He becomes the second player to ever win the League MVP and Top Star at the All-Star Game in the same season joining Durham's Kevin Witt in 2006.

2011 INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE AWARD WINNERS

Most Valuable Player Russ Canzler, Durham Bulls
Most Valuable Pitcher Julio Teheran, Gwinnett Braves
Rookie of the Year Julio Teheran, Gwinnett Braves
Manager of the Year Mike Sarbaugh, Columbus Clippers

2011 INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE ALL-STAR TEAM

First Baseman Matt Hague, Indianapolis Indians
Second Baseman Jason Kipnis, Columbus Clippers
Shortstop Zack Cozart, Louisville Bats
Third Baseman Russ Canzler, Durham Bulls
Catcher Devin Mesoraco, Louisville Bats
Outfielders Stefan Gartrell, Gwinnett Braves
Alex Presley, Indianapolis Indians
Dayan Viciedo, Charlotte Knights
Designated Hitter Jorge Vazquez, Scranton/WB Yankees
Utility Player Luis Valbuena, Columbus Clippers
Starting Pitcher Julio Teheran, Gwinnett Braves
Relief Pitcher Tim Wood, Indianapolis Indians

 

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  • billybob72 Aug 30, 11:27 a.m.

    Congratulations! I hope you can make the trip down to St. Pete soon and help out the Rays.

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