Durham third baseman Russ Canzler has been named the International League's most valuable player, marking the fifth time in 14 years a Bull has won the award.
Canzler has a .312 average, 18 home runs and 79 RBIs through Monday. The 25-year-old, who is in his first Triple-A season, joins Dan Johnson (2010), Kevin Witt (2006), Toby Hall (2001) and Steve Cox (1999) on Durham's IL MVP list.
"It’s definitely a little overwhelming," Canzler said in a release. "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."