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Travs' Grichuk Wins Minor League Gold Glove

Minor League Baseball™ and Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc., today announced that Arkansas Travelers outfielder Randal Grichuk was awarded a 2013 Minor League Baseball Gold Glove.
ST. PETERSBURG, FL —Minor League Baseball™ and Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc., today announced that Arkansas Travelers outfielder Randal Grichuk was awarded a 2013 Minor League Baseball Gold Glove.  The honorees were selected among qualifying players from the 10 domestic-based, full-season Minor Leagues.  They will each receive their own Rawlings Gold Glove Award, modeled after the iconic award given to Major League Baseball’s top defensive players, during the 2014 season.

Grichuk appeared in 118 games in the field with 95 played in right field and 23 games in centerfield.  The 22-year old from Rosenberg, Texas, only committed two errors while throwing out 11 runners.  Grichuk also tied for the Texas League lead amongst outfielders by participating in five double plays.

Grichuk joins Darwin Perez (2011, shortstop) as the second Traveler to win a Rawling Minor League Gold Glove since the award was reinstituted in 2011.

“Since 1957, Rawlings has celebrated defensive excellence at the highest levels of professional baseball” said Mike Thompson, senior vice president of marketing for St. Louis-based Rawlings.  “Every organization should be proud to have a Minor League Baseball Rawlings Gold Glove Award winner in their system."

"I know what an honor it is for a player to receive a Rawlings Gold Glove Award, having been involved in presenting them to the winners the last two years,” said Pat O’Conner, President & CEO of Minor League Baseball.  “The players really appreciate and understand how prestigious the accolade is and I want to thank Rawlings Sporting Goods for their continued support of Minor League Baseball.”

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